Well, I did not get my wish for Saturday. I did not get this sky. The rain came precisely at 2:00, stopped after about fifteen minutes to start again about an hour later in a crazy melodramatic deluge akin to something one sees in cinema: sheets, torrents, and thunderclaps, oh my!
Thankfully, despite the rain, the afternoon social was a success. Yay! There were twenty-five cheery guests, each eager for snacks of every stripe, lemonade and some for whiskey, too, myself included. Have I mentioned how much I love whiskey? Indubitably – with Coke, lemonade, orange juice, tamarind soda, a splash of sparkling water and cherry juice, with a cherry on top – quite fine.
We did get to spend a little time out on the patio before it turned vicious, admiring the garden and enjoying the good company of neighbors. I feel wonderfully blessed to know and be in the presence of such fine, kind-hearted people. Life is good.