It was farily sunny today in my section of the Willamette Valley, but rain is predicted through next week. I’ve lived here for a couple years, and the rain hasn’t bother me too much. For some reason I’m noticing it this year. Do you have any strategies that help you get through the winter rain?
Me? I rarely notice the rain. Actually, mostly I prefer the rain, though it’s nice to have a few days of sun now and then. (Was it the winter of 97-98 or the winter of 98-99 during which we had something approaching 180 consecutive days with measurable rainfall? That was too extreme even for my tastes.)
However, there are some things I do more often during winter than summer in an effort to keep myself distracted:
- Spend time with friends! Winter is the season for formal dinner parties and for general socializing. Sure, outdoor meals in the summer are fun, but nearly all of the dinner parties we attend occur during the months of rain.
- Play video games! For some reason, computer games do not interest me in warmer months, but during the winter they offer a whole other world, a world in which it never rains. (At least in World of Warcraft).
- Read! I read much more in winter than in summer. When I’m buried in a good book, I don’t notice the gloominess outside. (This is especially true if I have a hot tub in which to soak at the same time. If.)
What about? What strategies do you employ to cope with the rain.