Weatherly advice

The other day I was driving home from work on a reasonably rainy afternoon. My car’s air conditioning stopped working about 6 months ago and I have just been making do without it. When I notice it most, is quite obviously, on 35 degree days or when it’s raining. The other day was a perfect combination of both. It was hot and my windows were getting foggy so it was necessary to have the windows down.

At a certain point the rain became quite heavy. I was annoyed. How frustrating to be in this situation. What a classic example of a first world problem. I soon realised that the rain was in fact cold and rather refreshing, if you just embraced it. So I wound my window all the way down and let the rain in.

It was amazing.

I can think of other such examples of times where you unexpectedly find yourself enjoying nature. When someone pushes you into water fully clothed. As long as you are sans mobile phone, it’s actually fairly amazing. You weren’t expecting the water, so it’s kind of awesome. You get caught in the rain and for reason you just can’t stop laughing while you try and escape. Being caught off guard can really catch you by surprise. Sometimes – feeling nature in it’s most natural state is so refreshing.

I think God loves to suprise us. I wasn’t expecting to experience the Lord because of my busted air conditioning. But the cool wind on my face and the rain drops on my cheeks (or let’s be honest, sometimes in my eyes) actually brought me closer to God.

So, let’s get crazy. Jump into a lake with your clothes on! Ditch the umbrella and go for a run in the rain! Turn off your A/C and let the wind rip through your hair! Let your feet get dirty as you feel soft grass between your toes!

Learn to learn a little from nature.

Making it Up

I made up a new word today.




It essentially is a combination between humid weather, and muggy weather. Here, I’ll use it in a sentence.

“Gee! I can really feel the muggidity outside, it must be going to rain”

Now, I don’t think it will get as much use as ‘romantical’, the other word I made up. But that’s ok – I have this feeling I may not be the only person who “made up” the word romantical.


Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.  ~Kin Hubbard


What dreadful hot weather we have!  It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.  ~Jane Austen


Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. ~Mark Twain


If I’m on the course and lightening starts, I get inside fast. If God wants to play through, let him. ~ Bob Hope

Rain, hail or shine

It’s pouring rain today.

It’s pouring so hard that it woke me up this morning at about 5am. Normally anything that wake me up before 7am (including my alarm) I don’t like. But it meant today that I got to fall back asleep to the rain.

Earlier in the week on one of the perfectly lovely days of sunshine that we get here in QLD I remember saying to a colleague how ‘today is just one of those days you’d prefer not to be in the office, and up the coast somewhere’.

And today I had a similar conversation. ‘Today is just one of those days you’d prefer not to be in the office, and still in bed watching movies and reading books’.

Either way we find I find a way to complain. Perhaps I am in the wrong industry.


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