Monday, February 22, 2010

Rain, Rain...

It's pretty rainy today. I'm not really upset, however. In four months, this is the first day of rain we've seen. Most of the time, it rains at night, or sweeps through with a very brief, heavy shower that sounds like rocks hitting our metal roof. I've been woken up more than once in the middle of night to one of those. Luckily, our boys seem impervious to the noise.

There's something to be said about a rainy day. I got very tired of them in Washington, but on days when you are just looking for an excuse to not have to go out, they are fantastic (if you don't actually have to go out, that is!). So much of our life here is about what we want to do, not what we have to do, so a rainy day is perfect.Oscar wanted to go outside in it, so I brought him out and let him run in the puddles.

Our road has a divet that runs down the entire length of it, so it makes this really long puddle that the boys love running through. I can feel safe allowing this because traffic consists of a couple of golf carts and the occasional security vehicle making a round. Our section of housing consists of all dead end streets, and ours is the last in the row, so that makes it even quieter.

I appreciate that while we have some cold days, I was able to bring Oscar outside in shorts and sandals this morning. We did get some rain fun in while we lived in Washington, but too many of the days required some serious bundling up. That kind of put a damper on things when the goal was to splash in water, resulting in wet clothing. It's February, but feels like fall around here. Sometimes we wear jackets, but most days, including today, we don't. It's going to be something to get used to when we return to the States!

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KK said...

I love the rain and can't wait till it hits here again. I loved living in WA and hated living in the South. haha.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely day! We used to love running outside in the rain showers when it was warm. There's nothing quite like jumping in warm puddles.