Today I'm happy and it's peeing it down outside

by Peter Bestel 29 replies
Here in the UK, we've well and truly said goodbye to the summer that never was. The days are quite obviously getting shorter (still 24hrs, just less daylight to pre-empt all you facetious ones!)

When I went in to my 11 year old daughter's bedroom to wake up here for school, she rolled over and complained that it's still dark. She moaned because she had to turn the light on in the kitchen when getting the breakfast ready and that started a bit of a serial (no pun intended) moan about, well, just about everything. I had a little word.

Yes, it's dark when I get out of bed in the morning and it's raining today. The Scots have a great word for days like today, it's dreek (should be spelled driech) it's almost onomatopoeic.

It would be so easy to get on board with the, "Oh, what a miserable day it is today!" crowd.

The weather may be crap and the newspapers and TV may be full of doom and gloom, but the day is not miserable. I choose not to be miserable. I choose to be happy.

What's your choice?

Peter

P.S. Off to walk the dog in the rain with my lovely wife. Sheer bliss.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    I chose the tumbler dryer because it's peeing down
    outside!

    I chose to wear a waterproof jacket when I took
    Muffin for our early morning walk.

    I chose porridge for breakfast to warm me up after
    returning home.

    I chose to reply to this thread.



    John
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      In my best Ewan McGregor voice...
      I chose not to choose life.

      I love the rain... especially when you hear it pounding on the ground outside an open window.

      You know those days where you're stuck out in it, and you're so wet you just don't care anymore and it reminds you of being a kid.

      Dark mornings and dark early evenings remind me of Christmas - there's something magical about being up at twilight. I think it has to do with memories of being woken up at 4am by my parents when we had a long journey from London to Bradford ahead of us to visit family.

      Or the feeling of getting out of a car to stretch your legs at a motorway service station, which always reminds me of being a 6 year old passenger in my dad's lorry...

      Those were magical times... as are these.

      Those who whinge and moan don't know half of what they're missing out on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I chose not to be upset when my 2 year old grand daughter Jessica (who had crawled into bed with me during the night) kicked me in the back at 6.30am and said Nana the sky came back, I want to get up

    I chose not to shout at Adam (grandson) because he sulked when he discovered I ran out of coco pops and he had to settle for rice crispies

    I even chose not to be upset because I had to mop my kitchen floor this morning because the washer leaked (all before 9am)

    In fact, I can't wait to see what fun the rest of the day brings me lol

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Just got back from walking the dog, and while we're waiting for the kettle to boil, here's a clip of the song that was going through my mind while we walked:

      They were fantastic!

      Peter
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        I love rainy days. I sit here in my comfy office, sipping a hot cuppa, and am thankful that I only go out in it if I want to. Life is fantastic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    lol

    I remember that sketch from when I was a kid

    I loved Morcambe and Wise

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    It's a shame that bots don't share our emotions and our ways of showing them. The expressions on the faces of the ones that found the tags at the bottom of this thread would probably be a picture
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    • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
      Originally Posted by astracadia View Post

      It's a shame that bots don't share our emotions and our ways of showing them. The expressions on the faces of the ones that found the tags at the bottom of this thread would probably be a picture
      That is sooooo funny...

      just in case the tags change - here they are for all to see:

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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by astracadia View Post

      It's a shame that bots don't share our emotions and our ways of showing them. The expressions on the faces of the ones that found the tags at the bottom of this thread would probably be a picture
      Lol. I think it's the bots' version of 'Have a nice day!' Quite cute really and so very thoughtful for those folk with prostate trouble.
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      • Profile picture of the author scottwood1986
        I live in rainchester (aka manchester).. if the weather got me down id probably be on suicide watch

        I actually almost like it when it rains, its like i appreciate dry weather more when it stops! :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author Headhunting55
          I Live in Los Angeles, here in the Land-Of-No-Water.

          We only have a few days of rain here every year. ...I SO miss the rain!

          I think sunshine is a little overrated. I love the freshness that the rain brings to the air. I love hearing the rain. I love walking in the rain. I love how the rain just "cleans everything off"!

          So, why am I living in the desert?

          I guess, based on the thoughts in this thread, I CHOSE to.....
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            I get so tired of bright, sunny days! Love a good rainstorm.

            This is the time of year when I want to trade the 80 degree days for autumn in the area where I grew up - with the chilly winds and smell of leaves on the ground. Then I remember raking all those leaves and how long the cold winter lasts and I get over it.

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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Pete,

    Great thread.

    It's funny, I know we didn't really get a summer or anything over here, but somehow it's not so bad because I work for myself and can do what I like with my time.

    Kevin Riley's right, life really is fantastic.

    Now a few years ago, couple weather like this with having to give 9 hours a day to a faceless corporation in order to make them millions in return for a pittance...then I would have given a very different reply to this thread lol.

    And there likely would have been swearwords...

    David
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    It rains in Scotland? humm... didn't know that ..

    I actually like rain. It doesn't depress me at all. I get your point, we can choose our response to outside forces.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    You can't always choose your responses to events. My five year-old daughter, who can't quite pronounce 'numeracy' yet, has just told me that they did 'singing and lunacy' in school today. I chose not to laugh, but my face wasn't having it
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
      Rain eh? You want rain? I'll give you rain...bring your buckets to Vancouver, take all you want, it'll be here for 5 months straight.

      I'll trade you for a "SAD" light. ( seasonal affective disorder).

      Now I'm happy

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      • Profile picture of the author Richie Bigrac
        A big apology to Peter for this little thread hijack, but seeing the Morecambe and Wise sketch reminded me of this and I just had to share.

        Should be a treat for those who have never seen it before. The joy of the English Language!










        enjoy
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        • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
          Don't apologise Richie, I've been looking for an excuse to post this clip for ages!!

          Absolutely classic - It's not taking the thread off topic - it's all about feeling good and being happy.

          Brilliant.

          Peter
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          • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
            Summer weather - changing into fall weather???? I thought you Brits only had a single season - cold and damp!!!

            My daughter and her husband actually lived for a few years (until recently) in the Manchester area, and I recall her saying that it never really got above 15-20C or 70F.

            At any rate, I have packaged up some superb Michigan weather and am currently sending it your way!!!

            A great PMA (positive mental attitude) helps to overcome nearly any obstacle!

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          • Profile picture of the author Richie Bigrac
            Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

            Don't apologise Richie, I've been looking for an excuse to post this clip for ages!!

            Absolutely classic - It's not taking the thread off topic - it's all about feeling good and being happy.

            Brilliant.

            Peter
            Thanks Peter

            Maybe you will forgive this little intrusion too!

            I once met the guy who played the German commander, he was a Welsh actor!

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
    You guys must be needing natural vitamin D with no sunshine for that long.

    -Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author jedz
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    I love rain, it makes me feel more relax every time I sleep while raining.

    I feel cold and enjoy every drop of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Hi pete,

    Like you I chose to walk out for a while, the .weather is good outside. I chose to walk for a while coz I feel like I'll have .prostate problems sitting the whole day infront of my pc. I was thinking I was behaving more like a "bot" churning all the information I could get my hand to. Then I realized I should also lay low and check the weather outside. Funny it's way past midnight here in manila

    ~rapidscc

    P.s. Being Happy is a choice, specially today that life seems too fast.
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