Well, if your lawn has been stressed with several hot, dry July days, the two substantial rains we received last night and this morning are very nice indeed. We are generous with our sprinklers but, for a green and healthy lawn, there's nothing like the cooler temperatures, purity, and comprehensive coverage that happens when God waters.
It's also especially gratifying when you've mowed that lawn shortly before the first drops fell! (I love that.)
With the lawn chores out of the way for a few days (except for a bush I'm planting later today), we're deep into the schedule of activities for this week. However, it's a schedule that has been altered quite a bit after learning about the death of Jean Lawson's mother.
Jim and Jean, dear friends of ours for over 40 years, live in Colorado now (as did Jean's Mom) but the funeral and burial will be here in Omaha. We invited them to stay with us and we'll use our place as a hub for the family gatherings. Plus, I'll be helping out with the funeral.
That means accelerated efforts in the next couple of days not only to prepare the guest rooms but to get the book read for our literary club this weekend and my sermon prepared for Sunday. Also on the to-do list: Claire has a lunch with Karla today; I have an early morning meeting on Thursday with Pat; and we have the last "When Swing Was King" presentation of the month on Friday. I'll try to keep up blogging too but we'll see how things go.
In the meantime, we'll scurry on...encouraged by the fact that we're free from mowing, trimming and watering the lawn for a bit.
Rainy days are nice.