Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rainy days and Mondays

Well, the Carpenters had it half right. Mondays do always get me down. But I love rainy days.

There's a good, steady rain happening outside right now. I love that noise. I wish I could curl up in bed and listen to that noise. Turn all the lights off, and just listen to the rain hitting the house. It's one of the most soothing noises I know.

A good thunderstorm is always welcome too. That moment of anticipation between when you see the lightning flash until the thunder's crash follows - there's just nothing like it. I remember as a child taking pillows and blankets out on the front porch and watching storms like that. Often I would take a book and enjoy the sounds and smells that come from such a storm.

And I remember grabbing and umbrella, rolling up the legs of my pants, and splashing around in puddles until I was soaked. I've always loved the rain. It's one of my favorite things about summer and spring.

Thankfully I've got the perfect porch for watching storms like this. When she gets a little older, I'll be taking munchkin out there to initiate her into the club. I hope she enjoys it as much as I do.

1 comment:

Christianne said...

Here there lady! This is my first visit, I haven't even had a chance to read beyond your first post yet. I just had to say that I am super-excited that there is someone else in the world just like me when it comes to rain and storms! I have the exact same memories (minus the porch because we didn't have one!) and feel the exact same way about rain! You were right ... we do have tons in common!