yesterday, and over the last couple days we've had a boatload of rain. days when it rains just about all day. love them. days when the rains is slow and steady with interspersed periods of diluge. love them. they don't in any way bring bad feelings of woe or depression but feelings of curling up with a cup of coffee, snuggle in under a blanket, and read a good book.
unfortunately i had things to do so i couldn't snuggle in under a blanket and read. but i did hoard the coffee. my son asks for coffee almost every morning and i usually indulge him with a cup but yesterday i just wanted it all for myself. but, i let him have one. and i prefaced it with not taking all the creamer.
it can chill the air, darken the outside not unlike the beginnings of night. it can bring on the desire to sleep in - or just go to sleep. would be nice if i didn't have so much to do. it lowers the clouds so low that sometimes it's hard to tell where the sky ends and the earth begins. when the heavier falls come it is hard to see even down the road without the rain clouding your vision.
i makes my body do weird things. like ache. my knees were screaming last night. my shoulders too. i think my shoulders were shouting the loudest because i'd swam a mile the day before and worked those muscles. and then the rain. and this ole' body feels the pain everywhere. yeah, i know arthritis came callin'. and he wasn't even welcome. but he plants himself in my presence and is a pain in the you know what. so i had to take a hot, hot shower to ease my woes and pains mr. arthritis had caused, and the rain.
it's really good sleepin' weather. i know. i said that. so when it was time to snuggle in for the night. and after my hot, hot shower, i had the window opened half-way and listened to the rain as it fell, as it hit the ground, the roof, and the trees. and i slept.