Well I really didn’t intend to go to Council Point Park this morning since an all-morning rain was in the forecast. Believing the meteorologists, last night I didn’t even set the alarm deciding to sleep in and do some much-needed chores around the house instead. I gathered the garbage to put outside, then peered out the front door to see if I could just zip out and back without a coat since the weather was so mild. To my surprise, there was no rain, the sky was blue and a pale sun was trying to make an appearance. So, throwing caution (and chores) to the wind, I decided since I had to take the garbage outside anyway, I might as well lace up my walking shoes and get some miles in. I didn’t stop to grab any critter treats or take along any rain gear since it was a spur-of-the moment trip. Just as I reached the Park entrance, which is nearly a mile from my home, there was a horribly loud and long rumble of thunder. It stopped me in my tracks and I pivoted and peeled out for home. Unfortunately, though the sky was bright, the roll of thunder was the precursor to the quick pitter-patter of raindrops and within a block a drenching rain ensued. Well, the only good thing was that it was such a mild day that the rain likewise was warmish, but still! My sweats were sopping wet by the time I reached my house and my hair was dripping as well. As I stripped off my soggy clothing, I glanced at the pedometer, grumbling to myself that the trip was rather a waste of time and energy for a measly two miles. The gadget confirmed that nearly 4,000 steps had been walked, but it also displayed a flashing “battery low” message. Well, that just added insult to injury as to my shortened walk and my mood. Luckily, I have committed my walking mileage amounts to memory for all my favorite routes, so no big deal until I replace the battery or get a new pedometer. Now, like all of you, I await and worry as this fractious storm nears and I will shut down and unplug my computer as soon as this blog about my Sunday “sogg”a is posted. I saw this picture the other day … it sure is appropriate for our impending stormy weather so I am sharing it with you. Be safe everyone.