Texas weather is known to be unpredictable. Spring, winter, and fall can have some unseasonable temperatures. Forecasts can change from hour to hour. But what has always been said about summer—it’s hot and humid, and doesn’t rain.
Once June arrives, you can forget about rain until September (unless a hurricane makes landfall on the Texas coastline). Even then, it’s still hot, with even higher humidity.
So far, the summer temps have been rather mild. Only a handful of days have seen temps over 100 degrees. After a dry winter, every rain has been a blessing, especially in June which is typically dry.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday all reached 103 degrees, with the heat index reaching 110. Today’s high is forecasted to be 79 degrees with a chance of rain. How does this happen? I didn’t even know cold fronts make it this far south in the middle of summer.
Tropical storm Cindy made landfall on the Texas/Louisiana border a few days ago. We missed out on any rain from that, and although we had more clouds than normal, it was still hot.
So, this weekend the winds are out of the north and bringing us a chance for a little rain. I plan to make the most of my time outside during the reprieve from the 100 degree heat. I plan to be outside a lot, not necessarily working. We will see how restless I am. Maybe my husband and I will find a fishing hole…
I am excited to let you know that I have been invited to do a live interview on the radio this afternoon. I am being interviewed about my health coaching business. I am super excited for this opportunity. The company interviewing me is called Empire Radio Now; it is their business to interview small business owners. Use this link to listen in live: https://empireradionow.com/studio3/. The time of my interview is 12:24pm CDT.
My fish pond is doing well. Both water lilies have bloomed! One is a pale yellow, and the other is a deep pinkish purple. The fish are growing and looking healthy. My water hyacinth died I think because of all the rain water changing the pH of the pond. I also had an algae bloom which I am still fighting.
Our garden is producing better than it did in the last several years. It seems that the grasshoppers are finally back to normal population levels. I finally had some carrots make it to maturity! They are the extra short kind because my garden boxes aren’t very deep, but they grew bigger in diameter than I expected.
Organic foods taste better than conventionally grown foods, but homegrown organic foods are the best! Everything we have harvested so far has been delectable. I am anxiously waiting on the peaches to mature. It will be our first peach harvest ever; I can’t wait.
Life is so busy that you really have to be intentional to have a positive attitude and roll with the punches, as they say. Make time for fun and relaxation, and help each other to laugh.
There is no shortage of places to use up every hour of every day. Sometimes we need to take inventory of all the places that we invest our time. If you don’t have a good reason for it, maybe you should consider letting it go. If it’s important to you but it is dragging you down, ask for help. In the very least, you might be able to come up with a better way of achieving the outcome with less time and energy being spent on it.
I hope your weather is enjoyable wherever you are. I know Texas isn’t the only place that’s been having unusual weather. Like everything else, it will not last.
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to join me on Saturday afternoon for my live radio interview.
Ephesians 4:1-3 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves together with peace.