MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Flowers & Rain

I left my 5:00 PM shift, Thursday evening, and meandered over to the brewery for dinner. As I was eating and waiting for the bus to arrive, the downpour began. I’ve not leisurely walked in the rain for a long time and while I was covered in a water-resistant jacket and carrying my water-resistant satchel, it was quite comfortable. There was something therapeutic and calming.

Returning home by 7:00 PM, I knew I had a 45-minute window to plant the pink impatiens I purchased from Fairmont Industries, the next door plant sale that is a fund raising program to assist high school students with special needs. I’ve always purchased the bulk of my annual plantings from Fairmont Industries since 2004 after moving to Shroyer Road in 2003. My bags o’ dirt had arrived from Walmart and I used the side of the porch by the driveway as my planting station. Just as I was wrapping up, the next wave of downpours came through. I was drenched but did not mind. Within a few hours I had enjoyed digging in dirt and walking through rain.

Throughout the night and this morning we had much rain so I know my newly planted impatiens have received a nice drink.

It was a lazy Friday morning, for once, and I took advantage of resting, as did The Quartet. Now, I am off to one of my favorite eateries to relax and enjoy some of my favorite foods. I may even grab a few items from the nearby Walmart before taking the No. 17 bus from one end of town back to my house.

Tomorrow is dinner at Laura’s to celebrate May birthdays and Mother’s Day. I am greatly looking forward to spending time with all the usual Parker-Moore suspects whom I adore.

I am hoping Sunday will be dried out enough to mow the yard and tend to a few other yard items before teaching.

In the meantime, make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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