Sep 27, 2012

Frappes & Rainy Days


I woke up this morning to the pounding of the rain on my window, and that set the tone for the whole day. I love the rain. I love everything about it. The idea that the earth is being nurtured and that new things will grow, the thought of being snuggled in a blanket and not moving....all of it. It's my favorite. I can't remember the last time I had a full rainy day to do nothing. This morning is no different. I have a dentist appointment followed by work, so I figured I would enjoy the part of the day that I could. I got up early, made myself a frappe, a Cypriot breakfast, and sat down in my sun room watching the rain pour down. 

Lately I haven't been much of a morning person, but usually when I have more of a routine I get up early and give myself time. I think the exhaustion has taken that from me, and now I value every second of sleep I can get, even if it means rushing around once I get up. When it rains I usually start to miss something, or someone. Today I was missing my Grandma. I've been thinking about her a lot lately, and how much I miss being a kid and spending my summers with her. Everything was so simple, and I remember I complained about how "boring" it was because we didn't have a lot of toys or a television with cartoons, but now looking back, it is one of my favorite memories.

I miss having a simple life. If I ever had one at all? I guess I just miss things being more simple, not worrying about so much. Part of me wants to just run away for a few months and hide in the mountains somewhere, but unfortunately there are too many deadlines, and too many things to get done. There's never enough time. Maybe one day I can follow through and really find a simple kind of life. All I know is that it involves a lot of fresh air, and a lot of relaxation. 

i miss this.


11 comments:

  1. lovely photos! I love rainy days :)

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  2. Rainy days are my favorite! There is just something about hearing the rain and feeling that chill in the air. I like to stay in but I also enjoy going out. Sitting in a cafe reading a good book or getting some work done, it's the best when the rain is hitting the glass and it's dark and cloudy.

    borderlinebasic.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the magic bullet action! I'm yearning for a day off to stay in bed and do nothing but drink tea and read and nap. Simplicity always feels better than getting caught up in the hustle and bustle.

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  4. Such a healthy, yummy looking platter. Suite!

    www.living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com

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  5. Rainy days are the best, almost magical x

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  6. I love staying in on a rainy day. Unfortunately, we haven't had a rainy day in months!
    And your breakfast looks so good, I wish I had the motivation to make real food in the morning.

    http://whiskeybreakfast.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful post! And I love rainy mornings, it just makes you want to cuddle up, and the sound of the rain is so soothing.
    xo TJ

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  8. aww maria! can you skype or call your grandma, or write her a letter? do it! please. :)

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  9. I love rainy days when there's nothing I have to do! They definitely make me nostalgic too- I grew up in rainy Oregon so lots of childhood memories attached to it. Those trips to visit your Grandparents sound like amazing memories to have!

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  10. Rainy days are just the best, seriously. I love this post. x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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