th3I had it all planned out. This week’s post was going to be New Year’s related. About fresh starts and new routines. About sticking to diets and exercise plans. It was going to be very motivational. And then it rained.

Trouble is, now (and you should read this as a whine) I don’t feel like it.

I love “bad” weather. There’s no pressure to be doing something outside or productive. There’s no pressure to be doing … well, anything. And so, I’m not. And neither are the animals. And just in case you’re feeling motivated to do something this weekend — let these quotes talk you out of it. It’s still the holidays.131228_0006

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

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  ~Author Unknown

There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.  ~Don Delillo

I like people who smile when it’s raining. ~Author Unknown

All was silent as before —All silent save the dripping rain.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow