10/06/12

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Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler June 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

These are fabulous suggestions. It’s been raining every single day (and sometimes ALL day) here in Tampa Bay for almost a week straight now. I’ve gotten a lot of writing, reading, and movie-watching done. :)

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:43 am

Thank you! Aw, sorry to hear about your rainy week. But all of those activities sound really nice, I hope you enjoy the rain as much as you can!

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Sue Ann Gleason June 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I think these are lovely suggestions for ANY day! I’m going to post them on my wall for days I find myself spending too many hours at my computer. Thank you for a beautiful post. Looking forward to reading more. . .

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:44 am

That’s right! Printing this post is the best compliment ever, thank you! Hope you enjoy reading more of my posts!

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Rebecca June 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Great tips Marthe! It’s so easy to see a rainy day as a nuisance that ruins all of our plans, but it can actually be a great chance to unwind.

I personally love to get outside when it’s raining. Wet weather is my favourite kind of weather for running! It’s so refreshing and exhilerating.

Also, I love the idea of spending a whole day working in a cafe. This is something I’ve never done, but I love the thought of it. I’m sure I couldn’t fail to be inspired by the hustle and bustle either.

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:45 am

Thank you! I like to be outside too, especially in warm summer rain! <3

Okay, you and me – we need to meet up and have a working day at Starbucks or something. It’s so much nicer than sitting at home!

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Cathy Sykora June 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I want you to plan my day! I am going to put my sweatshirt on…pour myself a hot tea and talk my granddaughter into a game of scrabble! Thanks!

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:45 am

Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send you a complete day all planned and ready! ;)

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Esther June 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I adore this! Now I’m completely nostalgic for the good ol’ coffee shop hunker-down days! The key trick that you illuminate so delightfully is to make a choice about how you respond to your environment, by either changing it, your own internal environment, or your attitude towards it so that you can bring yourself towards a place of balance! many thanks!

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

Thank you! You’re right, thank you for pointing this out. You always have a choice when it comes to how to respond to life’s challenges.

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Kika June 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

We’ve had tons of rain. This weekend was so peaceful. We played Scrabble together and I finished one book and read another front to back :)

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:47 am

Sounds like a great weekend! Which books did you read?

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Morgan June 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

this is perfect. i love these tips!

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:47 am

Thank you!

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Stephanie June 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

This post put a big smile on my face! After a year of constant warm and lovely weather, I have chosen to base myself in probably the rainiest country of Europe, and much to my flatmates confusion, I enjoy the rainy Irish ‘summer’. Finally, I get to go to the museums, cinema and read without feeling bad because it’s sunny outside ;)

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

Mission completed! I love making people smile!

Sounds like you’re making the most of a lot of rainy days <3

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Courtney June 11, 2012 at 1:21 am

This is a great list Marthe! I live in New Zealand and it’s starting to get wintry here now so I very much look forward to days curled up in bed with soup, hot chocolate and excellent reading material. Hope you’re enjoying Aussie!

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Marthe June 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

Thank you! I do enjoy Sydney very much even though this city doesn’t seem to cope all that well with the rain.. I have been spending a lot of time indoors at a few very lovely cafés! :)

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Denise June 11, 2012 at 3:38 am

We’re having a rainy day here too and I’ve spent the better part of it doing number 1. ; )

When I lived in Tennessee and there was a rainy day, outdoor activities would be canceled. It was always a nice break, especially when the kids were small, from our busy schedule. When we moved to California, there were no rainy days and after awhile we tired of never having a break. So once every two or three months, I would declare it a rainy day, we would cancel all commitments, and the kids and I would curl up with books and popcorn and just stay at home all day. Heaven.

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Tabitha June 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

This is great! I like snuggling with my lover on a thick blanket and just talking :) or we make soup and watch movies together in bed. The rain can be beautiful too! :)

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Candice June 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I freaking love this post!! I adore the rain and we don’t get too much of it where I live (Perth is not known for the rain). I had a huge ‘LOL’ moment with your mention of the tiny umbrella that just breathing on it will break it. So funny and so true. Have had many of those moments so I recently invested in a ridiculously oversize brolly that can literally fit 4 people under it. It’s the only one in town not flipping inside out so I don’t mind sheltering everyone on their way to work. :P

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Brittni June 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Great read! I live in Seattle (where it rains nearly everyday) and am planning on going back to Florida for a month or two at the end of this month and it has been raining daily there lately too. Ha! Love these tips – I am partial to #6 because I love board games. So any excuse to play ‘em works for me. :) I always play upbeat music when it is rainy and dreary here. That usually helps lighten up my mood and get through the less-than-perfect weather days.

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Jenn June 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I personally hate the rain and would be perfectly satisfied with spending the whole day reading and drinking tea. But last spring one of my friends and I got really sick of all the rainy days we were having so we drove to the store and each bought a pair of cheap rain boots. We declared the rest of the day “Puddle Jumping day” and acted like we were 5, trying to jump in the biggest puddle and make the biggest splash.

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Kimberley - Dream. Delight. Inspire. June 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

Love these suggestions and I certainly partake in a lot of numbers 1, 7 and 8. I’m all about cozying up in that weather. Beautiful post as always Miss Marthe! x

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Svenja June 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Hi Marthe, that is a perfect list.

I also like to watch the raindrops making funny roads on the window and listening to the calming sound of it on the roof. Watching a very romantic / favorite DVD is another option I would add.

Jumping into puddles.

Singing in the rain!

Waiting for the rainbow!

Happy regards,
Svenja

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Marthe June 20, 2012 at 4:01 am

GREAT suggestions! Thank you so much, I’ll remember these the next time it’s pouring!

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Clare June 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Wonderful suggestions! It’s bucketing down here in Dublin, so very timely ones too!

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Marie June 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I love love this post and everything that your website stands for. It’s a stroke of brilliance, really. Great suggestions, and a satisfying read without being heavy.

I’d really appreciate if you would take a poke around my own blog, which is a space I’ve cultivated to inspire positivity in people. It contains beautiful photos, inspirational quotes, and my own full-length text posts once a week.

http://peaceoftheself.tumblr.com/

Best wishes!

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Marthe June 20, 2012 at 3:51 am

Thank you so much!

I’ll check out your blog, thank you for sharing! :)

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Lindsey October 22, 2012 at 5:55 am

Go for a run in the rain! I am so happy I found this blog! Oh my goodness this is exactly what I needed :)

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Marthe October 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thank you so much Lindsey! Run, baby, run!

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