The rain slowed today but hasn't completely stopped. Another canal broke through its levees in Chowchilla, our neighboring town to the south. Lady Jan in Madera (just south of Chowchilla) says she and her family are fine so far and I hope that continues. We're supposed to have a couple of dry days before the rain begins again.
I talked to Ray a couple of hours ago and he sounded better. He might be home tomorrow or the next day. I misjudged my own energy level today and spent the morning working on the house. By afternoon all I could do was crash for a while. Better now - I need to learn my limitations evidently.
I was just reading Meow's post on laughter. I should take it to heart and dwell more on the good things in life instead of the things I can't control like illness and floods.
On that note, I wish I could have taken a picture but something is happening with my camera. If you have never seen Monk, this won't have as much meaning to you as to me. My entryway bookcase holds part of my bell collection, usually arranged in random order. I looked at it today and some child had lined them all neatly at the back in order from tallest to shortest. A parade of bells. I'll have to ask tomorrow but I'm sure it was Rebecca. It's her style and I'm sure she inherited it from me. You should see the way I stack a dish drainer.
Rochelle will be going on a field trip Friday to the Heifer International farm near Modesto. They have all the animals one would expect to see on a farm as well as a water buffalo and at least one llama. My animal lover will be in seventh heaven. I hope the trip isn't flooded out but the area to the north seems to be okay so far. My older son works in Modesto and the commute has been okay.
Elcie survived her second day of the standardized tests. She celebrated by watching Narnia one more time. I celebrated by watching my Giants beat the Padres. They lost last night. Since she has no homework during test time, she has some goof off time and she's my child who loves the same movies over and over.
It's close to midnight and I should be sensible. Talk to you all later.