Does anyone else have their blog post composed in their head, but when you actually sit down to write it, everything goes… away? Yeah, me too.
I’m still staying kind of on hiatus, got a lot of things tumbling through my brain that I’m trying to sort out. More on that later, after the hiatus.
But… May has been eventful.
Mr. Loper and I went on vacation with his mother and brothers for a week, and it rained. A lot.
But we were in Branson, so we missed out on even MORE rain in Oklahoma.
Yup, that’s right.
Oklahoma decided to screw any and all state records for rainfall in May.
I can say that I have officially survived the wettest month (out of all twelve months) in the state’s history (records back into the 1890s).
The record-breaking average for the entire state was 14.41 inches. The previous record was 10ish inches. Tulsa, where I’m at, had 15.53 inches for May. Lane, OK, took the cake with 28.17 inches of rain last month..
It was worrisome there for a while.
The ground is so wet and saturated that even though it hasn’t rained in 48 hours, I still have standing water in my yard. My tomato plants have blight, and the peach tree is suffering. I’m not sure if the tree will survive, honestly, it’s looking so bad right now. But we’ll see.
If it doesn’t, we’ll do what every farmer has done for all of history – pull up, re-plant.
In other news, I am now 30 years old.
I can’t say I’m where I thought I would be at this point in my life, but I’m coming to terms with the main fact that I just don’t move as fast as most people. It takes time for me to accomplish things that are worthwhile, and when I rush, things don’t go so well.
I also get distracted a lot, which is something I’m working on. Blah.
But mainly, I listen to much to what ‘they say’ – you know, the elusive ‘they’ that seems to know everything, and I’m ready to stop listening. What ‘they’ say only brings me stress, and I want to enjoy my life. I want to be productive, even if my success doesn’t look like what ‘they’ say success should be.
All this to say, that hopefully soon I will figure out for sure what I want to spend my time focusing on. Because I’ve got to get some priorities straight with myself, so I can put boundaries up for other people.
This really shouldn’t be as difficult as I make it for myself.
Hope you guys are doing awesome!