The Northeast is in for some pretty terrible weather for the next few days. Try telling Mother Nature that it’s summer– it was only about 60 degrees today and poured for hours. Certainly not beach weather! Instead of letting the weather get me down, I look forward to rainy days for a few reasons:
1. Cute rain gear! Rainy days give me the opportunity to flaunt my bright blue rain jacket and favorite mini-umbrella. I love my North Face jacket; while it was pricy, it is well-made and has lasted me for awhile. I also have a pair of Hunter boots that I splurged on using my summer paychecks. They’re very sturdy and I’ve used them as snow boots too. Instead of bumming it on a rainy day, I like to pick out colorful (and appropriate) clothes to brighten up the day!
2. Reading a good book: There’s nothing better than spending a rainy day curled up on the couch with my favorite book and a hot cup of tea. Today, I finished Where’d You Go, Bernadette. The book is written from the perspective of Bee, Bernadette’s daughter who is trying to piece together her mother’s sudden disappearance. It isn’t a typical novel– it strings together emails, phone messages, and other tidbits that help Bee understand and track down her mother. The book is laugh-out-loud funny, and I totally recommend it. Bonus: it takes place in Seattle, the ultimate rainy-day city.
3. Naps: Pretty self-explanatory…who doesn’t love a little siesta? Rainy days are usually accompanied by cooler temperatures, which make it easier to fall asleep. The clouds make it darker, and the sound of rain splashing on the pavement and against the windows is great background noise. I love snuggling under the covers and taking a power-nap to energize me for the rest of the day– be careful not to sleep for too long, though, or you’ll just end up feeling drowsier.
4. Rainbows: They don’t always appear, but when they do, they sure are special. Looking for rainbows is my equivalent of looking for a four leaf clover; when you finally see one, the search was worth it. Even if there isn’t a rainbow, everything looks prettier the day after it rains. Colors are brighter, flowers are bigger, and the sunshine is brighter.
The rain isn’t so bad. There’s plenty of things to look forward to, even if it’s just the next nice day. What about you all? Do you guys love anything about rainy days?