Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rain, Rain, Come and Stay!

"The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency." ~Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons

I secretly love a rainy day. It's the perfect excuse to dress in hiding layers. It's the perfect excuse to stay home. It's the perfect excuse to bake. It's the perfect excuse to do crafts with my kids. And, it's the perfect excuse to be lazy and read a book.

I think my love of rainy days originates back to growing up and working at our family landscaping company. I would wake up, throw my hair into a long pony tail, pull on the uniform of khaki shorts and a green t-shirt, and walk down to work. If it was raining I would stand with the other workers waiting for the call. I loved those days when all productivity came to a halt. The beeps of backing up equipment were silenced, no one loaded trucks with wheel barrows and tools, and everyone just stood waiting on the rain. I have no ties to landscaping anymore but still love to use a rainy day as an excuse to stop productivity.

Today, I'm going to dress cozy. Today, I'm going to bake lemon sugar cookies. Today, I'm going to read the book that just arrived in the mail. Today, I'm going to let my kids paint. I guess it's still a productive day, but it's doing what we want and at a different pace.

4 comments:

Angel said...

I put on real clothes this morning, and just change back into comfy ones. Too cozy inside to even consider going back out there since I don't absolutely have to. I love your blog today and to know I am not alone.

Sandy said...

We just made brownies (from scratch!!!), read books, and are sitting in sweat pants. Ah...love the lounging. But alas, I must get dressed and do some work later today. Although I would love to stay here and curl up with my library book.

Parenting in blue jeans said...

You are not alone Angel! I'm going out now, so I guess I better at least dress it up with jeans.

Sandy, Homemade brownies! Seriously, I din't know you could make them without a box! Just kidding but i've got a great jellow story to share with you some time.

Kristin said...

Lemon sugar cookies sound delicious! Care to share the recipe?

I just love the rain and wish we got more here in S Cal!

Since I enjoy your blog so much, I left something for you on mine. Take a look when you get a chance. :)

http://adventuresofabettycrockerwannabe.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet.html