1. We attended a neighborhood meeting one evening this week. One of the topics discussed was the progress on securing portions of the hillsides which flooded last winter in the two rainstorms we had and produced horrific mudslides and damaged more than a dozen homes in our area. I'm thankful that the city and the neighborhood are working together to protect our property and our lives particularly in anticipation of a record rainfall this winter. [We need the rain. I just hope it falls in small but steady amounts rather than in torrents.]
2. My decision to cut a day of teaching from my schedule this year was a good one. I have had time this week to just sit and relax, do some reading, actually finish my Bible study lesson.
3. My grandson makes me laugh. His little five year old mind spins waaay faster than his age and size might suggest. He was talking to me on the phone and I just sat and laughed.
4. Finished projects make me happy. I had been procrastinating on doing finishing work on
5. Among those projects in #4 were some hats which I needed to mail. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I just did it. I stuffed those hats into padded envelopes and braved the post office crush. But now they're truly DONE and gone to bless the heads of two people who will likely have a lot less hair in a few weeks than they do right now.
Of course, you can't leave this page without a photo, can you? Here are a couple of pictures I took in other years about this time. This is October in Southern California. Ripe yellow lemons, crispy brown sycamore leaves, bright pink bougainvillea, and the ubiquitous palm trees.