In yesterday’s blog, I told you that the weatherman said the next few days are supposed to be very stormy, which was fine with me because I would have time to get some writing done in my new Big Lake book. He lied, and I lied.
Though we had some rain before dawn, it had stopped by the time Alli woke me up at 8:30 for her morning constitutional, and the sky was cloudy. It stayed that way for most of the day, and the temperature was down to about 77o degrees, so as it turned out, I didn’t do any writing at all, save for this blog. Not one word.
Instead, I answered some morning emails, did some research, took Alli for a walk around the perimeter road, and spent some time throwing balls for her with the Chuck It! ball launcher. A year-old German shepherd is vibrating with energy, and if you don’t keep them occupied and somewhat tired they get bored, which can lead to destructive behavior. While I spend a lot of time throwing balls out into the pasture for her, when I want to really wear her out and be lazy at the same time, I sit on the deck and throw them down the hill toward the barn road. That way she has to run down the hill to catch the ball, then run back uphill and jump up onto the deck so I can repeat the process. This may sound kind of mean, but it does the trick. And Alli lets me know when she’s tired of the game because either she will lay down in the shade under the deck or just take the ball and go to the back door as if saying, “Okay, enough of this nonsense. Let’s get inside under the air conditioning.”
I thought I might get myself a little bit of a rest after playing outside with her, so I parked myself in my recliner, hoping to get a nap, I mean so I could do some mental plotting of the next chapter of my book. But the critters decided that wasn’t going to happen. BeeBee, the kitten, climbed up on my chest, and then Alli jumped up on my lap. So much for that idea.
But later on, all that activity caught up with her and she took a nap in front of the fan while Terry and I watched news coverage of Trump’s indictment in Florida. I’m sure you’ve heard people refer to something as being a dog’s life. Well, this is what it looks like.
Later in the afternoon, Terry went out and harvested some squash, zucchini, and kale from the garden. It’s amazing how much stuff is coming up in such a short time. Terry and Travis both tell me that next year will be even better because the soil has had time to be enriched from this year’s gardening.
Assuming the weatherman is telling the truth for a change, we should see some pretty strong storms this afternoon, with wind, hail, and even the possibility of some scattered tornadic activity. He says that within the next seven days we should get anywhere between four and six inches of rain. No problem, we need it!
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – The most important thing in life is not knowing everything, it’s having the phone number of somebody who does!