Four (Thousand) Days

You guys.

It’s been raining here in Richmond for like, four thousand days in a row. Like, non-stop rain.

And before that? It was cloudy and foggy and miserable. I forget what the sun looks like. I’m not usually one to get bent outta shape because of a little rain, but this is different.

It’s also cold outside.

And while I don’t really have Season Affective Disorder (depression that occurs during a certain time of the year, usually winter) this weather has got me in a serious funk.

As in, I don’t want to put on real pants (or real bra for that matter), I only want to eat carbs and fat and sugar, and I’d prefer to sleep more often than not.


But, whatever. According to Facebook, everyone in Virginia feels the exact same way right now, which is my totally legitimate litmus test for normalcy.

Okay, I’m off. With a rain coat. And rain boots. And an umbrella. Because, you know, sugar melts when it gets wet.

 Let’s chat – Where do you live, and what’s the weather like?

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33 Responses to Four (Thousand) Days

  1. It has been dark and dreary all week here in Florida and, combine with my knee pain preventing me from exercising, this week has been hell!

  2. It’s been pretty nasty in PA lately too! The school where I work actually has a 2-hour delay today because of ice!

  3. I hate this rain…. I had to put on real pants yesterday and it was miserable.. no more!

  4. I get SAD in the winter — it’s the worst feeling! It hasn’t been raining here, but it’s been extremely cold. It warmed up to a grand total of 16 degrees on Monday. It’s supposed to snow next week, but I’ll take that over rain!

  5. Tiff says:

    I love a good rainy day now and again, but too many in a row is dreadful. No bras. Extra pastries.

  6. I live in Upstate NY – north of Albany and it is currently snowing. It would be a pretty sight if I did not have to drive in it. The roads were not too bad this morning, they could have been much worse.
    I think I have gotten SAD in previous winters. I get in a big funk some months and it is hard to get out of. The nice weather in the spring definitely helps!

  7. I could not agree with you more. I have bubblegum pink rain boots that I really love, but on day three of wearing them while I trudge around DC, they are starting to get on my nerves. Do. Not. Like. This weather.

  8. blondiebarr says:

    I have been feeling the same way lately. Luckily, i teach dance and do not have to put on real pants, like, ever. But i have had crazy sugar and carb especially cravings. I thought i might also have S.A.D HAHA.

  9. Lizzie says:

    Ugh. This weather is so so gross. Not a fan at all.

  10. carlyjg says:

    I’m in California, and we definitely are not equipped for this 30s-40s degree weather. Yes, we’re realllly dramatic over here on the West Coast. 40* is cause for some serious alarm over here.

    • Colleen says:

      I saw that on the news! A California weather lady was like, dying from the “frigid” temps and it was 42! I mean, that’s COLD, but, really? Hahah! You’re used to what you’re used to :)

  11. Rainy here in central NC, but luckily on Sunday we had a break in the rain for a random 70 degree day? ….and then rain again. not even storms. just drizzly bullshit haha
    But, not complaining, could be worse… like if I was still in Alaska and it wa 40 below 0 and then it warmed up to 35 degrees and rained and you cant drive anywhere for like 3 days (like that is how it is there now!)

    • Colleen says:

      The drizzly bull shit that makes you look like a diva for using an umbrella, but you *know* it’s drizzly enough to ruin your hair? AWFUL.

  12. Chelsea says:

    It’s been raining non-stop in SC, and of course it cant be normal rain – it rains SIDEWAYS! So no matter what you wear you end up soaking wet!

    In other news, I always check the weather in my home town in Northern California when I wake up, and it was -12 degrees there, so I guess there’s that.

    • Colleen says:

      Sideways rain is the WORST!! And wait, it gets to -12 in Northern California?! I mean, that makes sense, but I guess I always just think of California being beaches and palm trees and lots of perfect weather!

  13. chasingchels says:

    Oyyy the weather is the same here in Pittsburgh and is having the same effect on me! Just need to see the sun at this point!

  14. Erin says:

    Recently discovered your blog! Love it and your so positive which is nice to read.

  15. jacqulynne says:

    Hi Colleeen!I like in Kansas City and it’s COLD here. I’m supposed to be training for a marathon (supposed is the key word here), but I’m too chicken to attempt to run in 13 degree weather! I keep telling my boyfriend that we need to move somewhere way more awesome than the midwest, but he isn’t biting. Needless to say, I understand your funk!

    • Colleen says:

      Hi, Jacqulynne! Ugh, I’m sorry the weather is messing up your training schedule! I wouldn’t even CONSIDER running in 13 degree weather. Nooo waaaay ;)

  16. At least it’s rain and not snow! I spent my morning shoveling out my car and driveway and driving 20 mph under the speed limit. Finally made it to the office miraculously only 5 minutes late. I’d kill for some rain right about now!

  17. i dont know if i’d actually be diagnosed with SAD, but cold dreary weather definitely gets me down! it was awful at notre dame in nothern indiana where it literally snowed and had a permacloud from oct – april. the health center had light boxes for students to use.

  18. Chelsie S says:

    I live in Ottawa, Ontario, and the winter weather here is SO unpredictable. Last Saturday it was 50F, while this Saturday coming, the predicted high is somewhere between 2F and -4F depending on whether you’re counting the wind or not. The snow banks were taller than me this time last week, yet we haven’t had snow since the new year … I pretty much have to check the Weather Network daily because I need to know what to wear the next day to work (I leave the house at 4:50am … no way of knowing what temperature it is, the radio DJs aren’t on yet and we don’t have a thermometre).
    SAD is SUPER prevalent here. Mostly because the warm days are the cloudy ones and the sunny ones are freezing and it’s depressing to watch the sun from inside because it’s so flipping cold out!! I know that both my parents suffer from it (clinical diagnosis), and while I have chronic depression, I know that my moods always get terrible at this time of year. Mostly, we just take vit D and try to weather the storm. We’re 1/3 of the way through winter now!! :D

  19. So I have to be honest, while I was living in SoCal, I’m pretty sure I was dealing with (at least mild) S.A.D. because of the LACK of weather change when I was so used to having ALL seasons. It feels so good to be back in a place that gets rain, sun, snow, cold, warm, etc.

  20. Angela says:

    Oregon rains. A lot. I have lived here my whole life and I have never gotten used to it. I probably need to move to Fiji.

  21. Linz says:

    St. Louis is just confused – we’ve had pretty big fluctuations in weather. Today the high is 30, tomorrow it will be 50. Uhh what?

  22. Well, I live in Richmond so I have the same weather, haha!

    I do have S.A.D. so it sucks right now, I really could use some light here soon. Hopefully the snow tomorrow will help (fingers crossed)!

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