7 Quick Takes: Rainy Day Pursuits

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I don’t need any help feeling self-satisfied, unfortunately, but I think heaven is on my side right now, at least as far as SoCal seasons go. Since writing about those marvelous California seasons, and before, we have had plenty of rain intermixed with sunshine and fabulous smells. God saved us from mudslides as well, but school and work have been canceled just in case, so it really couldn’t get any better.

Hence this list of suggested rainy day activities. If you’re lucky enough to have a little spring rain, go have some fun.

1. Take a Rainy Walk

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Hey sis, you’re cute.

Obviously. The coziness of the following six activities is heightened by a dash or saunter out through the rain. My siblings and I enjoyed a walk down to the swollen creek. We predictively either walked through the puddles or avoided them, admiring the bright green patches on the cliffs and “sinking sticks.” (That was one of us.) We all got wet.

2. Drink Hot Chocolate

To warm yourself after the rain walk. Hot chocolate on a rainy day is worth it even if you have to send someone to the store for more milk. We enjoyed the less-than-healthy Abuelita brand, but I suspect cocoa powder, hot milk and honey or maple syrup would be amazing. I hope it rains again so I can give that a try.

3. Make Treats

Preferably two kinds of muffins, oatmeal pancakes and homemade cheesy pretzels. Thank you, sisters and friends. Enjoy with hot cocoa. (Here is my all time favorite muffin recipe, and this is another one I’ve been meaning to try. Sorry I don’t have that homemade pretzel recipe for you. Just know they were delish.)

4. Learn How to Make Your Handwriting Look Cool

My sister got some Bible journaling books for Christmas, and we were flipping through them together. I learned the coolest trick:

  1. Write with your normal handwriting:7 Rainy Day Activities, check them out at happinessandblueshoesblog.com! | rainy day things to do, for families, for adults, for teens, for kids, for couples, indoor, outdoor, with friends, alone, at home |
  2. Thicken the downstrokes:7 Rainy Day Activities, check them out at happinessandblueshoesblog.com! | rainy day things to do, for families, for adults, for teens, for kids, for couples, indoor, outdoor, with friends, alone, at home |

Voila! Super cool. Get after it.

5. Read Books

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The rain makes them glow <3

Extra points if you’re wrapped up in a blanket on the couch by the window with your socks on. (Book recs for you here, here, and here.)

6. Listen to the Gipsy Kings

I realize that on a rainy day you might be drawn to a slightly more moody artist, such as Iron and Wine or the Weepies, but trust me on this one. The Gipsy Kings are especially helpful on rainy days when your normal life continues and you have laundry, dishes, etc. (I guess that would be every rainy day?) Turns out you can enjoy the rain and do chores at the same time!

7. Listen to the Rain

Maybe this sounds obvious, but check this out: A young friend of mine with hearing aids remarked yesterday, when the rain was coming down hard, “Is that the rain? I can’t usually hear it.”

People, if you can hear the rain, listen to the rain.

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What are your favorite rainy day pursuits? Share them with us in the comments!

Peace,

Marie

P.S. Please check out these other fabulous bloggers and their weekly quick takes as well!

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