I would have written a blog on Friday, but the power was off due to a big wind storm. I did the only sensible thing and hied myself to the casino, where there was light, warmth, and action. The whole experience got me to thinking about how many things I take for granted–hot coffee and hot baths, for example. And my computer, which, since I’m not a telephone kind of person anyway, has become my means of staying in touch with the outside world.
I came home when it got dark, still not knowing if the power would be back on, but not wanting the dogs and kitties to be alone and scared. How my heart lifted when I saw the Christmas lights glowing colorfully in the dusk!
I forget to give thanks for things like electricity–until they’re gone. I want to do better in the gratitude department from now on.
Today, I’m meeting a favorite sister-in-law and her beautiful grandchildren for lunch. Sadie’s ear infection is under control, and she’s feeling her old frisky self. I got the packages mailed and some of the cards. It’s clear and sunny today, and the needles of the pine trees in my draw glisten with light.
So very much to be grateful for.