Friday, February 5, 2010

Who Says Rain Dances Don't Work?

*checks calendar*

Yep, it's February.

*checks sky*

Yep, it's raining.

This could be why:


I took this around 5pm on Thursday and that SAME cloud has been hovering over Mexico since late Tuesday night. It seems all my complaining about the hot, blistering sun worked and it's gone into hibernation. I feel a little bad for the tourists but super excited about the amount of writing I'm getting done. I haven't actually worked on a novel yet this year, but I am cruising through my non-fiction articles -- and those actually pay!

Rainy season ended MONTHS ago but it seems someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. The previous two winters that I've lived here it didn't rain a single time from early December until mid-May. Since I returned from Detroit the first week of January it's rained more days than it hasn't, and the past two days have been CONSTANT. Unending.

Just ask my dad, who arrived here Monday afternoon and has yet to go to the beach. At this rate he'll finish all his reading material by next week.

And lest any of you lash me with a wet noodle, I'm NOT COMPLAINING. I love this. :)

17 comments:

Lisa Marie Miles said...

My favorite is to write in rain or snow. Preferably indoors.

Melanie Avila said...

Lisa, same here. I actually wrote my first fiction words of the year last night. It was just a one-page story, but it's something.

Allen said...

Could I trade you a little sleet and snow for some rain. The forecast is for 2" to 2', depending on how the temperatures fall.

How about we split it. You take the rain, sleet, and snow, and we will take the hot sunny weather off your hands?

I know. But we are willing to sacrifice.

momcat said...

Altogether now - Global Warming!The weathers gone crazy all over the world. Enjoy the rain though while you can.

Melanie Avila said...

Allen, I'll let you take the reins on that, okay?

Momcat, that's exactly what we've been saying for the past two days. It's crazy!

Natasha Fondren said...

I hear you, Melanie. It was such a relief to get rain here for a couple days. Great writing weather. Can't believe I actually missed clouds, but I did. Sunshine can get a little unrelenting, after awhile.

(Not interested in snow, though, not particularly. Not for more than a week or two at Christmas.)

LurkerMonkey said...

I LOVE tropical rain. Growing up in Michigan, I never appreciated rain, because it was usually cold, nasty and sharp. But tropical rain? Ah, the best.

JLC said...

*Puts her noodle away*

Glad you are enjoying the liquid sunshine! :D

Melanie Avila said...

Natasha, it's so nice to hear that you understand what I mean about the sun. It's gotten to the point that it actually makes me cranky. Now, having said that, I've suffered from SAD most of my life, so it goes both ways.

Lurkey, you said it. There's something so refreshing and cleansing about tropical rain.

JLC, the noodle reference took me a minute, lol!

Adam said...

Wait, wait, wait...

You TOOK that pic? What are you, Supergirl? ;-)


Adam

Robin said...

Tropical rain sounds nice. We're supposedly getting a giant snowstorm tonight. I went food shopping yesterday to get the kids weekend food, and it was nuts. You would have thought the apocalypse was coming. People were totally panicked.

Rebecca@Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I have always loved the rain. Storms of any kind. Snow. Hail. Wind. Love it. Why? Because it is the perfect excuse to stay inside and read and write with no guilt!

Erica said...

Oh yay - writing in the rain - always brings out some good ideas ;o) Enjoy actually "writing" finally - I know you're excited!!

WendyCinNYC said...

Scrabble, anyone?

Nadine said...

Yay for rain! When it rains here, I also feel bad for the tourists, but I love the change!

Melanie Avila said...

*adjust cape* Adam, there's a lot I don't tell you...

Robin, I'd say you all got hit pretty good. How much snow did you end up with? My favorite name has been Snotorious B.I.G.

Rebecca, EXACTLY!

Thanks Erica. I'm finally tweaking the short story now.

Wendy, you are a woman after my own heart. :)

Nadine, I know you understand.

mary said...

I am meeting up with a girlfriend on Monday for lunch who just got back from visiting her sister who is living on their sailboat in bay. In her pics, they sailed up to Troncones for a overnighter and have pics of a big rain storm and stormy on their way back to Zihua. Must have been that storm! I love them down there, especially in October and even then the worse we had was three days of almost constant rain over the past 8 years. Of course that was the year our neighbors came with us and I had informed her that it never rained for long! She ribbed me pretty good about that one! Luckily they were easy to amuse with books and beer!