1. Thank you very much! We needed that. I want to express my appreciation to all of you who sent your surplus precipitation to Southern California this week. We have not had any rain for six months, and the amount you sent was perfect. Not too hard, not too little. It was just right. If you can spare any more, please share it with us!
2. Spending quality time with our family is again on the fave list for the week. We drove to San Diego for a quick visit, just two days of talking, laughing and sharing with the military branches of our family. Playing with our grandkitties is almost as much fun as playing with Our New Boy. This is Rufus, one of MamaMia's cats. He's a bundle of energy and is often quite mischievous, just like his mama was. I took several photos of him, and this is the only one in which he was sitting still, not racing about, just resting for another go around.
4. I've been knitting bunnies again. Hawthorne accompanied us to San Diego, liked the area, and decided to stay there.
3. Mediterranean climate and eighteen inches of topsoil. We are blessed to live in an area where crops can be grown year around. Most farms in our county produce not one, not two, but three crop rotations a year. My blueberry ranch friends have some ripe berries, and they are anticipating the beginning of a bountiful harvest to start in a few more weeks. Ellen and I joined Blueberry Lady on our walk one day this week, hiking up the slopes and along the rows of berries. It was a fun change in our routine, and sampling all the different varieties of blueberries was a taste sensation treat.
5. I asked The Professor to help me think of a fifth fave. It is not that I don't have several options to write about, it's that I can't choose just five! He suggested coffee, the lattes that he makes me every morning. But I don't have a recent photo of my morning coffee for the obvious reason that I savor it as I slowly wake up, and I'm never quite up to photographing that wonderful first cup while I am still half asleep. So he mentioned that we had gone to the library this afternoon. Yes, I love my library! I checked out five books, put one volume on hold, and purchased, for a total of $1.50, two more Newbery Award winners from Friends of the Library. I now own used copies of Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1992) and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (2002).
Wasn't Willow's Week wonderful? If you wish to find out how wonderful Others' Weeks have been, go to Susanne's blog and click on Mr. Linky. Have a great weekend!