It seems like half the state of Washington is on fire. East of the mountains, entire towns have been evacuated and up in the mountains there are fires burning away with no one even fighting them. It’s hard to even imagine what it must be like over there and even harder to imagine where all the people who have lost their homes are going to go until they can rebuild.
In the Puget Sound region where I live, the skies were smoky all weekend, the sun taking on a very reddish hue, and the smoke coming down so low I could see it hanging in my yard. I thought I might be able to get a good sunset photo of the sunset reflecting off the Snohomish river but the smoke was so thick on the horizon, I couldn’t see the sun at all. Not even a speck to let me know if the sunset will be in line with the river any time soon.
At my house, the backhoe is still hard at work out on what used to be the sidewalk and my cats are still shedding and puking up hairballs every where. But the chilly air in the morning has brightened my outlook on life. There are signs that fall is approaching. The chilly morning air, the way it cools down in the evening, the sun setting so much earlier and the squirrels suddenly wanting peanuts again after being satisfied with seed all summer. I hope this means they’re beginning to build their winter chub, which is so adorable.
Before I ramble on too much longer, I’d better get going on Cee’s Share Your World questions for this week!
Was school easy or difficult for you? How so? School work was easy for me until middle school when algebra was introduced. Socially, school was an anxiety-filled time for me. I always struggled with feeling like an outsider. I still often dream of the old Concrete grade school, where I went to school until 5th grade. I spent so many anxious, unsure-of-myself hours there.
What is your favorite animal? I love both dogs and cats, although I think maybe I love dogs a little more deeply. (Don’t tell Scooby!) As for wild animals, it will come as no surprise that squirrels have wormed their way into favorite status in my heart. 🙂
If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? I guess glasses, since that’s what I’ve been wearing for the past couple of years. I think my eyes are too dry for contacts and sometimes I get a bubble on my eye, which probably wouldn’t be good with contacts. Still, when my glasses are digging into my head behind my ear, I’m tempted to try contacts!
List: Name at least five television shows (past or present) you enjoyed? I’m such a history drama geek!Some of my favorite shows this past year have been Vikings, Turn and Downton Abby. Of course, I also love my zombies so The Walking Dead has been a favorite of mine for a long time. In the past, the X-Files was my favorite show and I’m really excited Mulder and Scully are coming back to Fox for a short return!
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I was so ridiculously grateful for the cool morning temperatures! This week I’m looking forward to time with my friend Bernadette. We’re having lunch this afternoon. I’m also looking forward to the rain showers we might get next weekend. I never thought I would say this, but I really miss rain!