Our rain started last night. A determined, confident rain that would match any long-distance runner in the Olympics... persistent and focused. I can hear it even now, picking up a second wind, stepping up its pace.
However, except for a few low-water crossings, and unlike poor Louisiana, thank the good Lord there haven't been any dangerous flash floods here. That might change in the next day or so, because the ground is now saturated, but considering how dry we were, it's kind of amazing we didn't have any before now.
This afternoon I even spotted a few buds on my crape myrtle - that hasn't happened in a long time! (I would say "in a few years" but I know how faulty my memory is; it could have been just 6 months ago. Sigh.)
I feel so bad for Louisiana, though, although my friends there have reported in and are high and dry so far, thank goodness. Please keep everyone there in your prayers.
And now for some other sweet!s over the past couple of weeks...
Taking two classes about pricing properties from a teacher who believes in giving out goodies while sharing her knowledge, and earning the Pricing Strategy Advisor designation in the process.
Your sister coming to your rescue with advice on how to get more storage on your iPhone.
Remembering your first married kiss on your 34th wedding anniversary
The movie "Princess Bride" for the millionth time. It never gets old.
The cuteness of the pitbull/black lab puppies your son and daughter-in-law are fostering.
Your son and daughter-in-law fostering puppies!
Making progress on emptying the boxes that gather dust in the middle of your living room.
Being able to attend the funeral and offer condolences when your sister-in-law's father passes away
A new buyer asking for your help
Remembering to sell raffle tickets to raise money for your church (ask me about them!)
A phone call with your mother-in-law, verifying she's okay after her area has been pounded with rain
Store clearance racks
Knowing your sister was having a lot of fun on her birthday
Meeting up with a dear friend at a Greek restaurant for lunch to celebrate her birthday (double sweet!)
Lunch with another friend at Chuey's to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the closing on her first home
Hitching a ride with your husband to an early class in town, and a ride home with your son
Your husband making it home safe and sound when his transmission goes out on his truck one night, and when all the tread flies off of his tire on another night.
A friend passing her test to become a REALTOR® and choosing you as her sponsor
Making it onto your company's Top Producer list 3 months in a row, and the August Home Run list
Finding a tiny red feather in the bird bath
Past clients leaving awesome reviews for you on several different social media sites
Finishing an awesome book written by your neighbor
Having your 4th article published in TexasHillCountry.com... this time about the Johnson City Ghost
Visiting a past client who is still really happy about the home he purchased two years ago
Nine hours of sleep (in one night!)
Your hummingbird plant finally blooming!
I hope you are able to find sweet!s in your day, even if you are caught up in a catastrophe like the floods in Louisiana. I do believe there is light even on the darkest days. If we look hard enough, we'll see it.
"To the lamp of love: may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial." ~Author Unknown