Friday, January 13, 2006
Rain, rain, go away, but do come back another day
Okay, I love the rain, I really do. I pride myself on being a true Oregonian for being able to appreciate the weather that keeps it looking so gloriously green around these here parts. :) I love the smell that comes with the rain, the smell just before it rains and then the wonderful smell just after it stops. My friends always laughed at me at school cause I would get so excited when it rained (it didn't rain as much in Oklahoma, hence the brownness everywhere). But seriously folks, its been raining for something like 22 straight days, maybe even more but I've lost count; and without even so much as a sun break that I've been priveledged see (Rakel says that she saw one yesterday, lucky!).
Here are some pictures of what it looks like around Portland today (and the last 22 days) with all the rain. Like I said before, I generally am all about the cold, rainy weather but this has gone on long enough. I'm tired of getting wet every time I step out the door. It's already hard enough to get out of bed and get to the gym in the wee hours of the still dark morning, let alone when I'm getting rained on to boot. I think it's starting to affect my mood and that doesn't make me happy. See!?! Thats what I'm talking about right there!! I want to keep this love for rain and I feel it slipping away with each passing rain drop that hits my uncovered head. We need a break for crying out loud!
And you know what? I think we might get one. I just looked at the forcast on news channel 8 and they assure me that we are going to get some sun on Sunday (with a chance of showers, I guess you can't get everything). How appropriate, though...sun...on SUNday. :) And the Lord's day of all days. Makes me look all the more forward to it. Anywho, just wanted to share that with all you lovely folks. Sorry to rant a bit but I decided that things had gone on long enough. I had been silent for far too long and it was time to speak my peace. But I feel better now. Thank you for listening.
Hope you all have a great day (even if we are still being rained on)!
35 days till my birthday!!