This summer’s drought has people talking about the weather. So today’s post enters the conversation with the top ten lessons learned during the drought of 2012.
10. You know how people say dry heat isn’t as oppressive as humid heat? That’s a lie.
9. If the person who mows your lawn (aka: The Man of Steel) needs back surgery, try to schedule it during a dry summer.
8. Bugs do just fine during drought years.
7. So do weeds.
6. Outdoor weddings are much less stressful during a drought. Unless the dry heat gets to people. Or bugs get under the bride’s skirt. And no one minds decorating with weeds instead of flowers.
5. People don’t complain nearly so much when a wedding’s rained out during a dry summer.
4. Mom and I have plenty to talk about during my weekly visits. She talks about being pregnant during the drought of ’56. I talk about being pregnant in the drought of ’88. We both talk about my daughter-in-law being pregnant during this drought. Since Mom forgets our conversations between visits, we never run out of things to talk about. Until the drought ends. Or the grand baby arrives. Whichever comes first.
3. Droughts are easier to weather when you’re not pregnant.
2. Women who are pregnant during a drought should be nominated for sainthood.
1. Droughts destroy our very human illusion of control and remind us of our dependence upon the grace of God.