Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Rainy Day - Earl Grey, anyone?

It's been cold, rainy and excessively windy lately. Thing 2 has been sick with the basic weather-change illness, runny nose, cough (sounds like death and mucus), and sneezing. He's getting better now and this is his last day home from school, he's been distraught (not!).

Anyweather, when it rains it's not necessarily a bad thing, it calls for movies in the late afternoons, (we watched Milo and Otis yesterday, Dudley Moore is a riot), books, and tea, Earl Grey tea in fact, and why not throw in some fluffy Earl Grey infused tea cake as well?

I actually really love me some rainy days because when we were kids Majah had a trunk with a bunch of rainy day activities and a very special book, A Treasury of Things to Make and Do. Don't try looking for it because it's out of print and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. In the book you had a variety of things to choose from like recipes to make, poems, stories, origami, art and coloring, etc... Because of that I love rainy days. They weren't depressing, we weren't sad because we couldn't go outside, they were special and we got to spend them with Mom doing fun things and coloring in princesses. Good times!
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering 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 mouldering 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.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - A Rainy Day


someone said...

Awww, so you DO have some lovely childhood memories... :D

M.D. said...

J'aime Milo and Otis!!!!!