Friday, May 28, 2010
I was pouting all day yesterday, scuffing the toes of my shoes, muttering to myself about the damn rain and wondering if it would ever stop. Then I was struck with a revelation. What did I really have to complain about? I am in a warm house, with plenty of food for me and feed for the animals. While damp, the animals all have shelter. I don't have acres of crops to worry about. The critters and I are healthy. I've seen documentaries on the drought years in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the women shoveling dust out of their homes...now that's worthy of whining. So I get a little wet going out to tend the goats and chickens; I've got dry clothes to put on afterward. Putting it all in perspective, it wasn't hard to adjust my attitude. Growing like gangbusters, my yards will stay a green a lot longer this year. I don't have to water the plants on the deck. And guess what...the skies are clear and the sun is shining this morning! That's the best cure for cabin fever.