It's really not a very nice day out there, but I'm glad to see the rain anyway. We haven't had lightning here, and I hope there is none near the forests. I haven't walked very far with Rocky today - just too cold, wet and windy!
I talked to Jeannie last night after they arrived in Sacramento, and I'm so glad they had such a good time in Jamaica. She said the employees at the resort were so sweet and attentive - going the extra mile for them. They just loved Jeannie's girls and gave the family extra good service. I'm relieved they are back, and that Joe made it to the Grand Canyon and back to celebrate his 41st birthday on this coming Sunday. Maybe I can relax for a while - it seems like I've been waiting for the end of the world lately. I hope it's not the end of my world because I don't know who would put up with Rocky until he "grows up" to be a good dog! He is absolutely the sweetest little thing, while at the same time the most destructive and irritating little thing.
So while my kids have been traveling all around, I still haven't gone anywhere lately. I was looking forward to the trip to Napa Valley for mine and Jeannie's birthday, but the fires and smoke nearby made us decide to skip it for the time being. I still hope we can get there later on this winter. When I try to think of someplace I would like to go for a mini vacation, I come up with a blank. There are places I'd like to go and people I would love to visit, but I don't think I could do that anymore.
Thanksgiving sure flew by this year. I don't think anyone planned much for it as Jeannie and Joe were both gone during days preceding it. I don't worry about holidays much any more but I usually enjoy being with family. We are all getting together on Sunday to celebrate Joe's and Quinn's birthdays.
I hope the Thanksgiving holiday was a special one for all of us who celebrate it. And I hope everyone has something to be thankful for.
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