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Favorite Ways to Spend a Rainy Day

Although April showers bring May flowers, not everyone enjoys dodging rain drops. That’s why the Farmers’ Almanac has compiled this list of 10 ways to enjoy a rainy spring, without getting wet.

(And if want to know when it’s going to rain this month, make sure you check out our monthly weather forecast).

1) Cuddle up on the couch and rent the movie “Singing in the Rain.” You may want to pop some kettle corn before you settle in.

2) Book your Memorial Day or July 4th vacation in a sunny spot.

3) Help your children create a treasure map they can take to the beach this summer.

4) Treat yourself to a long bath. Drink a cup of tea and indulge in a good book.

5) Plan a Mother’s Day picnic.

6) Bake Chocolate Pecan or Butter Cookies and invite a friend or relative over to help eat them.

7) Paint a room in your house with zero-VOC or low-VOC paints, which are far better for your health and indoor air quality than paints that include the Volatile Organic Compounds.

8 ) Break out a few jigsaw puzzles and try to finish them in one sitting.

9) Learn about full moon names and their meanings.

10) Work on a craft project or placing photos in an album

Have any other good ideas on ways to spend rainy days? Share here.

9 comments

1 Nancy { 03.31.10 at 12:14 am }

I like to phone my sister – it’s usually raining where she lives if it’s raining where I live. We can talk for hours about everything and nothing.

2 Victoria { 03.26.10 at 2:30 am }

Record the rain and use it as your own relaxing sound or if there is lightning video tape it and playi it back for the kis or grandkids. It’s amazing playing it back in slow motion! But be careful if you decide to capture the storm while outdoors.

3 carolyn { 03.25.10 at 6:08 pm }

Write notes to friends to cheer them up. Friends are a nice thing to have. Be a Friend to someone.

4 koolaid { 03.25.10 at 4:04 pm }

on a cold rainy day i cuddle up with a new world translation bible ( english we use to day) and a mug of herbal tea. I’ve actually foud answers to some of the most perplexing questions!

5 apayne { 03.24.10 at 5:18 pm }

clean your ceiling fans

6 joanne { 03.24.10 at 12:57 pm }

Clean out / organize closets and/or kitchen cabinets –
then sit down with cup of hot tea and enjoy the “feel good”
feeling from having some control of your personal world.

7 Sherry { 03.24.10 at 9:49 am }

On a chilly, rainy day just snuggle under the covers with your honey and watch tv.

8 Maybelle { 03.24.10 at 9:44 am }

Being a widow and living alone, I prefer surfing on my PC or reading a good fiction novel on rainy days. If I choose to bake then I have to refrain from sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea and devouring it. lol

9 Eva Schwab { 03.24.10 at 9:23 am }

Workout, Exercise Get ready for that bikini. Spend the nice days outside.

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