here in my little corner of the world. The biggest excitement here was my grocery order delivery. And that was pretty dull as I just ordered necessaries and no fun stuff. I don't know what I was thinking. I usually order one treat like Little Debbie Nutty Bars or maybe a small bag of butterscotch candies. Guess I can suffer through with the cookies I made a couple of days ago. :)
Our cool weather went away and has been replaced with heat. It is nearly 6 pm and the temp is 91 degrees. The humidity is up there as well and we have an air quality alert from smoke blowing in from wildfires. But it looks like a cool down is coming by Sunday.
I'm pretty much having to confine myself to reading just the headlines. My blood pressure can't handle the details. For a time it seemed like common sense and goodwill had returned, what with the efforts of citizens helping citizens. It did my heart good to see all those folks showing up with their boats to rescue those stranded in the flood waters. Race, diversity and white privilege be damned. People just helped people. But now that the storms have passed, it seems we are right back where we were before.
I saw where a bunch of bottom feeders were busy helping themselves to high dollar shoes in the wake of the Florida hurricane. I was glad to see that a couple dozen of them had been arrested. Oddly enough, no work boots were stolen.
Black Lives Matter found it necessary to cover the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia in a black shroud.
Berkeley is ramping up to deal with the violence when a (gasp) conservative speaker shows up. In typical response, the administration is offering counseling to those who can't handle opposing opinions.
And just this afternoon there are reports that the lunatic in North Korea has launched another missile.
I know I need to keep track of what is going on around us. But for this evening, I believe a glass of lemonade, a cookie or two and a good mystery book are in order. Perhaps my sanity can be saved after all.