If you’re here for Dogs on Thursday, visit the girls’ blog. Sissy is perhaps abusing her power – or at least over-stating her authority – but she’s declared that those of us who failed to honor Dog Biscuit Day yesterday can celebrate with our pooches over the weekend. While you’re there, scroll back one post for a link to a contest for owners with anxious dogs…
How is it little friday already?! I had big plans for this week, what with no big meetings or such, and whoosh! It’s gone. The good news is, I’ve gotten some great workouts in, but honestly, that’s about it.
Thankful Thursday has never been more celebrated. I am SO thankful for so much. The Knight and I played hookie yesterday afternoon, and on our way home, we toured the brush fire (wildfire for those of you to the west) damaged area where he spent his Saturday while I was living it up with my girlfriends. I didn’t take photos, but there were no fewer than five homes that literally had the fire stopped just feet from their walls. I cannot imagine…
So thankfully, some of our favorite customers were safe and sound. It’s fascinating to remind myself that even those whose views are blackened and bleak now will have lush green soon enough. I’ll have to remind the Knight to take me back in a few months to see Mother Nature thriving after her own not-so-urban renewal.
Even though the Knight was there in the thick of it all, he too marvelled at where the fire went, or specifically, why it stopped just feet away from a broomsage field or a tender young pine plantation. Sure, wind, firefighting, yeah, yeah, but those same forces didn’t prevail in other spots.
In our part of the country, this is fire season. There are outdoor burn bans and we had three red-flag (conditions favorable for a wildfire) days last week, the first week of the season. I hope our whole community is thankful for the firefighters and their families. For instance, while one friend was on duty – all friggin’ weekend – his wife had to deal with a water leak that basically destroyed her kitchen. Makes me thankful I handled being dateless as gracefully as I did… Hem.
I’m also thankful for the cool, damp air and the rain that’s coming. What are you thankful for today?