There are so many wonderful things about Maine that I try never to complain about the weather....that being the case, I'll simply state the fact that it's a cold, rainy day in early June. And I have a cute (getting fatter by the day) pony grazing out my window with her rump to the wind and blissfully ignorant to the rain as she moseys around for more sweet grass.
So if she can be happy in all that cold wetness, I surely can be happy in my cozy home with my still delicious, re-heated several times over, leftover cup of Starbucks misto I've been sippin' all morning!
I can also take stock of the fact that my children manage to entertain and educate themselves on a regular basis--and even on cold, rainy "summer" days. My oldest daughter dressed her youngest sister and even managed to put her hair into pig-tails (albeit slightly crooked but with matching ponytail holders nonetheless)! And this is all without consulting Mommy once--who happened to be laboriously consumed with her coffee at the moment.
And I can also take stock of this kind of day and not feel too guilty that my sink looks like this when I realize that my garden is fully planted and the flowers are all in their beds reveling in all of this moisture...that my children CAN entertain themselves with puppets made out their sleeves and singing "If you're Happy and you Know it Clap Your Hands!" without the aid of elctronic media and stimulus! My husband's presently out in the rain and woods rescuing our logs for the future rafters of our future roof--and that eventually these things will all come together into bigger things. And that actually many of these seemingly "little things" are "big things"....when I'm able to sit back on wet, rainy, cold "summer" days and take stock.