Raining again in Ireland … in the middle of summer?
Last year we had something like 63 days straight of rain in our summer – that still makes my brother Sean in Oz laugh.
Well … it’s raining … it’s pouring.
I think if we could blame someone for the crappy weather we’d all feel so much better.
Like we can blame politicians and multinationals for heaps of stuff …and let’s not get started about banks (thank all the deities for Credit Unions).
But – who can we blame for the weather?
So … we seethe.
And … we talk and talk and talk about it.
I’m going to try an experiment for the rest of the week.
Until Saturday I will not mention the weather (good or bad) to anyone. And if they mention it to me … I’ll just go ‘hmmmm’.
I now have visions of my Ballinamore readers tracking me down and talking to me about nothing but the weather just to amuse themselves.
Maggie … that means you … and Derek and Lynda. I’ll know if you’re amusing yourselves at my expense …
Taking the day off today to just play at whatever I want.
Going to read some books and maybe potter around the house.
I had a lovely surprise yesterday.
Three of my brothers, their wives and some of their kids must all have been on Exmouth (Oz) at the same time a few weeks ago.
They sent me a bottle of my fave Oz wine for my birthday next week (26th July … send lots of love and presents… damn it … I’m a Leo …we can get away with that stuff!).
Much as I loved the wine …what clutched at my heart was the card they sent me.
Everyone had sent me a message- it actually makes me tear up to read them.
Pretty strong response to a card you may think.
I get to see my family about every 3 years.
I love living in Ballinamore and Ireland but every decision we make in our lives has an opportunity cost.
The opportunity cost is that I don’t get to spend a lot of time with my family and I miss them very much. And we’re not a family that call each other a lot – and apart from Marc – no one emails.
And did I tell you they put coloured stars in the card?
It now has pride of place on my mantel piece.
So – I’m off to play and see what magic happens.
Take good care.