Nope. Still no rain and yes, the wind is still blowing, but DH and I just had a conversation with a lady at the Farm Store this morning and it put a new perspective on my griping.
This lady is our closest neighbor. They live 10 miles from us. We call her Grandma Lillian. She is 89 and still works at the farm store every day. She takes Wednesday's off, but still drives to town to get her hair done. She is always decked out and dressed up in the prettiest outfits. Never a hair out of place, but as down to earth as they come.
And she's been through a lot. Just this past Saturday, she buried her daughter who was 68. On Monday, she was back at work. She said there is no reason to just sit and fuss about things you can't change.
I'm thinking this just about sums it up: Pray without ceasing. Get up. Get dressed. Make yourself useful. Do what you can and leave the rest to the Good Lord.
There is one topic of conversation amongst ranchers and farmers when they walk into the Farm Store and that is the weather.
Too hot - it was 100° 2 days ago.
Too cold - it froze last night.
Too dry - our annual rainfall last year was 4".
Too wet - NEVER!
Grandma Lillian told DH and I that she remembers when the government came out and paid them $1.00 per head and shot the cattle because the drought was so bad. She said that her Mama and all the lady folk gathered together and stayed up all through the night canning what meat they could so it wouldn't go to waste.
We're so spoiled. I don't think we have a clue as to how good we have it. Ok, I shouldn't lump y'all into that statement. I'm so spoiled. I don't have a clue as to how good I have it. :)
Today the wind is once again blowing like the dickens, but I'm not complaining. We're not hanging wet sheets over the windows to keep out the dirt...yet! :)
I could learn a lot from Grandma Lillian. Wisdom at the Farm Store. You never know what you'll find there.