These pictures were taken a few weekends ago, one of the last days that I actually saw the sun and right before I came down with a really bad cold. Since then, it's been non-stop rain over here. I usually love rainy days, where I get to sit inside and drink lots of hot tea and read a wonderful book. I also love it when it rains and I get to splash around the puddles with my wellies on and look forward to my return home for a toasty bowl of soup. I'm one of those people who thinks rain is romantic. Well over here in Cote d'Ivoire, I hate the rain. It's so hot and humid that I still have to blast my air conditioner all day, everyday. Also, I forgot my wellies back in New York so I've had a permanent supply of wet and soggy flats to deal with. Sorry about the long complaint, I just needed to get that off my chest. It's just that I never realized how much temperature and weather would impact my mood as much as it has. Now I just long for a few minutes of sunshine to help me get through my days.