Today turned out to be a pretty good day. I woke up and found that it was still wet outside from an earlier rain. Linda was still sleeping, and I didn't want to bother her, so I got up and walked out of our bedroom, and saw a bit of a mess. First a little back ground on what happened. Jason had purchased a "Dogie-Door" for the dogs, and I only just recently installed it (about a week ago). Both dogs are very comfortable with it now and go in and out of his bedroom and the backyard very frequently. Well, as you might expect with a fresh rain, there is also some fresh mud, and Kojak found it. Gracie is the type that won't go out in to the rain, unless she absolutely has to, and then come right back when she is done. Kojak, on the other hand, seems to enjoy it very much and when he came back in he left trails all over the place, of where he had been, in the house. So, as a result, one of the first things I did was to start cleaning up the floor. It really didn't take too long, probably no more than 1/2 an hour, and it was quite work.
Jason was awake and I think he was enjoying the rain, as we haven't really had much in the past several months, so this was kind of nice. Along with cleaning up after the dogs I also took down the umbrella, from the patio, and put it in the garage, and then took down the flags, as Jason didn't want to leave them out, in case it began to rain again (which it did a bit later). After getting all that done I ran down to the store to pick up some eggs, so that I could fix the pancake and eggs breakfast I had promised the girls.
The rest of the day was just sitting around having a nice relaxed time, enjoying the weather and each other's company. The girls all got up a little later than usual (they had stayed up late last night) and Linda was needing some extra sleep, as she is dealing with a little bug or something. She was feeling better by this evening, so I think the extra sleep and just kicking back was good for her, too.
The real surprise today, though, was that Jason decided to fix dinner, and then right after, he stayed out and had dinner with us, at the table. Jason sat at the head of the table with Stacy and Jackie on each side. You could tell the girls were very excited and happy to have Daddy sitting with them. AND, he said grace before we ate. We haven't had Jason say grace in a long time. And for those who are wondering - Dinner was Jason's soup. It was excellent, as usual and this time he made enough that we have some left over. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.