The earth around here has just about as much water as she can hold. More than enough in many places where flash flooding has washed out roads and bridges. And we are expecting more. Today is quite warm and gives new definition to "muggy." Guess we'll stay indoors and be thankful we have air conditioning.
I had a regular doctor's appointment yesterday morning. The office called earlier this week to remind me and also to tell me to be sure to come at least 15 minutes early to meet with the nurse. So I dutifully arrived 20 minutes early. I signed in, started reading, and waited. (Reminder to self: sync your Kindle before you go if you aren't sure there is Internet connection available to you.) So I read and waited. Ten minutes AFTER my appointment time the nurse called me back. I have no idea how she got so far behind since my appointment was at 8:30.
My doctor was pleasant enough, as always. He asked if things were going all right and then asked about my allergies. I told him they were pretty bad this year, like almost everyone else. Then he started telling me how bad HIS allergies had been this spring. And he went on and on. Thankfully I have no real medical problems so I suppose it was fine if he needed an ear. But it was rather strange. When I got back home my husband asked me how my visit went. I told him my blood pressure was fine, my pulse oximetry reading was 100% but the doctor's allergies were terrible. We had a good laugh.
The Golden Girls do not like this weather at all. They do not like rain and they especially do not like muggy weather. So they are happy to do what they need to do and come right back inside.
Ellie sits in front of my chair. She seems to have deep thoughts.
Lucy sprawls beside my husband's chair.
She's never had a deep thought in her life.
Your point being???
There is so much trouble in our world. So many people are truly suffering and we need to think less about our minor complaints and more about being grateful.
Novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder provides this week's quote:
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
So think of the treasures you have and hold them dear.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!