So it comes as a big old shock when we have actually gotten a bunch of rain and the humidity is like between 70 and 100 percent for more than 3 days in a row. Combine that with the cooler temps and I start reminiscing.
It reminds me of northern California where Sweet Man and I made our first home together albeit not for very long. We moved in a week before Christmas that year.
Sweet Man told me that if I loved him I would marry him when he flew in to Albuquerque from Canada on a rainy Friday in November 1972. No, I didn't say that he asked me, he told me. You have to understand that Sweet Man was recently released from active duty in the Marine Corps, was working for a company that was owned by a Canadian company but run by Americans and he had just been booted out of Canada and escorted to the airport by the Mounties for his own safety. Long story.......another time. He had a new job assignment in San Francisco and was "in between" gigs and that seemed like the appropriate time for us to marry......in his "squared away" head. I was recently divorced, itching for adventure and he was smokin' hot. What can I say. I was a hippy momma with a eye for fun and he was so dear. He had proposed to me in the most romantic way possible, when we re-met after years of not seeing each other. He took off his jacket, spread it on the ground in a foggy park, handed me a red rose, sat down next to me and said he wanted to love and take care of Shelley and me for the rest of his life. He didn't have a ring but he wanted me. Melt........
When I woke up this morning, I had no idea I would be telling you this story....but the clouds. the rain and my SM calling to see if I was okay after having to be out on the roads for over an hour driving the kids to school, all reminded me of just how lucky I am to have said yes at his proposal and hell yes when he flew in from Canada. We jumped in my car, drove to Colorado Springs, got his stuff, got married, drove back to Albuquerque and then packed my things and drove into the adventure that still is on going.
There are so many love songs that include rain in the lyrics.......mine should be "Rainy days and Friday the 13th always get me in the mood".