The rain did not look like it would ever stop.
The forecast was for even more rain for the next two weeks plus a strong chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Then, just before the weekend we looked up and saw a strange new colour in the sky.
We were able to get the lawn mowed and a few weeds removed from the garden. Don't weeds just love heat and rain? Grass grows well too.
In summer the grass needs cutting every weekend. Missy doesn't trust the lawnmower. Anything noisy that invades her garden gets barked at.
Finally the yard was all "ship-shape" or as close as it was going to get.
Saturday morning the forecast was for rain increasing throughout the day and in parts of Brisbane the rain poured down, but we were so lucky. We had a couple of light showers but the kids could still go for a swim and they were the only ones getting wet, except for Jason who was doing lifeguard duty with the kids when a rain shower came over.
We hung the piñata under cover.....
but other than that, the rain didn't worry us too much.
Everyone brought food to share. There were lovely salads with the steak and sausages, savouries, fruit and cheese beforehand and fruit salad and icecream for dessert. The hit of the day, though, was Sandra's rum balls. The rain didn't spoil our day after all. Our guests seemed to enjoy themselves. I know we did.
Sometimes you can be lucky.