Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

April Showers Bring More Blog Posts


If you ever notice that I start posting here more or less frequently, you can almost always assume it has something to do with the weather. If it’s rainy, very cold, icy, snowy, balmy, perfectly sunny or terribly crappy, chances are I will blog that week. If the weather is temperate, reasonable, average, or generally unremarkable, I probably won’t.

It all has to do with the peculiar rhythm of my job, which syncs to external and metaphysical forces almost always beyond my control. If there is an exact formula to client show rate, I have not yet stumbled on it, but the general rule is people do not want to come outside in any sort of extreme weather scenario.

Today the weather is positively terrible, as though a gang of nasty little gremlins is hanging over some invisible ledge in the sky, waiting to dump buckets of water on the poor innocents schlepping to work.  I’m sitting in my office alone waiting for my pants to dry and wishing I had someone to play Scrabble with. The cancelled reservations have been literally pouring in. It’s after 12 noon, and I haven’t seen a single person yet.

My favorite cancellation message was from a client who texted: “Can’t make it. I’m made of paper and unable to get wet.”

Anyway, the point of this blog post is that I’m sort of bored and looking for ways to make use of this unexpected free time (and by free, I really mean “unpaid”.

If any of you local-yokels are soaking wet and ambling around the East Village, come stop by my office. We’ll grab some noodle soup around the corner and I’ll hang a funny sign on my door that says something like “Gone Fishing” or “Can’t talk now; I’m busy trying to fix my hair.”

In my world, April showers bring May flowers, poor show rates and bad hair days.

But they also get me closer to June and backyard barbecues, so I can’t complain too much.



Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Brandi James
    I’d totally take you up on your noodle soup offer, even though it’s sunny and 80 here a noodle bowl still sound delicious. If you get too bored, I finally decided to start a youtube channel and you can check out my ramblings if you’d like!
    • Jenn from much to my delight
      Can’t wait to check it out, Brandi!
  • Debra Carnes
    I just discovered your blog when I saw a post on BlogHer about being too old to blog. Of course it caught my eye because I have umm, a few years on you, okay maybe more than a few. While I don’t necessarily feel too old, I feel like I’m not sure I have a niche either. I’m a mom of teen, so the latest baby carriers or bottle washer gadgets don’t interest me. I’m all about reading good writing and great stories, and I love yours. Glad I discovered your blog. Keep writing!!
    • Jenn from much to my delight
      Thank you, Debra! What a lovely comment. I really appreciate it.