Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Today we woke up to a thunderstorm. I was a little irritated as I do enjoy sleeping. But since Andrew had a bad dream, he joined us in our bed last night. I was sandwiched between my husband and my son. Not my favorite place to be as I need my space. (and I find it funny that every time the kids need "us" they always come and get in on my side of the bed even though I'm the furthest away.....hmmm) So I've been up for longer than I wanted to today. And it is still raining. Without the thunder and lightning.

It rains very rarely where I grew up. And when it did rain, we didn't do much of anything. When I worked at a restaurant, the weekends that it rained, few people would show up. There were fewer people at the stores and on the roads. And those that were on the roads drove like crazy people in the rain because it just never rains and there are always a ton of accidents on the freeway. On my mission in France, I had a very rude awakening to rain. It rained all the time. A lot. No matter what time of year. Eventually I got used to it, but it was always extra hard to get out and work that day because I just really wanted to stay home, stay dry, and eat cookies and watch movies all day. I have many memories of getting drenched while riding my bike. When we moved to Germany, I knew it would be like that, but it was still difficult. I find that I get a bit of seasonal depression and between the gray clouds and the rain, my winters were not terribly productive. But I got better. But that first day when the sun came out and it was above 60 degrees was a great day!!!!

Today I'm trying to decide if I'll exercise or not. If I'll go out to Walmart to pick up the few things I need from there. Or if I'll just stay home because it's raining. Maybe someday I'll get used to this rain or if I'll always be a So Cal girl no matter where I live. Maybe I'll have to invest in one of those lights that is like the sun so that I get that energy to do what needs to be done no matter what the weather.

Maybe I'll make these. Yum.


acte gratuit said...

THANK YOU! I went back and looked again and sure enough, AP was an option under State. They just weren't in Alphabetical order!
(And my OCD likes EVERYTHING to be in ORDER!)

Anyway, thanks again!

acte gratuit said...

P.S. I totally have S.A.D.D. too. I wasn't productive the whole four years we lived in S.F. It was too darn foggy to want to leave the house or get anything done!

Shelly! said...

I don't mind rain so much - it has the effect of making one feel like things are washed away. It's the gray (like June gloom) that I hate. I'm with acte gratuit - if it's gray and foggy I'd be mighty unhappy.

And go make your cookies. And call me later with your M I L stuff :)

Vashti said...

The weather in France was wonderful compared to what I experience day after day in Ireland : )I swear, I often think I was born in the wrong country I don't cope with the rain that well either. Our entire summer was dull and wet (except for the 2 weeks in may/june which were nice)