Hi; I am just going to make this a short entry. I am beat tonight. I may write more tomorrow! I do want to thank you who commented in my comments and those of you who Emailed me, and even those of you who thought of me even briefly today because...I need you all in my life!
Things are quiet for today. It rainded last night but today has been beautiful and sunny. The forecast is bleak for the next few days, all over the state of Iowa. Please keep all of Iowa in your prayers. The tragic tornado with the Boy Scouts happened in one of my husband's overnight sales territories; he goes there every other week. The surviving boys were so brave. This was just a devastating tragedy!!
I got out of the house & went shopping today! I told my husband, "You know, the saying, 'When the going gets tough; the tough ones go shopping." Well, he knows that too well. I bought a couple Father's Day gifts for him, some fancy, dancy cosmetics to make all my wrinkles go away (LOL, I am kidding). Well, at least I will feel better, wrinkled or not. I also got more towels for us. We still can't wash clothes or dishes or drink our water. Then I could not help myself I found two really cute short jackets that I had to have. One is bright line green, with white flowers in and will go with lots of my summer clothes & the other one is beige, I have a lot of beige things, (I usually wear pink things or pink prints with them. I have a pink thing!) It started because of my concern for all women regarding breast cancer, but now I just plain love pink!
They say we MIGHT have water that we can wash clothes in and dishes and even drink by Sat. or Sun. I will believe that when I see it.
They sent water to be tested somewhere and are waiting to hear back. However if it rains more, our water treatment plant will have problems, and we will get it shut off again.
Tonight, besides being very tired, I am doing pretty good. It was a pretty good day although this AM I didn't think it was going to be.
A good reminder that we should all just keep "trucking" because even a lousy day can turn into a very good day. Life is like that, full of ups and downs. Valleys, hills, & mountains. But the streams at the bottom of the mountains refresh us and give us the strength to go on and make ourselves and our familes, happy.
I wish you all a wonderful mountain stream tonight and that you will be refreshed and ready to go at the world again tomorrow and remember you never know what surprises might be just around the corner waiting for you. I hope yours are good surprises!