Pluviophile Mama

a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Crescent City — September 30, 2021

Crescent City

I sat here and stared at this blank screen for a solid hour trying to figure out where to start with my love of Sarah J Maas! However, I am beyond annoyed at myself for picking up her book House of Earth and Blood. It’s part of a series that is not finished and I know better. I should have waited until there’s at least 3 books out before starting the series because now I’m just devastated with a massive book hangover. I much prefer reading the whole series like a giant book to reading one and now having to wait till… 2022?!?! Are you joking? Ugh I shouldn’t even have looked.

This book gave me all the feels. I was slightly confused at the start but once I got into it I was hooked! I borrowed the ebook from the Libby library and finished it in 21 days with time to spare.

This is not for everyone and I wouldn’t recommend it to most of my friends who read. My Literary Society wouldn’t not enjoy. But give me Fae, immortals, a strong bad ass female lead and add in cellphones you’ve got me hooked. I appreciated the adult content as well. Not enough sex drugs and enemies to lovers in most fantasy books but Sarah J Maas delivered.

I am still grieving pretty heavily so I’m not sure if my sobbing towards the end was repressed emotion or if it was just that good of a book. I have a sweatshirt that says “Give me romance, but make it dark”. This book is what I’m talking about it. Dark and twisted enemies to lovers working their own shit out along the way. I need book number two immediately.

Pluviophile Positivity — September 19, 2021

Pluviophile Positivity

Summer is truly rough for a pluviophile. especially here in The-Middle-Of-No-Where California. I know we don’t have it as bad as some but temps of 111 are just not okay with me. I’m the opposite of a witch, I melt in summer.

I could bag on how much I hate summer all day. I could say how proud it makes me when we’re driving and my 6 year old tells me she hates the sun. I’ll never forget driving her to Preschool and her asking me to “turn down the sun, it’s too much”. Future pluviophile in the making.

But my cousin and I just had a long conversation about how negative we are even without realizing it. At first I was thinking that it didn’t apply to me. I’m a generally happy person and I laugh a lot so I’m not negative. But the whole next day I paid attention to every thought and every word that came out of my mouth and you know what? I’m pretty negative! Sure I’m funny, but that’s just a coping mechanism and is usually at my own expense! What good is the humor when it’s just beating myself up?

So we are both paying attention to our own attitudes and let me tell you… it’s not easy! I feel like I’m retraining my brain. I’m also paying attention to the people in my life. How I feel when I leave them, see a text come through from them, get off the phone with them. Some conversations have me thinking “I don’t feel good energy in this conversation” or with that person. Just going to put a little distance and see how I feel.

My hope/goal is that all this will make me a more enjoyable, pleasant person to be around too. Not that I won’t have moments, we both texted each other saying “my mood was brought down today”. But we’ll try again tomorrow. And every day after that.

I had started this post earlier in the week. I had finished yet but when I woke up in the middle of the night I smelled rain! Yes rain!!! When we woke up Rylan and I sat outside bundled in a blanket. I had my kindle and she snuggled in my lap and fell asleep while it sprinkled on us both. It was so perfect and made my heart explode with happiness. That moment is what life is all about and what encourages me to be positive and spread that energy from this morning around.

Wishing everyone positive vibes only going into the week!

%d bloggers like this: