The only excitement I've experienced this week has been in the form of thunder and lightning.
Every day, for seven days in a row now, it has rained in the Hollow. Some days we've seen more sunshine than rain, but every day at least one dark cloud passed by bestowing a blessing upon us.
We're still officially in a drought. Our big pond hasn't completely dried up, but it's close, down to the original creekbed. These recent rains haven't made a difference that I can see, but every little drop helps.
I'm grateful for the balance between rain and sun we've gotten each day. I enjoy the softness of rainy days and the drama of storm clouds, but too much rain dampens my spirit. I thrive on sunshine, but too much of it saps the color and energy from the world around me, and therefore, from me.
Other parts of the country haven't been as lucky, getting either too much rain or not enough. I pray in the coming months Nature settles down and we're all blessed with balance.
And now, for the rest of my sweet!s of the past week...
Sunday: a good soaking rain in the middle of a drought
Monday: a morning walk with your sweetie; rain for the 2nd day in a row
Tuesday: rain for the 3rd day in a row; tiny woodpeckers; squirrels grooming; watching lightning in the hills from your back deck; talking to all three of your kids in one day
Wednesday: concrete floors and disposable floor wipes when your giant puppy... um... has a tummy ache in the house; rain for the 4th day in a row; a day with your baby girl; tortilla soup on a rainy day
Thursday: your sick puppy well enough to go on a morning walk; a call from your mom because you haven't called her yet and she was worried; a block of time to work on your book; more sunshine than rain, and no thunder or lightning; a porch swing at dusk
Friday: remembering your Friday the 13th wedding; running into a friend at the post office; a call from your son; your sister giving you a head's up when you make mistakes on your blog; enjoying books written for 8-year-olds; a fifth day of rain
Saturday: joining others in mourning and celebration of a life well-spent; seeing two teachers you subbed for while at work at the winery; sunshine, then rain, then sunshine; your oldest finally friending you on Facebook (even though you might have bullied him into it:)
Sunday: lunch with dear friends after church
What was your favorite sweet! moment of your own past week?
I hope this next one is filled with whatever kind of sweet!s you need the most!