When it rains, it floods

Woke up this morning to the eerie howling of the winds outside. My cellphone read 5:20 a.m. Shit. The rain hasn't stopped since yesterday afternoon. I bet the gutters and drainages must have swollen into a massive pool of filth and human excesses by this time. I shuddered at the mere thought. I planned on going back to slumber, but then the aircon went dead. Crap! Walang kuryente. I scrambled for my cellphone, switched on the torch light, and found my way to the kitchen. I saw ate busy cooking something. She was up very early as usual to help me prepare my son to school, only there were no classes today. I suddenly missed going to school. Not because I loved studying or I was the type who didn't miss a single school day. I particularly missed the announcements on TV during these days, when we were all hunched in front of the TV (or glued to a battery-operated radio during brownouts) waiting for the announcer to say that classes have been suspended. Because today, just like yesterday and the past few days, I've been literally dragging my ass to work. All this extra weight (ahem, as a result of my pregnancy) have made me lethargic and lazy. I can't wait for my maternity leave.

2 comments:

lilithlives said...

Ako din, pag tag-ulan (or bagyo) nami-miss ko ang school days...ang sarap pag suspended ang classes tapos sa bahay lang. When you're working, kahit delubyo na kelangan pa ding magshow up sa office. ;p

slesondak said...

The only thing more fun than listening to the news to see if you have to go to school is walking to school in the sleet. And even better is walking back in the sleet. Ah, the memories...