If all goes well and if I get my pet sitter, I will travel over the mountains to see my boy in Charlotte on Friday. I am looking forward to that with both eyes.
Unfortunately I will be traveling in rain coming back--both there and here. I detest interstate travel in the rain. I had a frightening experience once and I hope never to repeat that. However one can't sit at home for fear something may happen.
My office chair keeps sinking while any of us but Katie, sit in it. Nothing will make it stop. The darn thing cost some $$$ so I hate to throw it away. I am a short squirt so when it sinks down to its lowest level, my nose almost seems level with the desk. :-)
I hope to visit all of my fave shopping places. My son is good about that as he is the one to squire me about. I haven't been there since well before the illness in early December so there is some shopping to catch up with.
Today I ate the one strawberry that was ready to eat on my one and only container plant this year. It is on the deck. I am not growing tomatoes and peppers etc this year as the raccoons and opossums were climbing up and destroying them and throwing my deck table and chairs around and worst of all, terrorized Miss Katie. And when she is afraid in the middle of the night, believe me, I have to get up due to all of the screaming she's doing.
What am I grateful for I wonder? Well, the obvious...that my son is back to his life (they had a party for him at work today). I am grateful for my decent and comfortable home that I paid for myself. I am grateful to always have had plenty of food, warmth when needed and coolness in the summer. I am grateful to have saved for and paid cash for my vehicle so as to not have debt. I am grateful that I saved enough in funds to be able to leave work when some would still be there. I'm grateful that it was easy for me to live on less during working years and save toward kids schooling and leaving work. I'm used to doing without and saving half of my paycheck was the order of the day. That is why I live modestly to this day. It's all paid for and has been long before I left work. That is what I am grateful for. Just thought I would express gratitude for all of the blessings and mercy I have been given. God is so good.
I so need to get away for a bit so here's hoping me and Miyuki (my car) make it there and back alright.
Here is my strawberry plant.