Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Hooray, it is Friday and that means a 3 day weekend for most everyone. The Today show today just made the statement it's the official start of summer. Newsflash!!! If you are in Florida, it started about 7 weeks ago. Actually I believe summer starts June 21 or in that vicinity. I think she meant to say it is the kickoff for the summer season.

This is our 11th day of rain in a row! I got a new neighbor the other day. The house has a very large workshop that goes with it. He has been hauling in loads of wood from the local lumberyard. And lots of animals, two by two. He has a wonderful wife who loves animals and 2 helpful sons. I hear lots of hammering and sawing going on all hours of the day and night. I noticed a dove circling, looks like she has an olive branch in her mouth. I went over the other day and introduced myself and so did he. His name is Noah and he is building an ark! That is just how much rain we have had. It's wonderful and eveything is so green. The Aquifer that runs under Florida should be close to being replenished I would think. We really need the rain, the lakes are so low and the lawns were so brown and crunchy. We have definitely gotten our money's worth! Thank you God for this rain!

Have a great weekend and remember to honor those who gaves their lives for us and our country in all the wars over the many decades on Monday, Memorial Day.

I do have 3 sets of new neighbors but none named Noah that I am aware of!


Neabear said...

I sometimes wonder if people don't realize what day really is the first day of summer. The fact that the weather warms up way before makes feel like summer in May. Happy Memorial Day weekend. I have to work on Monday. yuck!

Neas Nuttiness said...

We've been having lovely days during the week, and then over the weekends...broiling sun or RAIN.
Wish there was a way to reverse the pattern.

Tatersmama said...

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you too! We're heading to Melbourne to spend some time with another American friend and her hubby, and I'm looking forward to the yummy eats! Oh... and the company of course! LOL!
It's going to be a nice weekend, weather-wise, so there will be some barbequeing going on - and a couple of mis-placed Americans honoring the special day.


Magnolia Sun said...

We've started getting your rain today and looks like it will be very rainy all weekend.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Florida sounds a lot like California. Last Sunday was 106. I'm thinkin' summer started around mid-winter.

You have a great weekend, too!!!

Chele said...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Becky. I hope it's a good one for you!

Jientje said...

11 days of rain in a row!! Eww! awful. But if you live in Belgium, you're kind of used to that! No, just kidding. But we've had rain since Monday night and I am SO done with it!! I hope we'll see the sun again tomorrow!! And you too!

Andrea said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend...and the sun finally starting shining for you! :)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Becky, we're so glad you are getting the rain! hugs to you and all the critters!