Five On Friday, A Rainy Spring Break

It’s been a rainy spring break week around here.  We’ve spent all of it so far at home.  At the beginning of the week, I challenged myself to take at least one photo each day.  I did manage to do that.

I decided to share the photos as glimpses of each day of our rainy spring break for my Five on Friday, hosted by the blog, F.A.S.T.


It was gray, gloomy morning with rain on the horizon.  However, it was a great day to wake up to a purring cat as opposed to a blaring alarm.  G had a friend stay over Sunday night and a gloomy Monday morning seemed a good time for doughnuts.  Unfortunately, most local doughnut shops take Mondays off.  The grocery store selections had to do.  The apple fritter is always, always mine.  Waiting until Tuesday will be our plan next time, however.


Another rainy morning but I was determined to get the family out of the house if only for a bit.  Only for a bit to have lunch at a local restaurant was all we could manage.  Even that proved to be a bit of a fight.

A local park’s waterfall (turned on for the spring and summer season at last!) made for a nice view during our lunch.  I just had to annoy the family and take a few pictures from the parking lot.


Guess what kind of weather greeted us on Wednesday morning?  More rain!  Tuesday evening was J’s turn to have a friend over.  The boys stayed up quite late and so Wednesday turned out to be a perfect lazy day for me.

I spent it with a cup of tea, my book, and a rather sub-par cupcake (boxed mix and frosting…)


I left the boys all to their own devices (J actually had plans to go to a local science museum with a friend) and went to get my hair done.

I was slightly nervous to be getting a perm again but I was ready for a change.  I trust my hairdresser and she assured me I wouldn’t come out looking like my grandmother.

I was quite happy with the results.  We’ll see how I do with styling it when I can actually wash it in a couple of days.  Things haven’t changed that much and I still must wait to wash my hair for 2 days. 

We also decided to take advantage of our damp, rainy weather and throw a bit of grass seed down in the now muddy patches of our yard. 


Well, so far it has not rained.  However, the skies still look like this:  My mood is starting to match the weather (and yes, more rain is called for during our weekend!) and I’m feeling a bit gloomy.

This was not exactly the spring break I had in mind.  How do you cope with gray, gloomy days?

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14 thoughts on “Five On Friday, A Rainy Spring Break

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I think I need to just ignore the weather and get us out of the house. I know my spirits will be better next week when I go back to work. Hard to be glum around a large group of preschool kids. I do love waterfalls and am lucky we live close to one (even though it is not “natural”). I need to look into where some more might be around here. Hope you are having a good weekend!

  1. Snap

    Too much rain and cloudy skies does seem to “grow” on one. Your purring kitty is very lovely — I’ve always liked grey cats! Great waterfall. I always enjoy book recommendations. It must be ESP … I was wondering recently whether “perms” were still done! Have a great week!
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    1. Jean Post author

      She is a very sweet little cat, good thing since she decided 5:00a.m. on a Saturday would be a great time for some extra love today. I do recommend the book in the photo, it was very good and I’ve already decided I need to read more by that author. My favorite thing about the book was at the end he discussed some of his sources (it’s sort of one of those fiction based loosely on facts kind of novels) and so I also added a few books to my “want to read list” from that as well. My hairdresser said perms are beginning to make a comeback, I sure hope it’s true but I’m happy either way. Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, and it appears we are going to get more today. I just keep telling myself how much I’ll love all the green grass and flowers it will bring later. Thank you, hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

  2. Beverly Meyers

    It was the week before but I ended up seeing 4 movies over spring break – Kong Island, Logan, The Great Wall and Beauty and the Beast. I was behind in my movies because of our trip anyway. – George did not see any of these movies. The only way I got him out of the house was to go to Pizza Street. Yesterday, though I did take George to see Boss Baby. He was bugging me to take him so I did not wait until the Sensory Friendly Film this time. It was cute

    1. Jean Post author

      Wow, that’s a lot of movie going! Kong Island didn’t appeal to me but of course, I’d like to see The Great Wall. I also heard Logan was really good and am thinking as I write this that my husband mentioned wanting to see that one. I thought Boss Baby looked really cute as well. The only way I can usually get my two out of the house is with a bribe of food 😉

    1. Jean Post author

      Aw, thank you! We think she is the cutest little cat in the world but we may be a bit biased over here. Looking forward to joining in with Five on Friday as much as I can manage. Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well.


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