– I Love the Rain – Five Minute Friday
At first I thought I’d talk about rain, sharing that as long as I don’t have to go anywhere, it doesn’t bug me that much. I then grinned ear to ear, realizing that it’s best to explain when and why I actually love rain.
We all knew the little saying Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
I’d like to add onto that
…. but as long as you keep me from watering the grass, I love you.
Yep. Being summer means more sun. (which I love) It can also mean less rain, which then means I have to give thought to watering the grass. I know, no real mind-boggling issue, but still – Ug. Needing to water the grass means there is just more I have to think about. It’s really no problem, but I guess I have other things I’d rather be doing than go out, set the sprayer in one of two places, making sure, once on, the water is going where it needs to go. Then the need to come in, take my shoes off, set a timer to make sure I don’t let it water too long, then get back to what I was doing.
Once the buzzer goes off, hoping I don’t miss that sound, slip those shoes back on, go move the sprayer to another area, (I’m a pro. I can just leave the water on.) making sure, again, it sprays only where it needs to. Then, yep, repeat shoe-take-off and timer part of the plan. Once timer goes off, shoes back on, then – YAY ! – TURN OFF THE WATER !
I repeat- UG.
I should be doing that every other day but, when that day comes, ‘Oh.. I’ll go do it tomorrow instead. It’ll be fine.’ usually wins.
I know, I know. Nothing really to complain about. I guess it just explains why, after weeks and weeks of beautiful sunny days, when I see those deep, dark clouds forming all around, one thought instantly pops up. I LOVE THE RAIN !
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