Blame It On The Rain

The weather in Denver has been Seattle like lately and should remain the same for the rest of the week. (Although this morning it was snowing when I woke up. Wha?) While I love the rain, It’s interesting the feelings it brings back of when we lived in Washington. I’ve actually been anxious wondering “Will it STAY like this??” The dreariness is oppressive. We lived there for about 4 years and I never got used to it. While living there I heard people say all kinds of things about how long it takes to “get used to it.” I kept waiting for the moment I was “used to it.” Never happened.

Sometimes I play this little game of what I would do differently if we lived there again. (Full disclosure: It could happen someday.)  I would have my shrink on speed dial (duh), have light boxes in every room, live in a house made of windows, and go somewhere warm and sunny at least once a winter.

Oh and also, I would buy some bright Hunter boots to cheer me up.


Having said all of that, I love Seattle like a sibling that you are allowed to criticize but the second someone ELSE does you go all crazy and freak out on them. It really is a glorious place and I’ve met some of my favorite people there.

I would like to change my Thursday Loves from yesterday. I am officially over HJ playing and singing all of the damn day. Yes she is still the most darling little sprite but I’m starting to hate “Let it Be” which is like sacrilege, right? She needs to learn a new song.

Also, I have decided that people who hate Glee are hysterical and make valid points. My love will continue but I ain’t mad atcha.

In other news, I’m debating taking a blog break. It feels like work lately and I’m not feeling remotely funny or interesting. You know it’s bad when you’re even boring yourself. snoooooooooooooooze.


Bree | April 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM

I feel the exact same way about New York. Layddeeee! No blog break! NO! Can't live w/o either of the Ems posting content.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | April 23, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I could not deal with Seattle weather. I used to actually debate skipping work on rainy days (never did -- OK, just once ... er, twice). I love my sunshine. But the bright boots would be fun, I think you could pull off yellow. Take a blog break if you need it, readers will miss you but will be here!

PS About new read, have you read Spook, Stiff or Boink ... ... all really good, different non-fiction.

Taylor | April 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM

First, I shrieked out loud at the thought of you moving back...just sayin'. I would even take seasonal-effective-disorder-style EP over no EP at all. Second, don't you dare stop blogging! It is your job, your job to entertain me and keep me up to speed in your life. Otherwise I will call, and call, and call until I get answers! Please blog my friend. It makes me smile.

Emily | April 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

J- I LOVE Mary Roach. She rules. I haven't read her latest one though. Good idea.

Sheri Nugent | April 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I have the same conflicted feelings about Seattle. It feels like home in a bizarre way - and I am proud to be FROM there - but not STILL there. My whole life, I never felt like I belonged there. As a little kid, I remember feeling like I was born in the wrong place. I need the warmth, the sun, the light. Oh, what shall I do when I go back?

P.S. Don't stop blogging please. You are such a happy part of my day.

Associate Girl | April 24, 2010 at 8:49 AM

one of the reasons you blog stands out is because of your pure, beautiful adoration of your family. Of course we all mostly love our families, but you express it in such a lovely way. It's inspirational, frankly. I would miss you if you take a break, but will be here when you come back.

Beth | April 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM

I would miss your blogs. Love the quirky little pictures you always come up with. Be kind to yourself Emily, it shouldn't be work. And for the record, you are always funny and entertaining.

Emily | April 25, 2010 at 6:31 PM

A check is in the mail to all of you nice people with your nice comments.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin | April 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM

When blogging feels like work, it is no fun!

Came here from Justin Hackworth's blog... love your pictures and attitude

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | May 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Hi there - Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you're doing well, Emily. Hugs, J