It’s been raining all day. J would be the happiest guy in the world if he could be here right now. He LOVES the rain. He would run around outside in Jeans and T-Shirt and wear his brightest smile when he gets back inside all soaking wet.
I remember this one time during my exchange semester in CA. J and I had only known each other for a couple of weeks and one night, he asked me to accompany him to a meeting of a student group on Campus. It was some time in January, rainy season in Northern California, and it was pouring! We rode our bikes to Campus and I was swearing because of the pouring rain and because of how wet it was. I couldn’t stop ranting. Eventually we both bursted into laugther looking at each other’s soppy faces. From one second to the next, the rain didn’t bother me anymore and I started riding my bike through the biggest puddles. It was liberating :) We were soaked to the skin, but it was cool how something totally annoying could turn into something that was so much fun! I have fond memories of that night and I do agree that riding your bike through the warm rain can be fun [I remember I was wearing flip flops… in January!].
However, the rain is cold here in Germany. Especially when the year hits November. I mean, that is almost like winter [although winter technically won’t start before the end of December] and the rain always comes along with cold winds.
It’s been nasty out. I really didn’t want to go outside at all and I am not sure for how long J would have enjoyed this kind of rain.
If I think about it, this kind of weather really makes me look forward to being in CA. BUT I do like this kind of weather when I am inside all snuggled up under a blanket with some hot tea and a good book on the couch :) How does that sound?
[Well, to be honest, it actually was more like spending some quality time with my sister this afternoon… but there was tea and a cozy couch :) And this was even better than the above said, if you ask me!]