1) Good memories of my father, who proudly served in the Navy during WWII. I can still see him so clearly, dressed up and wearing his American Legion Commander's cap as he raised the flag in his own yard before heading to the cemetery to participate in the community Memorial Day Ceremony every year until he died at the age of 84. My father was a true patriot; there will be red, white, and blue decorations on his grave to honor his memory this coming Monday.
2) A three day weekend, and one of the rare times that Papa Bear actually gets to enjoy a three-day weekend with me! We have no great plans for work or play other than a bit of yardwork and housework, and some target shooting out back with my new Beretta PX Storm 9 mm handgun - now that we've finally been able to find some ammo to buy for practice! :-)3) My best friend's husband is finally home for a few days after six long weeks of OTR truck driving. Six weeks is a long time to wait, a very long time to be alone for both of them. I can't even begin to fathom what it would be like to spend that much time apart, so I am so extra-happy for them when he finally has a few days off to spend at home with her and their beloved furkids.
4) The adorable little calf that was born over at our neighbor's this week. It is impossible not to witness new life and not smile. The neighbors have a dog that stays in the pen to help guard the bull and mama cow from coyotes, and is devoted to them. We've watched him and the cow playing together on several occasions... chasing each other round and round their little barn. In fact he is nearly always by her side. He shows equal pride and care of the new baby, staying close to it as it spent it's first day learning to walk on wobbly legs.
5) The 60 mph winds that hit us Thursday night - just as I had finished writing my post on wind no less - did no real damage and passed through quickly. It is the first time we've actually heard the wind whistle through the house out here and it was eerie, making the cats nervous too. If we would have had a shingle roof instead of a metal roof, we would have been hunting for our shingles all over East Texas! That's why we had metal roof put on when it was replaced after a bad hail storm a couple years ago. They are becoming more common place in these parts, much more durable.
6) I've had a lot of old and new friends dropping by my blog this week, and I reinstated my Two Shoes Tuesday writing prompt with a very good initial response. I hope you'll join us there this coming week! Fellow bloggers are the reason that I love blogging... we inspire and encourage each other, and sometimes we commiserate together. You all rock my world! :-)
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