As a native of Dreary Erie (AKA the Mistake on the Lake) I love the rain. And I mean LOVE. How could I not? For the first 18 years of my life I’d guess that the weather was overcast with a chance of rain.
Now, as an adult, there’s something about a dark and dreary day that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. It makes me feel at home. That’s why the weather forecast for the next 10 days is perfect. There is supposed to be one sunny day, and that’s Saturday. The rest of the time? Rain! Whoohoo! Looks like I’ll be making a ton of grilled cheese and tomato soup and chocolate chip cookies. Ollie and I can don our matching yellow slickers for long walks in the rain and then head back to the house to drink hot cider. What an amazing start to October!
Living on the Atlantic is a pleasant change from when we lived on the Pacific. In Coronado, every day was perfect; sunny and 70 degrees. It was torture. I felt like I could never go to the movies during the day and I felt incredibly guilty for even thinking about laying on the couch for an afternoon nap. But here, there’s lots of rain! It’s great. The only place better for me would be Seattle. Or of course, Erie!
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