Thank goodness for Nature. That rainstorm was just what I needed – cleaned the air, got the ground wet enough for a shovel, and made me feel better about having scraped out the rain gutters last month – yecccchhhh!
I like rain, but too many days indoors starts to get on my nerves.
We took our dogs for a walk in the park yesterday, which is almost as good a workout as riding a bike. They bark all the way over there, which is enough to blow your head off. It’s always kind of sketchy getting them out of the car – people drive so fast in parking lots. And then, no matter how much leash you give Max, he’ll pull your arm off. Biscuit follows him right along, she’s a powerful little dog on her stubby legs, all muscle. We walk around the disc golf course, on whatever trail suits our fancy. In hot weather we look for a good swimming hole, in cold weather, we take the more strenuous upper trail. As we cross that bridge along Manzanita I always throw a middle finger over the road at Sorensen’s house – Fuck You Mark!
Speaking of Marks, my friend Mark stripped his tomato bushes in view of this rain storm and gave me a couple of bags. They were green as gourds five days ago, but now I’ve been pilfering out red ones for my salads. Thanks Mark!
Good Mark, Bad Mark!
Speaking of Good Marks, my older kid got an A on his Econ test last week – Thank You Jeeeee-sus! I worry so much about my kids at school, and I will confess – I’m jealous of their teachers! Especially Dave Waddell, my younger kid’s English teacher. He’s used my kid’s competitive nature as a tool, I never got that. He is challenging my kid, I just told him, “look let’s get this over with so we can make cookies for science…”
One day soon I will visit my older son’s ceramic class, that will be good for some pictures.
Today I will head over to O-ville to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. I’m almost done though. We Maisy-Jane’d the relatives, got those packages in the mail Saturday. Thank you Maisy Jane! We’re spending a lot less money this year, buying stuff that’s practical. I like Christmas, I want to enjoy it, this year we’re keeping it simple. I’ll bring back some pictures from O’ville.