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Blessed Rain

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.
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    Oh my, another pre-reader. I never told anyone that I do that, how amazing that I’m not alone.
    I like to do that when I’m watching a recorded sports event. I always check the internet to see who won before I watch, I enjoy the game so much more. The big guy doesn’t know I do that. I’m not sure that he might disapprove.
    Good luck with the lawn.
    73 days ago
    I hope the grass surprises you in a big way! We woke up to snow all over everything!
    73 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Enjoyed the virtual choir -- my first.

    Ah, rain on the tin roof took me back to my maternal grandparents small house on a 50-acre farm.
    73 days ago
    Thank you for the video! Appreciate it.
    73 days ago
    I had never heard a "virtual choir" before but I can see there are other YouTube offerings!!

    And yes: the sound of rain on a tin roof was something I enjoyed at my grandfather's house as a little girl. The rain on our third floor roof is also very very enjoyable.

    Love the idea of planting grass seed as your only engagement with gambling!! I WILL buy a raffle ticket on a quilt fundraiser for a good cause etc. but consider it a "donation": don't attend casinos or buy lottery tickets either . . .

    73 days ago
    emoticon for sharing!
    73 days ago
    The video put a smile on my face...thank you so much for sharing emoticon
    73 days ago
    The video is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the link.

    Thinking of you with the seed spreader and awaiting those fresh green blades of grass reminded me of something one of my college professors said: Farmers have to be the most optimistic people she knows.
    74 days ago
    Loved that video that I got this morning...one of my favorite songs. But the rain here has been depressing. This morning I woke to a downpour at 1am...could not get back to sleep. Got up and another downpour at 4am sent me back to bed. Up at 7 and it has been pouring ever since. Housebound for days, with days of rain.
    74 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Definitely worth looking once more......
    74 days ago
    Goosebumps, that video! And right after it in my YouTube list, Halleluiah!

    Stay well out there. We may be keeping our distance, but somehow shared trials bring the world closer!
    74 days ago
    Thank you for sharing the amazing video!
    74 days ago
    That video is AhhhhhhMazing!
    74 days ago
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