This morning, I woke up to rain and hail. Yesterday I woke up heat and sunshine. There’s a saying around here, “If you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes.” The weather is never predictable! As Husband and I were driving to a coffee shop, it was pouring and hailing, and I told him “It won’t last all day,” and as the words were coming out of my mouth, the rain slowed down. By the time my sentence was over the rain had stopped. It was bizarre.
It’s been raining off and on all day and it made me think of all my favorite rainy day activities. Here is a list of my favorite things to do when its raining.
Go to a coffee shop
Although it kinda sucks driving in the rain, I really enjoy going to my favorite coffee shop, getting a warm cup of coffee and people watching. Warm coffee just feels like a hug on those rainy days, and sometimes it’s really nice to get out of the house even when it’s raining.
Crocheting is my favorite craft of choice, so of course I’m going to pick this one. Rain or shine, I’ll be crocheting. If you not a yarn addict, like me, pretty much any craft will do. Rainy days are a great time to stay inside and remember why you fell in love with that activity anyways. I could be playing an instrument, scrapbooking, anything really.
When the oven warms up the house, and you get to eat fresh baking, it’s delightful. Baking is fun when you have time since you can just go your own pace, and know that (most likely) you will get a delicious end product for all your hard work.
When I want to read on a rainy day, I find a seat next to the window so that I can listen to the rain while I read. It’s so peaceful. I’m not a huge reader, but I always love it when I do it. The sound of rain cannot be beat when your curled up with a good book. May I make a recommendation? Erynn Mangum is a hilarious Christian author, and her books are my favorite. My favorite book can be found here.
Curl up With a Movie
Get your sweat pants and popcorn. Movie nights are made complete by the sound of rain in the background. Grab you fav movie and get this party for one started.
If your looking for recommendations consider some chick flicks (I found a bundle on Amazon that includes A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, and the Notebooks, basically all the best Nicholas Sparks films guaranteed to make you cry. Find if here.) Or you could go the opposite and go for a super hero movie, my favs are Thor (I think the first one is the best) or Iron Man.
Take a Nap
We have a white noise machine for those nights when you just can’t sleep. Our favorite option on it is the rain. It just lulls me to sleep (the white noise machine we have can be found here. Literally everyone in my family has one.) Now when I hear the rain, it’s like a Freudian response, I need to sleep. Funny how it works that way. The sound of real rain makes it wonderful and cozy. Grab your favorite blanket and snuggle up! My favorite blanket (with no competition) is my Vera Bradley Blanket. It is unbelievably comfortable, and so so so cute. I literally had to buy a similar blanket because Husband kept stealing my blanket all the time.
Those are my favorite rainy day activities. What do you like to do on a rainy day?
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