I have lived through more weekends than I care to count and they all have one thing in common.
They are shorter than the lifespan of an ice cube in the trunk of a black car on an asphalt parking lot in Texas in mid-August.
Still, I would rather have weekends than not. Even, if they are too short to even remember after they are over. I am already having trouble remembering THIS one.
I hope I can get through this post before it is gone from my memory forever.
Greenery by the Yard
I managed to get the yard mowed on Saturday morning before it got too hot. The high for the day was a mere 102 (39 C), but I don’t think it got any hotter than about 97 (35 C) while I was outside mowing.
Practically sweater weather!
The rains we received last weekend have made the grass thick and lush and luxuriant, which made pushing the mower through it quite a workout. However, even after being mowed, the grass still looked very healthy and vibrant.
The same can not be said of me.
The Rains, I Complain, are Mainly Staying
Later that day, while out running a few errands, I was trapped in a store when a sudden thunderstorm popped up. As thunderstorms go, it did not disappoint. There were incredible flashes of lightening that lit up the darkened sky for seconds at a time as bright as the sun itself. There was thunder so loud it shook the building. And the rain fell heavy and fast, sometimes falling straight down in sheets, and at other times nearly horizontally.
It finally eased up enough for me to dash out to my car.
However, “eased up” is a relative term.
I was thoroughly and absolutely soaked to the skin in the ten seconds it took me to dash to my car. Drowned rats look like desiccant packets compared to what I looked like.
On the way home I saw many downed trees and branches and water flowing through the streets like a river.
A few hours later there was a second round, though this time I was at home. The thunder literally shook the house. Rain fell in torrents. The lights flickered on and off several times … just enough to make all the clocks flash 12:00 and to blow several light bulbs and to set off several car alarms throughout the neighborhood.
But, hey …. it’s rain, and I will never complain about that.
Just Along for the Write
The best part about this weekend is that I actually got to do some writing!
No, not a blog post. I decided to spare you from that.
I have actually been working on a new Alistair and Alexis story. It has grown to be much longer than I thought it would be. Therfore, when I finish it I will probably break it up into 6 or 7 segments and post them that way.
So, keep an eye out for an A&A story coming soon to an electronic device screen near you!
And there you have it … all the musing that’s fit to print.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the upcoming week is awesome in every way!
Thanks for reading!