Watching the developments in Paris and Europe, everyone seems on it
, and I am glad to see our FBI is sending a team over to receive information to quickly funnel back here for assessment.
That something like this could be planned and executed without anyone's awareness is beyond frightening. Build a better mousetrap, and the mice get smarter.
Doug the political scientist always said we simply don't have the stomach to do what is necessary to end this kind of thing...and he was right.
Grands are gone, house is vacuumed and tidied.....lots
of leaf bits everywhere
, dragged into and all over
the house, on and in their clothing.
They did have a great time, and were back out in them for awhile before breakfast this morning. Leaves....who knew they would still be such great entertainment for kids who have grown up immersed in electronics.
This is 12 year old Caleb's feet, in Grandpa's desert boots....which he used almost exclusively at Gunsite. I told Caleb, tho, that Grandpa would purse his lips at how dirty they are, as he was a man who kept his shoes clean
....saddle soap and a shoe brush, if necessary....but clean
Caleb said "I've been meaning to get to that."
My sweet little dog walker has taken Lily for long walks yesterday and today, including some off leash time in the open field at the end of the bike path that runs close to me. Lily is such a good girl.....listens to and minds her well. Comes right back when called, listens to "no".....such a sweet baby she is.
Lily has insisted on sleeping at the foot of my bed at home since Doug died, you know, perhaps protecting me, as I think Bud suggested....but an antique double bed is really not big enough for me and a 55 lb dog, who sleeps....like a dog.
Spread out however she is most comfortable, no mind to whether I can move my legs or not. And, periodically tests her limits to see if she really must
sleep on the sheet across the foot of the bed.
I woke the other morning to her stretched out along my back, snoring peacefully. If I let her stay there, eventually she would be up in my face and on my pillow. I think not.