We've had a long dry spell, but it poured steadily all night, and rain is supposed to continue for 3 days. So, end of fire season in my area (we just passed the anniversary of the Oakland hills firestorm, so that's a relief), and the mountains are expecting a bundle of snow. Yay!
Demonstrating once again my personal talents, I left the sunroof slightly open on my car. Whoopsie. (A person gets spoiled when it does not rain for 6 months or so.)
Friday was a wonderful party for a fabulous colleague and mentor, who is retiring. Don't know how this is possible, but I've known her 23 years. When things got knotty and we were on big fat deadlines, she would wear red cowboy boots to work and announce, "I'm in a shit-kicking mood today." Brilliant and kind. I wish I could be her when I grow up, but will settle for all that she taught and shared with me. It was also really terrific to see a lot of friends and colleagues from over the years, catch up and trade stories and laugh.
Kitchen Anti-Whine: My beloved fixed the oven! It was just the mumble-mumble part. And he got to it promptly, all things considered: a few months of using a toaster oven was all well and good, but a turkey was not going to fit there, or in the crock-pot, either.
Sports report: I hear the Giants are hoping to win the playoff thingy tonight, but my prediction is a rainout. The A's (favorites amongst those with sports interests in my family) lost their playoff, so at least we can be sure there won't be another Bay Bridge World Series and Earthquake, like '89.
Pet news: Senior cat Persephone has decided that the change in the weather means she MUST sleep on top of me. Which is kind of sweet, except then the hot flashes demand that she NOT. She is coping with the disappointment by choosing the spot directly in front of my computer monitor for her daytime "just want to be close to you" spot. Junior cat Spot has been over-grooming again, so his hindquarters are somewhat bereft of fur; but he is still able to scare Junior dog Cora with the hiss and puffing out what fur he has left.
What's the news at your place?