I absolutely love gray, rainy, overcast days! Of course, that's probably because we get so few of them where we live. I associate overcast days with coziness. They provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a hot beverage and to wear clothes made of cuddly material. I always feel so pampered on rainy days. It's all about the sensory experience.
I love to either cuddle up in a comfy chair to read a good book or laze on the couch or bed to drift off into a nap while listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the windowpane and feeling soft material against my skin. There is nothing more comforting to me than that pitter-pattering sound . . . Add in the smell of damp earth, and I am in heaven!
Rainy days also provide the perfect opportunity to watch a movie at home or to play a game (which I get to do so very rarely). It's wonderful to light candles to cast an enchanting glow to offset the dim light. My husband is not into massages, but a rainy, overcast day sets the perfect ambiance for this. . .
I also love to go to the mall with my husband for window shopping or to an indoor aquarium and zoo that we love to frequent. Grabbing a bite at a restaurant while we enjoy the fact that we are safe inside from a downpour just makes the experience just that much more cozy and enjoyable. At some point during our rainy day excursion, a visit to a Starbucks is almost always mandatory . . .
I wish we had more rainy days . . . I think I'd love visiting the English countryside, Ireland, Scotland, and Washington state.