Just read on the paper that there's a chance of rain over the next two days. Uh oh…
You are probably wondering why this information made it to the headlines and you are also possibly curious as to why I decided to include this in my blog. After all, it's just rain. What's the big deal?
Well, rain is actually something kind of special around here. Hellooo!! Did you forget I am in the middle of the desert? It never rains here! Ever since I moved to the UAE (three and a half years on November 17), I have experienced only 15 days of rain - tops!
Actually, before last year, I used to wish for rain. I mean, I love living here and enjoying the beautiful sunny days throughout the year, but sometimes you just need a little rain and its sound and its smell and the laziness that comes with it and makes you want to stay in bed, under the covers, for the entire day, eating comfort food, reading a good book, watching TV and drinking wine.
I guess I should be happy with the possibility of some rain, right? Wrong! Here's why...
December 2009. My husband was flying and out of the country (for those of you who do not know, he is a pilot). Only a couple of days until I set down to
for the holidays. I was packing. It started to rain. I went to bed happy. Brazil
Woke up and looked out the window. Still raining. How nice. Suddenly I noticed some of the streets seemed a bit flooded. People had water up to their knees. Hmmm. Maybe not so nice.