Monday, May 23, 2005

Reasons to Love Several Consecutive Weeks of Rain

  1. Natural conversations with complete strangers about the weather. An opportunity to make new friends.
  2. It's great weather for soup. I love soup. Which reminds me, I must ask Kate for that delish African peanut soup recipe.
  3. No need to get a pedicure since I'm not wearing my cute springy sandals.
  4. We're still using our fireplace. I love reading a bit by the fire before Claire's bus brings her home in the afternoons.
  5. No pressure to do yard work. I don't love yard work and I'm not very good at it.
  6. I'm getting my money's worth out of my gym membership since I can't go roller blading down a charming path followed by a bbq with friends.
  7. I don't have to put the screens back on the upstairs windows yet. The downstairs windows got done several weeks ago when we opened the windows for one afternoon of good weather.
  8. An opportunity to investigate an interesting indoor destination for a Memorial Day outing. (Yes, the forecast predicts rain.) Suggestions welcome.
  9. It's easy to dress the kids in the morning since there are only a few items left from the season that they have not outgrown or destroyed.
  10. No need to really do my hair since it will flatten in the rain. This leaves more time for watching Matt and Katie.

3 comments:

teri springer said...

"An opportunity to investigate an interesting indoor destination for a Memorial Day outing. (Yes, the forecast predicts rain.) Suggestions welcome."

You mean there is such a thing as a Memorial Day Weekend that ISN'T cold and rainy?? Huh....We still cook out ('course, I cook out even when it's -20), go to the movies, go to the Air Museum, ride the horses in the parade on Monday.....

teri

Elle said...

Memorial Day weekend means "birthday holiday weekend" for me so let's hope for no rain!

Junott said...

Your right, it is a great time for soup during rainy or even foggy weather. I have learned to make all kinds soups along with homemade breads to keep me busy when the rain is non-stop for weeks at a time.