Trying to think of something clever to say, and it just is not there. But as I sit here this morning watching the news, the dogs, and the kids start to wake up and come down, I am reminded once again of all that we do have to be thankful for. My list is pretty mundane and common, and includes many people who make differences in my life. It really makes me much more thankful, because they are there always, most times in the background, but coming to the foreground sometimes when least expected.
Everyone is here for the day, and we are going out for the traditional dinner. I figured I could do the official cooking at Christmas when everyone is home for more than 48 hours. I will miss the smell of turkey and pumpkin pie baking, but only for about 15 minutes! :-)
Summer has left Houston! Last night at Chris' baseball game I wore jeans, a short sleeved t-shirt, and a long sleeve light weight jacket. It is always colder at the Bear Creek fields than home. I had to go back to the car to get two blankets I had in the back, and I still could not get warm!
It was down to the upper 40's - officially cold!!!
I just have to post something because seeing Abby's picture at the top still makes me kinda sad. I just wish we had more time with her, for the money we spent trying to get her well. Sigh.
Duke is now the king of the household. He seems to be OK now. He had his space intruded upon this weekend when Tucker came to visit. Old dogs and puppies do not really get along well at all. Old dogs just tolerate! He enjoyed being up on the bed, where Tucker could not bother him, most of all.
Chris and I have Tuesday off of school, because of the election. Lots of our schools are polling places, so the district decided to make it an inservice day. I have enough hours to get time equivalency, so I get the day off too! Don't know what we will do. Probably be lazy! Maybe watch Harry Potter 5 again and finish reading HP 6, the Half Blood Prince.
And thanks to Sharon, I did not forget to change my clocks. I would have, had I not read her blog this morning! Thanks Sharon!!! I will enjoy daylight in the morning once again, but darker earlier at night I dislike. Ah well, days will start to lengthen soon enough!
Till next time - failure is not an option! (I was watching Apollo 13 tonight!)