I should add that I do have thoughts of my own, but have found it is difficult to mentally draft a blog post and work at the same time. Does this mean I'm getting old?
One thing I neglected to mention in the first post was that I am a voracious reader (that's why I have so many books, I guess). The most recent thing I've finished is the most excellent novel "Texas" by James Michener. Very enjoyable. I'll write more about books in future entries; I always have at least one spiritual book and one "secular" book going.
This evening was the first County Fair Parade in five years; we had a hiatus due to nowhere to have the fair! Now we have a fabulous new venue out on the north end of the city (sort of; I can get there but I'm not so good with compass directions unless I'm looking at the Garmin). Velvet and Lightning McQueen walked with the pro-life group and I strolled along with the local GOP candidates and the GOP county executive committee. Nicer groups of people would be difficult to find. I saw several familiar faces in the crowd along the street (some of them looked a bit surprised to see me carrying one end of the GOP banner, IDK what's up with that), and did not step in any horse plop. Yay me!
Tomorrow I'm taking the kids to the fair to eat fair food (they have never had roasted corn; it's a wonder they haven't wasted away to nothing by now) - corn, funnel cakes, hand-cut french fries and lemonade. Also I want to see if any of my entries won a ribbon. I'm a bit on pins and needles.