Rainy Days Aren't Sunny Days...

Today is March 30.

But as far as I'm concerned, it's April. Because the showers have arrived. This is what my Dashboard weather gadget told me this morning:

And, believe it or not, this is better looking part of the week. It even snowed a little Monday morning. Wool socks are back in commission. I've had to wear my old nasty rain boots several times already. And, while I love the feeling of walking straight through a puddle in them with no fear of wet soggy jeans, today was just not the day for it.

But, you know the one thing that I DO love about rainy days? (Besides, of course my BRIGHT green raincoat that at least ensures that I won't get hit by a car).

They remind me of Home. As in Washington. Whether it is dumping buckets or just doing that misty thing where it just kind of spits on you all day long, it makes me feel a little more connected to little Gig Harbor.

It makes me think of my mom and one of her best friends Gail who walk together in the mornings even if they have to wear full-body waterproof gear and come back drenched.

It takes me back to setting out on a sailing trip to Vashon Island for 4th of July weekend with Adam--in the pouring down rain last summer, in complete denial of the fact that even July could be gross.

It takes me back to where I came from. Folks, I'm a product of rainy weather. I think it's why I'm obsessed with sunshine.

But you know what? Rain makes things lovely. It's just a fact of life. Washington is called the "Evergreen" state for a reason. And as much as rain stinks while its here, there is so much to look forward to when its gone. Because it makes things grow and bloom and be happy.

One of my best friends once made the (astute) comment that "Rainy days aren't sunny days, that's for sure."

Corrine, I couldn't have put it better myself. And I love that rainy days give us an excuse to stay inside and bundle up every once in awhile. And they make things (i.e. Washington) look like this...

I miss you Washington. Thanks for being rainy and so beautiful.


  1. Hey, if you were here you wouldn't be thinking so fondly of the rain. I am so thankful that I am about take off for CA. I miss you though. Oops gotta turn off electronics.

  2. Its rainy in VA today too and I am SO over it. On Sunday, when it snowed here, Robert exclaimed 'now this is March Madness'

  3. Haha, you are married to a ham. But I miss your ham. And your ham's ham. That would be you.


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