I could use those – A friend of ours works for a printer. He was telling us about a batch of “door knob hangers” he made for a local town. They were notices letting residents know they were out of compliance. They had different blocks to check like “grass too tall” and “no parking cars on lawn.” We all decided that we needed those with different things to check off. “You are annoying.” “Back off and no one gets hurt.” Those sorts of things. I bet with a drink or two (or maybe none) I could come up with a lot of check-offs. #takethatneighbor
How did I miss that? – This week the mother of a friend from many years ago died. As I read the obituary, I looked at the survivors for my friend and didn’t find her. She was listed under the “predeceased by” section. That sent me on a mission to find out what happened. She died three years ago in hospice. That means she was ill for a while. I don’t know how it missed it. #don’tmissobitsincaseyouarethere
Dang I did it again – I keep notes all week for my Random 5. I have learned to make them “robust” because a single word won’t do it. (There must be a collection of dead brain cells in there!) I know this yet I did it again. #whenwillIeverlearn?
Vicktory – I’m a big fan of Best Friends, an animal rescue that has done major work collaborating with rescues across the country to encourage “no kill” shelters. This week they sent a link to an article the Washington Post published on the Vicktory dogs. Those were the fighting dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s kennel. Best Friends and a few other rescues stepped up to save and rehabilitate them for adoption. The article lists each dog rescued with the ultimate outcome. The bust was 12 years ago. That’s getting old for a dog so many are gone. They had a second chance for a great life whether they were adopted or stayed at Best Friends. It’s a very uplifting story. The link is here but the Post, like many other newspapers only allows a limited number of “free” looks. If you can’t see it, maybe you have already been reading free articles there. I’m not sure how else to access. I was all blubbery reading it (I have a soft spot for animals) but it’s not sad nor does it describe any atrocities. Just the good stuff. With happy dog pictures. #amazinghappydogs
Season changes – Locally it’s been unusually warm. The only sign of fall is the lower nighttime temperatures. That hasn’t stopped my maple tree from showing just a slight glimpse of color. Not much. Just enough to show you it’s coming. #fallisontheway
So how was your week?