The temps have been at about 58f/13c (chilly indeed for this part of the world).
We've had light rain for most of the day.
I managed to have three half-mile walks in dry weather with Penne before the 8:00 a.m. service at St. Boniface Church, and another at about 10:15 a.m. after I had shared Holy Communion with a parishioner who resides in a Nursing Home.
Then the rain set in.
Mid afternoon I "knew" that Penne needed a pee walk, despite the light rain. She will walk with me in rain, knowing that her reward will be great after the walk. (She goes into ecstasies when I towel her down).
I wore a water-proof jacket which always hangs on a hook near my front door. It was a gift from the youth at St. James's Cambridge, MA when I retired in 2006.
I often forget that it is there. But not today!
It's a Boston Red Sox jacket.
Please understand that I have more interest in King Canute of England than I have in American professional "sports". But also understand that an essential part of my pastoral ministry in Cambridge MA was to feign a devotion to the Sox.
One of the youth members at St. James's was beginning to study the Spanish language at his High School when I was the Rector. He (Sam Bonsey - who will be getting married this year) (how time flies) decided that I should be called "El Povo".
So that was my moniker for the wonderful young Christians at Saint Jimmy's. SUCH GOOD MEMORIES!