So, you wake up, get showered, dressed... you're out the door feeling put together and ready to face the day. Then, before you can say, "wet blanket", a car roars by through a large puddle and now you're the blanket. Familiar? We know that feeling of being soaked down to our wet socks a little too well.
During this time of year, it isn't just rain showers that come around. As a prelude to the June wedding season, you might receive an invitation or two to a shower. These strange times won't hold us back from living life, instead, it exercises our creativity. Many people have adapted by holding outdoor garden showers or "shift showers" where two to five guests have hourlong shifts.
We can combine or replace this with livestreaming. And rather than bringing gifts the day of the event, guests can ship or drop off presents in advance. There are also some games and means of connection that are not affected at all, such as asking each guest to enclose a recipe card with a recipe written on it with their gift.
And as baby birds and other little animals venture out this spring, so, too, do little wee human beings. Baby showers can use new tactics such as "sprinkle showers" where guests sign up for a time slot during the day, drive-by showers, or virtual showers. To unite everyone in celebrating, you can send paper decorations and party favours to guests ahead of time so everyone can join in on the day of the event.
No wedding or baby shower going on within your circle this rainy month? Consider curling up with a good book, a warm beverage, a movie or show.
We've got you covered with ideas on how to spend these rainy days indoors - more on that next week.