Is it just me or is anyone else a bit sick of those “Laid in bed listening to the rain” Facebook statuses?
I’d say they were the reason I gave up on FB, but I’d be lying. However, every time I saw them I would cringe a little inside as I was never sure just how many times in one year, the same person found the time to do such a thing.
Now, with the doors in this 70 year old house rattling with the through draft of the wind and the rain tapping against the window, I’m no longer quite the fan I used to be of wet weather.
I like rainy and windy weekends, providing I have nothing planned. It opens up a whole range of possibilities to do things you might not find the time to do when it’s nicer weather. I’ve made a little list of things I like to do when the weather isn’t at it’s best. Maybe you’ll be able to find one or two that takes your fancy on this drizzly damp day…
- Write a “Life Catch Up” blog post.
- Rearrange your bedroom or spring clean.
- Read a book snuggled up in a chair with a large mug of tea.
- Binge-watch a new Netflix series.
- Go for a muddy walk in the rain.
- Have a hot bath with incense & candles while listening to the rain outside.
- Write a letter to a friend.
- Get crafty.
- Make homemade soup in the kitchen.
- Create a playlist of songs that have rain in the title. Because I know how to have an awful lot of fun.
There can be times when the rain is just a beautiful thing. Like when it begins to rain just as you step through the front door after a long day, or when you’re sat in a pretty seat next to the window with a cup in one hand and a book in the other and as you watch the rain drops trickle down the window pane, your head rests upon the glass and you smile at how relaxing life suddenly seems.
And then it thunders or the cat jumps up on the window ledge outside and before you know it, you’re covered in hot tea, you’ve lost your place in the book and life no longer seems to be all that relaxing.
A song to get you on your way: Shelter From The Storm – Bob Dylan