Go to the beach when it's raining? I think it's just as beautiful and calming as when it's sunny and warm. This is why we packed everyone up last year and moved. Man, I love where we live.
Today Griffin was NOT sleeping. Did not take his usual morning nap so I could clean, cook and blog. So instead of fighting it, I threw him in the car with my umbrella, rain boots and camera. We made a little stop at Starbucks and drove here. Griffy sleeps well in the car so I was able to read my book ( C.S. Lewis', Mere Christianity...loving it.) This is my new favorite thing to do when the baby won't nap at home...throw him in the carseat, drive til he falls asleep and head to the beach. I can read, take a nap, think. And, it gets me out of my house.
Maybe it'll rain again tomorrow....
The Rainy Day
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The day is cold, and dark and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
My life is cold and dark and dreary;
It rains and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the Moldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.