blue-eyed charmer

(Pre Script: Saturday Steals tomorrow. Be there or don’t be.)


We’ve had rain here at a constant rate for 24 hours straight. And counting.

It’s unusual for Southern Alberta, and some people are grouchy about it. That’s because it’s a hint of months to come, and fall just barely got here so we’re not ready for winter yet.

I’m not grouchy, though.

A remnant of my Arizona born-and-raisedness is that I love rain in all its forms. It’s so rare an occurrence for us up that we’re conditioned to appreciate every blessed drop that comes our way.

Quick rainstorms are nice, but long, drawn out drizzles are better. The kind where the sun never even has a chance of peeking through the clouds all day. The kind where you’re guaranteed to be on rainy day schedule day at school (that’s where you get to stay inside during recess and play heads up seven up while the poor teachers are probably ready to kill themselves).

That’s the kind of day we had today and it was lovely.

Made even lovelier by this, the world’s greatest Rainy Day Song (warning: triple F-bomb at 4:03 but it sort of doesn’t sound like it so just pretend they’re saying something else):

What do you listen to when you need to feel cozy?

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10 Responses to blue-eyed charmer

  1. Jamie says:

    It’s funny you wrote about the weather. Today was the first day that actually felt like fall here in Arizona. The first day I opened my front door and it was cooler outside than in our air conditioned house. As I went from room to room opening all the windows, the song “It’s a Beautiful Morning” kept playing in my head. You know, the one they used to play over the announcement everyday in elementary school. It has been forever embedded in my brain.

  2. chelsie says:

    It snowed here today. Yes we were in class facing the speaker as the guest speaker faced the window, when he suddenly exclaimed “It’s SNOWING!” He is from south Africa and had never seen snow. This was only the second time for me so all day all I could do was stare at the mountains. It is so cool, you can actually see the snow covering them through the day! I know, I know… Just wait it gets worse, right?

  3. Lindy says:

    If you fancy seeing lots of rain feel free to come back to England in the winter! It’s pretty much all we get!


  4. irene says:

    we still have summer here =( i can’t wait to get some rain, i feel just like you because we have so much sun and heat for so many months that i just love when the rain won’t go =)

  5. James says:

    It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets Christmas Carol

  6. Alaina says:

    I have a good friend who lives in Phoenix, and she says the exact same thing about rain…I do love a nice rain, though, when I’m snug and inside. Don’t really have any particular I like listening to…

    I need to get my lazy butt in gear and do a Saturday Steal tomorrow…promise!

  7. Geevz says:

    When I was in college, we’d turn on a little Jack Johnson while sipping some hot chocolate while it snowed outside. This was often followed with some snow cream and general hijinx with the roommates. Happy times I am often nostalgic about.

  8. Lindsey says:

    I love the rain! But mostly in the evenings and on the weekends… I’m the kind of teacher you were talking about–the one that wants to kill herself when we get too many “rainy day schedules” in a row.

  9. Luisa says:

    Oh, I love the winter. I know I’m a little weird (I feel weird when I say that cause nobody likes the cold)… i’m so jealous it ‘s snowing there already! I can’t wait – seriously!

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