It is thoroughly November now, raining so often that the weather seems to be trying to make up for lost time (since it didn’t start raining AT ALL until about three weeks ago)…

How does a sun-loving person like your Rubi combat such an onslaught of glum?

1. Naps. Lots of ’em. With duds off and under the covers.

2. Chocolate, for medicinal purposes.

3. A polka dot umbrella.

The yellow walls and orange dresser-thingie in the living room are also surprisingly helpful. And here I thought they were a bit much when I moved in. I’d forgotten about November rain.