It’s not the rain that I hate so much right now but the lack of sun. Looking at pictures on flickr doesn’t help anything either, where I see beautiful winter scenes and sunny days! Right now we have classic Prince Rupert weather with rain-every kind and lots of it and dark clouds. It can easily look like dusk all day. Combined with dense fog and high winds that scarily shake the house and bend the windows makes for some pretty terrible weather.
Despite it’s reputation, Prince Rupert weather isn’t always like this. It’s just that when it is weeks of rainy, stormy, foggy or dark all day, it can feel very dreary indeed. I need a little more sun in my life, but for now I’ll have to make this work for us. And that means getting outside and meeting it head on.
It seems counterintuitive to go out in such weather but it’s even more important after endless days of this kind weather. Not just to avoid cabin fever but to put fresh air in our lungs and to offer us a bit of appreciation for what this weather brings with it. The beautiful green lushness for one.
So I lay out our raincoats, toques, gloves and boots, along with the equally needed rain pants for all and we head out. Today we’re going to the library to return some books and swing by the grocery store for a couple forgotten items. I’m planning to take my camera but we’ll see just how wet it is before we set out.
The object for this week’s meal plan is to keep things simple but cater to my children’s tastes. One day my kids will think of these meals as “homey”, which I smile at because my version of “homey” meals are a lot different and a lot less interesting. I’m making:
- Caramelised Onion and Sautéed Greens Pizza with Peanut Sauce
- Pad Thai
- South Western Corn Pudding
- Thai Peanut Burger Wraps
I hope you are enjoying or making good use of whatever weather nature is gifting you right now. All the older photos added to this post of Prince Rupert at different times of the year. A good reminder to myself that I will see the sun again, hopefully sooner than later!