1. The rain continued off and on all day, as promised. We had a short lull around noon, and another around 3:30, but it’s supposed to continue for the foreseeable future. Additionally, it’s pretty blustery.
2. I woke up to the news that Representative Elijah Cummings had died this morning. This is another case when I’m trying to find a reason to be happy – I am happy that I lived during the time that he did, and that he was such a force for civil rights, and, by all reports, a kind and caring man. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
4. I had a good workout with my personal trainer today. She had me doing circuits that focused on balance, agility, and strength with some cardio thrown in for good measure. I was pleasantly tired when I finished – so I rewarded myself with a grande mocha and a blueberry scone.
5. There was an area-wide earthquake drill today (one of the “perks” of living in the Pacific Northwest). We received an instruction sheet (drop, cover (crawl under a table), and hold on), and a green laminated sign that says in 6-inch high letters ” O K ” to put in our window if we don’t need immediate help. We got an earthquake kit a couple of years ago – a backpack with a Mylar tent/blanket, enough food for 4 days for two people (we’re supposed to have food for 2 weeks, but there’s enough in the pantry), and other handy items. We have four 9-gallon jugs of water in the garage that we dump and refill yearly, and two solar-powered flashlights that will also charge our phones. I think we’re as ready as we can be.
How about you? What made you happy today?