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13 July 2011

Abstract Horse Painting July Sunrise Equine Art by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

July Sunrise
Palette Knife Work Horse Painting at its best.
6 x 6 in  Oil on Board  

 ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011

Long Range Forecast

We were at dinner last Thursday and discussion came up of course about the unrelenting 100 degree plus temperatures.  We have had close to 30 days over the century mark... the heat much stronger than even last year if you can believe that.  Sheriff Paul told us the Farmer's Almanac mentioned a rainy August.

It definitely raised my hopes. I have been praying for rain. Several days prayers were answered in the teasing form of a 20 min shower and then steam heat following it. Rain in August?  So I looked up the Farmers Almanac prediction for our area in Texas.  Yep, it was there in black and white... above average rainfall for August.

One might get excited about that prediction, but when you read the July prediction in the paragraph above... it wipes out your hope entirely.  July was predicted to be cooler than average and only slightly below average for rain.  We have had nothing like it predicted.  Sort of destroys the hope I had for August Showers.  I believe I will stay with my prayers.

Yesterday was wiped out with a migraine. It was Terry's birthday and I spent part of it in bed with an ice pack.  He spent a few hours cleaning out and organizing my acrylic paints. We had soft tacos for lunch and I made him Brownies for his birthday.   We are awaiting news for surgery on his wrist and when that is done, it will slow him down a bit.

We are scheduled to leave for Denver late today or early tomorrow.  Hoping to hear from the doctor that all systems are go. We are suppose to drive, but we may fly up on passes.  That is on my checklist this morning... check flights.

Plans are only plans. Our Father knows what is to be and we are truly not given any clue as to the forecast in our lives ahead.  The importance is to live this day at its fullest.  Do something kind for someone today, and make the day count.


“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”” Matthew 4:4 NIV

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