Many things to be grateful for.
We have our health, a snug home of our own, friends and family in good health, healthy dogs, are neither obscenely wealthy nor destitute.
I am grateful that we have so many similar interests. Reading, sitting on the deck listening to the grass grow, quiet evenings at home, occasionally going for a hike, able to take change and upset with equanimity.
2017 has been a good year. 2018 will be whatever kind of year it will be. I’m fortunate to go into the new year with so many blessings.
Courtesy of Nick’s House of Pancakes, Ann Arbor. I went with the hash browns, scrambled eggs, chicken and chorizo rolled into a tortilla which was topped with diced bell pepper, cheddar, and a most excellent tomatillo sauce. It made for two generous meals. While I can’t and don’t eat this way all the time, it was well worth the gustatory splurge.
Tonights’ dinner: a nice spinach frittata with slices of a home-baked baguette (thank you sweetie).
Faye brought Lucy home today. Things have gone well – she and Fitzi played and pranced, and postured with sticks. Senior Achilles joined in; we were inclined to limit his exuberance because of recent back troubles which he is recovering well from.
Feeding time went well. Right now, each dog is resting or sleeping on a bed. At one point Lucy settled on the couch. Rather than fiddle with exposures and settings I went with the ambient light.
I think she is at home. We are blessed and pleased to have her.
I never imagined living in Canada until 2005. Yet here I am, having lived here for ten years. This sums things up quite nicely.
Our small town’s annual fair had its opening parade the other night. A neat aspect of living in a small town is that you’re not restrained behind barricades dozens of feet away, you’re right there only a few feet from the action. You can make eye contact, person to person as it should be.
Back on Thursday.
I recently had the good fortune to attend a Tigers-Astros game. Although Jose Altuve – the best second baseman in the majors – went oh for four and the Astros lost 5-3, it was a decent, entertaining game and a very enjoyable evening.
A brilliant, rousing mid-winter dawn raised my spirits even further than the height they had already reached.