Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Do You Ever...

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.


  1. I love this post. One of the things that I dislike about AZ is how sunny it always is. That sounds weird, but . . . when it rains here, it RAINS. And I do love me a little rain. Never been to the beach in the rain, but maybe someday.

  2. hello...& thanks for popping into my blog to say 'g'day' we both have had a similar day of rain & kids...& i soooo remember sitting in my car on Manly beach in sydney when my last- audrey was born- & just thinking, or reading or writing those letters i always meant to send...
    loved you story of your day....big thankyou's for taking my back to what we all have done x

  3. lots of rain here are so lucky to be near the beach...yes, no matter the season there is something about the beach that is so soothing and are one lucky duck!

  4. Yes, I am dark-green-with-envy that you live near the beach. GREAT day, huh???? I love a beach no matter the weather. That book....gotta get it out-SO good. xoxo

  5. I must find that book! Glad you got some much needed time for yourself at the beach.

  6. I am loving this idea! If only I had a beach close by. And a Starbucks. :)