Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Most Excellent Day

Early today we had a phone call:  cattle were on the highway... were they ours?  No, they weren't.  That's always a good start to a day, to be scared that you might have a problem, and then find out you don't.

Marvin, next door, has quite a good-sized patch of sweet corn, and his daughter, Anna, had brought some over last night.  So we had corn-on-the-cob for lunch, along with fresh tomatoes and barbecued pork, using some of the whole hog (frozen of course) from our reunion July 2..

It's been sufficatingly hot for over a week, but this afternoon, relief came in the form of blessed, sweet, gentle rain.  The thermometer reads 68 degrees.  Thank You God.  (added later... so far we have an inch in the rain guage and it's still coming down.)  (added at 7:30 PM... 2 inches in the rain guage)

I got a wonderful gift in the mail from one of my Virginia friends, Joanna.

After Cliff left for work at 2:30, I, who never watch TV, decided to check the TV guide online, on the off chance I might catch a decent movie.  I discovered, on Showtime, one of the best movies I've seen in ages:  "Hope And Glory", from 1987.

I may as well go to bed; it can't get much better than this.

8 comments:

ksquester said...

Don't go to bed, you will miss all of this wonderful rain.  I am so happy that it has cooled off.  Mandy doesn't have to learn how to climb trees now!   Anne

amiragabrielle said...

I have a question for you. Mother is over at my house, and she bought some peaches from the farmers market. I can't find my peach cobbler recipe.  Do you have an ole fashion recipe? If you do dear, please email me at amiragabrielle@aol.com. I enjoy your entries so much, God bless to your family my dear.


Gabrielle Gengler

fierrorachel said...

Yes, mom, it was a wonderful day.  I can't quit looking out the window at the rain.  It's some wonderful stuff, rain.  Cooler temps pretty much rock, too.  Ahhh, relief at last!

tendernoggle said...

Sounds like you had a great day Mosie! You made me hungry, you know, with your menu!!!
I sure wish we could get some of that rain...it is awful here.
CArlene

csandhollow said...

Glad they weren't yours! Love sweet corn. Still hoping ours come out good. We could use the rain here. Need a relief from heat!

plieck30 said...

glad it wasn't your cattle on the highway. that can be a bummer. If you get more rain then you can use send us some. The sage is blooming so I am expecting some soon. Hope Mother nature isn't pulling a fast one. Paula

bnanajm said...

It sounds like a wonderful day.  And we had a good one too.  Our company treated us to an indoor picnic since it is too hot to have it outdoors.  Quite a change from the last job.

Wonder what you got in the mail.  :o)

toonguykc said...

There was always a panic in our house when the phone rang way too early in the morn.  Sometimes it was a death in the family, but ususaully it was cattle on the loose.  What a headache for everybody!