I never realized how much I enjoy just petting my dog, until I couldn't. The past couple of weeks with Dakota, the slightest touch anywhere to her body would make her scratch. I could barely touch her and it was terrible.
The steroid shot is a miracle. She didn't scratch at all yesterday, and I spent half the day just petting her. It's such a small thing, but I'm so grateful that she's feeling better so I can give her a little love again.
For the most part, Earl missed us. We got some good rain overnight, and there's a little band of rain going through now, but no high winds (which were what I was most worried about). I'm thrilled for the rain though (more, please) and the cooler weather that is supposed to follow it (95+ degrees in September is crazy for here). Don't know what the cooler weather means for the Labor Day weekend though -- DH isn't certain he wants to go boating (the last trip of the year, normally). We'll see!
I'll be honest, though, it doesn't feel all that much cooler this morning.
Any plans for Labor Day in your neck of the woods?
And, I must leave you with this ode to Earl and Earworms everywhere:
You Are a Down to Earth Dreamer
Just because you're practical, it doesn't mean you don't dream.
You just like to put your dreams into action more than most people.
At first you dream big, but then you stop and think... Can your dream actually be achieved?
You're willing to rethink and refine your dream until it is possible. And then you go act on it!