Rained In

“The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you’d just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.”

~ Susan Allen Toth in England For All Seasons

Cozy rainy Sundays are best, I think. The Mr. made chicken congee and it was so good, I had two bowlfuls of it. Now, I’m nursing a cup of coffee and might start on ‘Elizabeth Street’ as soon as I get the dogs to stop barking, heh.

How do you spend a rainy day like this?

21 thoughts on “Rained In

  1. Mmmm rainy days. I either treat them as a reason to get lots of work done so I can play outside when the some comes back, or (preferably!) I snuggle under the covers and read while I listen to the rain.

    Hope your day is a restful one!

  2. Sounds perfect. I love the idea of ‘cosy rain’ and will use the phrase from now on! And you’ve described my perfect Rainy Sunday! (Maybe I’ll go and put the kettle on now!)

  3. I always loved the rain. I’d grab a book, and a cup of coffee (or milk whichever suits my mood) and get drown myself in reading. Or watch funny sitcoms. Or sometimes I stare at the raindrops, and imagine them dancing.

    But Pedring made me hate the rain. I don’t want to, but everytime I hear raindrops on the rooftop, I panic. It’s such a bummer that I cant get to relax on a very cozy rain. Kahit sa gabi, when I’m already asleep, I would suddenly wake up when I hear raindrops. Sad. A very sad parting with my cozy rain.

  4. @bundleofbooks, I love the idea of putting a kettle on! That sounds so calming. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    @Renee, @GIFM, It seems we are all likely to reach for a good book.

    @akda, I get the impression na binaha kayo? Hope you’re OK now.

  5. I’d spend it reading, drinking hot chocolate, watching DVDs and listening to Tom Waits…preferably while better half does the cooking 🙂 And to think the only day of rain we had here since April was on a Monday spent at the office. Sigh!

  6. I know German rain, Indonesian rain and American rain. German rain is mostly cold and depressing, Indonesian rain is refreshing but later like a vapourbath, and the story about the American rain is sad and too long to tell.

    • Hah, no surprise from someone who once shared this Confucian saying w/ me:

      “Sleep is a priceless treasure,
      the more one has of it, the better it is.”
      Mwehehe.

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