Saturday, November 19, 2016

At Last, Rain!

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain for the first time in weeks, and it was good to have, although it didn't last long. We have a mountain fire burning wild in nearby Walland, and I imagined the firefighters and homeowners cheering when the rain started pouring down. The Daily Times reported this morning that the fire covers 500 acres, and WBIR said it is only 25% contained, so they have a lot more work to do.

We had a gathering yesterday to celebrate Laura and Leslie's birthday over at La and Stew's place, and we're having another one today to celebrate Sarah's. She's having three guests sleep over tonight, and we expect Joey and Abby sometime today. I plan to cook Santa Fe soup today, and we're going to cook cupcakes and hamburgers and hot dogs for Sarah's birthday party this afternoon. We're going to let the kids decorate the cupcakes.