We do rain really well here in Washington. In fact, so well I think Washington's motto should be "We do rain really well." And our nickname should be "The Rainy State." (Here a little info on our real motto and nickname, in case you were curious.)
A lot of us Washingtonians complain and complain about the rain at some point during our rainy season (fall/winter/spring and some summers.) And every time I complain (which is often) I remind myself that all of this lovely rain keeps our grass a nice lush green all year long. You'd think after living here for 38 years I'd be used to the rain. I'm not. I get tired of it just like everybody else. Well, truth be told it's not the rain so much as the dark, cloudy skies that kind of do me in. It didn't bother me as much when I worked. I didn't see the rain and grey skies much because I was stuck in a cubicle, far from windows most of the time. It really started to bother me once I became a stay-at-home-mom. We've got a lot of big windows in our house. And it's amazing how when the clouds roll in and the rain starts the house get pretty darn gloomy. And artificial light just isn't the same. All that said, by the time September rolls around I'm ready for rain. I crave it. Dark clouds, a down-pour, some strong winds - oh, and a little thunder and lightening, which doesn't happen often around here - and I'm in love. Seriously. Whether you love it or hate it, the rain is here to stay, Washingtonians. So we might as well embrace what we do really, really well.
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My friend, Tracey, had a rain post last week. Go check it out. She lives in sunny California.