Friday, November 28, 2008

Rain!

When you live in a desert--like I do--you learn to appreciate rain. I mean, in a big way. Like taking walks in it, splashing in puddles, drinking from the sky. So I was on pins-and-needles when the weatherman called for rain in Los Angeles this week, waiting and waiting for the big event.

And planning accordingly. Because part of the fun of rain is pulling out the sweaters and jeans and sweatsuits and boots and umbrellas and jackets.

And deciding on which warm, hearty meal to make for dinner.


And which DVD’s and books you have on hand for the after-rain snuggle-in?



So tell us, am I the only one who gets all excited at the prospect of rain? Or have you had enough already this fall?

12 fresh comments:

Gottawrite Girl said...

I'm in Arizona now, so I'm more on your page. But, last night we had hail. Hail. Very confusing...

Janie Emaus said...

Tina,
We've hardly had enough rain. I got excited this morning because it was all foggy! I love rainy days, especially when I don't have to go anywhere and I can sit and read or write and listen to the drops on the rooftops.

I say..let's do a rain dance!

Janie

Leigh said...

I'm so with ya...we get very little rain in LA too and when we do it doesn't last long and wrecks havoc with the locals. But I love being forced to stay indoors for an afternoon! Any excuse to curl up and read...

Celise said...

I'm in AZ, too, like Gottawrite Girl. I only like rain when it's warm. When it's a cold rain, I like to climb BACK into my pj's, put on some warm socks, get into bed...and read.

Kelly Parra said...

I get a little tired of rain if I'm running around in it all day! lol. But if I'm inside nice and warm, I enjoy settling in with movies and books!

Meredith said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the rain!!! I have lived in Arizona for 17 of my almost 21 years of life and when it rains, I just stop and love it!

The same is true for my sister in law. She has lived here all her life and loves the rain even more than I do, if that is possible.

Rain is just so special, that sometimes I actually go out and play in it. And yes, I am almost 21. Haha.

~Meredith

TinaFerraro said...

I see it's those of us in the south western US that love the rain...I imagine some of our northern friends have other ideas of a good time. Anyway, it's great to hear everyone's thoughts on this!

cindy said...

i don't like being outside with rain, but there's something dreamy about it when you're inside and cozy. it doesn't rain enough in southern cali!!

Heather said...

I absolutely adore rain -- then again, I'm a born-and-raised Arizonan. My mom's from Illinois, so she always says, "Oh, you wouldn't feel the same if--" before I cut her off with, "Shut up! RAIN!!! Whee!"

A Literate Musician said...

It rains way too often here. The only time we really get a break is during the summer. Convenient for boating season. :]

Bianca said...

well, i live in California and i dont get much rain where i live, but when I hear it's on it's way, I always get a good book, turn up the fireplace, and make a nice, steaming cup of hot cocoa :)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Whoo, I'm reading AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES right now and loving it!