This second day of rain for us has brought much needed diversions. A diversion for Seth from Lucy. A diversion for Lucy because Seth is diverted. A diversion for me from the heat and from watering the yard. A diversion for Hazel...well, because this is actually Hazel's first rain. (Also today: her first turkey and pineapple.) When you're in a house full of people still in the throes of the "firsts" it forces a slowdown of sorts. I've been sitting on the couch a lot lately: Reading to Seth, whispering secrets about lip gloss and getting suckers at the bank with Lucy, wrestling with Hazel, feeding Hazel her "nap" bottle, watching Caillou with Seth, or just watching Seth and Lucy and Hazel. I HAVE to sit on the couch a lot lately because attempts at "productivity" seem to ignite the fires that couch-sitting quells. So...the rain is appropriate today, and yesterday, and hopefully tomorrow...for all this lounging about. Trying to love it, then loving it.