Uncommon things to do on rainy days

Feb 9, 2017
Photo Feb 08, 7 04 40 PM
If you're at all familiar with (most of) California's crazy boring winters, it might be weird to hear me say it's been raining tons lately. Like, literally, the whole state is as green as Ireland right now and what could be better than that. It's so exciting and I'll be the first to admit I love rain. BUT...

Even I can only take so much especially with two restless pups who want to go out and play in sunshine. I myself am starting to feel a bit of cabin fever since most days I spend studying for my online course and even though I'm thankful for the rain, I keep trying to think of things to do that I haven't done yet or need to do.

Learn to sew I don't think sewing by hand counts as knowing how to sew. I want to be able to use a sewing machine and sew dog sweaters and dog t-shirts and dog...everything.

Give the dog a bath Speaking of the loyal companions...when was the last time you gave your pet a bath? I feel like mine are getting a bath twice a month now because they are pros at rolling in dirt and jumping on my pillows straight after... so, the cleaner they are, the happier my pillows are (and the happier I am and the happier the loyal companions are- we all win!)

Scan old photos I don't know about you but I've got a box full of old photos that were taken on old cameras that need to be scanned or else they could be lost forever. Knowing this, you'd think I'd have scanned them 100 years ago. But nope. I'm lazy and this is one of those things that needs to be done and will likely only get done on a rainy day... maybe. Probably.

Work on boring, unfinished house projects That light bulb that needs to be replaced? The door knob that needs to be polished? The stack of papers that need to be sorted? You could either do it now or wait and do it when it's a nice sunny day and you'd rather be outside...Either way, someone's gotta do it one of these days.

Make an emergency plan Now this one is a bit...well, not happy or fun but it's necessary (says the girl who doesn't have a plan). BUT. If you live anywhere, especially where there are natural disasters (here we are known for our wildfires and earthquakes), you need a plan. Who will you call? Who will care for your kids/pets in an emergency? Etc. Etc. Now's the time to gather all the important things you need (I'm afraid that's a whole 'nother post, but luckily, google is your friend). Don't be like Dorothy and get caught in a tornado.

And lastly...

Take a walk in/or after the rain When was the last time you used your umbrella/or took photos of you using your umbrella? I've always had an obsession with umbrellas and need to make a point to take photos in the rain. Or after. You never know what you might see after the rain- a rainbow, a deer lying peacefully on the green grass (I did!), flowers sprinkled with rain drops... Now before I end up breaking into a chorus of "My Favorite Things"...

Any other suggestions for uncommon things to do on rainy days? I'm all eyes...


  1. Oh, you saw a deer lying on the grass? How beautiful!