Don’t you just love John Denver songs! Don’t you just love the sun, after not seeing it for over a month!
Today we’ve had a full day of blue skies and sunshine. With Ted off driving veterans to the Dublin VA Hospital, my plan was to spend the whole day wrapping gifts. I know you all think I must have a million gifts to wrap, the way I talk about them all the time. But here’s the thing. Just because I say I’m going to wrap gifts at this time or that time does not mean that actually happens.
Like today. I didn’t even walk into the “wrapping room”. As soon as my two cups of coffee had jump-started my heart this morning, I opened the back door and inhaled fresh, clean, DRY air! Maddie and Bear hit the ground running, and they didn’t stop all day. Maddie has dug holes (that didn’t immediately fill with water) and sniffed every inch of this yard for something to dig up, chase, eat, or all three. Bear has carried his ball around the yard all day – throwing it for himself when I wasn’t outside (yes, he can do that), and nudging me with it everytime I set foot outside (when was quite often).
Here’s the day in pictures (with captions). I thought I better chronicle this rare sunny day, because tomorrow the rain starts again. Geez!
By the time Ted got home and we had eaten supper, Maddie and Bear were “dog-tired”. Everyone stretched out in the den to snooze (including Ted), while I came into the bedroom to write. I tiptoed out to take a photo of Maddie sound asleep next to Ted, then walked outside on the deck, thinking about going down to the dock for a picture of that flag. Wow, had it ever gotten colder! The wind was blowing too, so I substituted the flag picture for an outdoor view of both our Christmas trees at the back of the house.
Please continue to remember my friend Samille’s friend, Susan, who suffered a stroke following hip replacement surgery. She is in a physical rehabilitation center now, but her progress is very slow. Let’s keep her in our prayers as she fights her way back to health. God bless.