This past week has been a crazy one. SL and I got some discouraging news last week. However, we have realized that is God giving us the answers we have been praying for.
We have had almost no rain since November. No rain means very dry grass. Very dry grass means fire food. Friday when massive storms where going through our northwest we had very High winds. Like 60 mph. Now it gets windy in these parts around spring, but nothing like this. So we had many fires in our surrounds because of this. Some were large fires, some were small, some are still burning 5 days later and destroyed dozens of homes and thousands of miles of land.
When you don't have rain for several months it can get warm. Something about the ground no absorbing heat, or the opposite. I don't know, the meteorologist explained it better. So all that to say, we have been very warm lately. No, not warm, HOT! Like 103 degrees! And it's not even Easter yet.
These are all pics of my mom's flowers at her house. I thought with the crazy heat, fires, and no rain it was nice to see some cool purple colored flowers.
I think I finally have the smell of smoke out of my house. Or my nose has just grown immune to it.
Now I'm dealing with a cough I assume is from all ths smoke and dust in the air.
Please say a prayer for all the people who have lost their homes, their land, their pets, their treasured things. It is a tough beginning for them.
The Bluebonnets are starting to bloom! In Texas that means Spring has Sprung.
Unfortunately our fields of Bluebonnets are not quite this full. We have been seriously low on rain. It has been since November 2010 since we have had any significant rain. In the part of Texas where I live, we are in a Stage 4 drought, there are only 5 stages.
When you haven't had much ran in several months it starts to take a toll on your psyche. Maybe that is just me. Rain refreshes me just as it does the Earth. I need rain, I thrive on rain. I know God will provide it for us soon if we just keep praying.
We always say here, "If you don't like the weather now just wait a few hours. It'll change." Yes, we say "it'll" - it will. It's Texas, here "oil" is pronounced "ol". Stop chasing bunnies, back to the weather. Sunday it was just down right HOT! We were up around 100 degrees where I live. Some places just above 100. It's April for goodness sakes! It is not supposed to be that hot!! Well we just had to wait a day. Monday it was 60 degrees. So Strange. I had the AC on Sunday and the Heater on Monday. The weather should stabilize this week around 80 which is beautiful! However, no rain. Boo!!
My name is Tracie. I'm a bored minister's wife. I live in a TINY town in TX. I love my husband, son, and Dr. Pepper. I love to cook for my husband but not my son because he usually spits it out. Punk. We spend a lot of time at church because as I already said my husband is a Minister. We are still young and like to do fun things, though we never have the time to do it.