We woke up today to some welcome rain. Our part of the country hasn’t suffered from the drought, but weeks of 95 to 100 plus temperatures still have us craving some cloudy days. My hubby reminded me this morning that it won’t be long before we’re getting up while it’s still dark out. That reminded me how quickly time passes by. That and the fact that my Dad turned 82 yesterday, which is just impossible because if Dad is 82 that means I’m ...., well never mind. And just how did we make it to these milestone ages anyhow without growing up in a well regulated world? Dad was a child of the 30’s and 40’s, and while I came along quite a bit later, all the bureaucratic regulations that we’re used to today still didn’t exist when I was growing up. So just how did we survive without seat belts and air bags, childproof lids, or cholesterol testing? As kids we rode our bikes all over the countryside. We swiped apples and peaches off our grandparents trees and ate them behind the shed. Hey, we wiped them on our shirts first! We climbed trees, scaled windmills, and dropped rocks on our toes fishing crawdads out of the creek, and we survived, well prepared for what life would throw our way next. Well, pretty prepared, nobody mentioned strangling regulations.