U is for under my umbrella

24 Apr


Ahh, Mother Nature. Laying waste to best laid plans.

It was supposed to rain on Tuesday. For a good part of the afternoon. I have a fantastic raincoat that I much prefer to an umbrella. It keeps more of me drier. I don’t have to fight with it in the wind. I still have two hands free to carry all the other crap I routinely juggle. I took this super raincoat to work with me on Tuesday, anticipating that I would need it when I was ready to depart. I took my umbrella, too, because based on the forecast, I had a great RAoK all planned.

101_3511I was going to walk out the front door of the college, all bundled up against the downpour, and look for a student unprepared for the deluge. I was then going to gallantly offer the umbrella that I was not going to need, telling my target to just return it to me the next time he or she was on campus.

As luck would have it, it rained for about five minutes around lunch time. That’s it. The sun was peeking through the clouds by the time I left. Thanks, Mother Nature, for ruining my RAoK. I guess I’ll just save this one for a rainy day.


In an attempt to overwrite all the negative feelings I have about April I have made a pledge to complete 26 random acts of kindness this month. Reporting on these acts is the theme of my participation in this year’s April A to Z Challenge. If what you read here inspires you to commit your own RAoKs this month, please share what you’ve done in the comments. Together, we can rewrite April’s legacy!

If you’d like to check out how some other bloggers are responding to the A to Z Challenge, click here. Beware, there are 2048 participants at the time of this posting…I accept no responsibility for the hours you are likely to lose once you start browsing! 🙂

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Challenges, True Life



3 responses to “U is for under my umbrella

  1. Liz A.

    April 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    It’s a good one. You’ll have to tell us how it goes when you get a chance to try it.

  2. D.A.Cairns

    April 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    There will be plenty of rainy days…

  3. foreignfeasts

    April 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    What a great idea to overwrite your thoughts! I do a month of random act of kindness in November to mark Thanksgiving because I always feel I have so many things to be grateful for so should pay it forward. Dropped by for A-Z. We’re all in the homestretch now. 🙂


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