I arrived at the cool air-conditioned house, feeling much better after some activity, mere minutes before the wind picked up. Lacey and I rushed around the backyard, folding lawn chairs and securing the umbrella. We put The Great Escape in the DVD player (OK, in the PlayStation), and settled in for the movie as the thunder rumbled overhead and the rain began pelting down in force.
We stopped the movie before the end, as Lacey was falling asleep, so we'll have to finish it at another time. I spent the rest of the evening finishing a book (The Game by Laurie King, at last) and listening to the storm. All in all, a satisfying Monday's activity.