It’s raining here this morning! I just love the rain!
Sure. It can be a hassle. I think everyone has their own reasons for disliking the rain. For me – this morning – it was a travel issue. I was told late last night that I can’t drive my car – it needs to be fixed. Ugh. OK, I can handle this, we’ll walk to school. It’s just half a mile. Then I woke up this morning – late because the baby finally settles down for a good stretch of uninterrupted sleep right before I have to wake up, but I was zonked out – anyway, I wake up to the sound of rain. Who wants to walk in that? So, I frantically call the new friends I have been blessed with in the year since I moved here. And we were rescued!
But, hassles aside, I just love the rain!!
One year ago this month, I came to this town for the weekend hoping and praying that I could find a place to live. I found this house and fell in love with it.
The realtor mentioned the effect of the drought on the yard. It sure was dry. And that summer, the record-setting high temperatures and lowered water levels made me wonder what in the world I had just done by moving here. But, we have been blessed with rain since then. And look at our little house now.
So, even with the hassles, I love the rain! I love the sound of rain, the way it smells, and standing in the rain feels amazing! (Well, unless you do it for a long period of time and are cold and can’t get out of the rain … you know what I mean.) I love brightly colored rain boots that keep your feet dry and are great for splashing in! (I know. I have a pair!) I so enjoy listening to the rain … getting comfy with a mug of hot cocoa … a blanket and a movie or a good book … pillows on the floor and a game of cards or a board game … and especially the way the lamps inside seem to give off a warmer, more golden, light on rainy days. Why is that? I don’t know, but it feels magical and wonderful!
If it’s raining where you are, I hope you’re enjoying it, too.