Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rain Is A Good Thing

Current Location: Auburn, WA

Or so I'm trying to tell myself!

Yep, this is winter in the Northwest. Here's a glimpse of the 5-day forecast. It's not a whole lot different than the past week and the 5 days after this look frighteningly similar.

So instead of feeling glum and frustrated, I'm trying to embrace it. I'm constantly working on being more positive (yeah, I still need a lot of practice!). So in looking at the glass half full, here are a handful of reasons why I love this weather:

1. Rain is necessary...without it there would be no life
2. You can't have a rainbow without the rain
3. Nothing smells fresher than the earth after a rainstorm
4. It provides a good excuse for an afternoon nap
5. It is forcing us to use the gym on a daily basis
6. Comfort food - what better time to enjoy comfort food than when it's cold and wet (another reason the daily gym visits are a must!)
7. It certainly makes the surroundings green and lush
8. We're saving lots of money on sunscreen!
9. I (still) love the sound of raindrops pattering on the roof of the RV
10. We have lots of time to do all of those indoor projects (now we just have to find the motivation!)
11. All of this rain will make us really appreciate the California sunshine this summer
12. If the precipitation is in the form of rain, then it means that it's above freezing.
13. Sooner or later, it has to stop!

Got others to add to the list? Pass them on!


  1. I'm the same way when it's raining. You're right though, there are lots of good things about rain. I'm hoping for some sunshine for you!

  2. It does wear on your nerves but, it could be worse. It could be -10 and 2 feet of snow. It almost makes your temps seem balmy :) Hang in there. It, too, shall pass.

  3. We are going to see if we can't box you up some sunshine and send it your way. I would be going crazy without some sunshine. I have heard than tanning beds help with lack of sunshine.

    Travel Safe
    Dawn & Denise

  4. 14. You don't have to wash the outside of your rig for a few months?? :)

  5. 15. It gives you an opportunity to dance in the rain! It's fun, try it!

    However, if it's raining for days on end it really is difficult to remain positive about it. Totally understandable. But good for you for seeking the positives! Not always easy to do. {{hugs}}

    We are boxing up some Florida sunshine (although it has been chilly here lately) and sending it your way! ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼

  6. We are in the SF Bay area and we have the same forecast...not going to be a fun teardown of the Christmas tree lot.

    Our positive, we only have 8 more days and then we head to the desert to dry up for a few weeks before heading to Miami...Life is Grand!

    Enjoying what life hands you is just another part of living each moment to the fullest.

  7. Hi Gypsy G-Mas,
    I've been reading your blog for awhile.
    We used to live in Portland,OR which has same weather patterns the area you are in now. We lived there for 5 1/2 years. The rain always made for a beautiful green holiday season!!
    We did move away but when living there I wasn't sure how long we'd be there, maybe rest of our lives. There is so much to see and do, have you been able to see the area? is possible, even on rainy days!
    Just invest in some good rain parkas and water resistant shoes.
    There are also many indoor museums to explore, ferries that can transport you to wonderful scenic locales and beautiful beach and waterfront areas.
    Have you been to the fish market yet in Seattle or explored the downtown? We got to spend a weekend in Seattle before moving and it was a wonderful area.
    I hope to hear of your adventures and explorations while you have the opportunity to stay there and see the area.

  8. I love rain. I love snow. I love you two (too)!