Monday, March 23, 2020
We've had a long dry spell around here - that began in early February when I could be forgiven for expecting a number of rainy days - it was February, after all. And though we really need to get lawn professionals in here to rebuild our yard after 2 years of workmen's trucks parking on it - we expect More Trucks this summer so I don't want to pop for that service till this coming fall. But a little fertilizer and grass seed lightly tilled into the topsoil - well - it couldn't hurt could it?
Of course - we'd need some rain - which is what we expect in February - to make that stuff sprout. And instead we got hot days, high winds, more hot days, cold days, and never anything more than what I assessed as heavy fog. The weather dot com guys swore we would get rain that was more than "less than a tenth of an inch possible" so late yesterday I was out with the remainder of the seed and that little hand spreader. Imagine my delight when I woke in the night to the sound of sweet soft raindrops falling on the house.
We have a tin roof so we actually get that lovely rain song people who grew up in the country two generations ago wax nostalgic about. Even if I don't get any grass out of this - I will feel like I did something - and that was worth the $ I spent on it.
In September I plan to arrange a sure thing - and hire professionals.
So what? Yeah. I know. Like watching paint dry. I know. But I don't buy lottery tickets. I would no more gamble at Las Vegas or sit at a slot machine than I would light a cigar with a dollar bill. I don't even like the suspense of a novel and always read the last chapter immediately after the first when reading fiction. In fact, my favorite recreational reading is RE-reading. I like to know where I am going even with a book. Putting out this grass seed is the closest thing to gambling I do. And since I'm going to forget I even planted it - if it does come up - it will be a delightful surprise.
Well - I plan to savor this rainy Monday - happy with the sound, the color, the feel of wet
drops on my skin, with this gift coming down from heaven. Remember - always thank Mother Nature.
and just in case you didn't see this posted in the At Goal Team Forum - here is another gift - from the Internet. Something so good on so many levels.
Stay well. Be strong. Know you are loved.