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This is a fairly good thing - it certainly means that the rain here is snow in the higher mountains, which will help when fire season rolls around.

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I find myself very pleased that our weather is more-or-less normal for the time of year.  It usually rains till the Rose Festival is over, and that's in June.  I have noticed that very few places in this country can say the weather has been normal for the time of year.

My grandson had surgery to correct a fairly minor, fairly common, problem last Tuesday. You'd never know anything had happened today.  

Saturday, my daughter told me that he's been going up and down the stairs before she even knows he's moved, and she doesn't propose to worry about it since the swelling is pretty much entirely gone and he's his normal sunny, bossy self.

Her birthday is next Saturday.  She'll be 36.  A friend of hers was going to fly up from Los Angeles for the weekend, but the money to do it had to be used for other things (been there, done that - haven't we all?).  I'm taking her and the grandkids out for breakfast that morning, but what I got as a present for her arrived on Friday, so I gave it to her Saturday.  She's a big fan of Firefly, and there's a board game....

When I left, she was still reading the back of the box.

The other thing that arrived on Friday was my new pedometer.  All it does is count steps. It has no other functions.  I LOVE IT!!!

I've been reading a lot lately.  

I have worked my way through the first seven Albert Campion books by Margery Allingham and have enjoyed them thoroughly.  I have the next seven checked out of the library, and am seriously considering buying the collections of short stories since the library doesn't have those.

And I have four more chapters to finish in the book I'm reading my granddaughter after she cleans the cat box.  Talking to Dragons has 22 chapters, and I've been reading them two at a time.  She will soon have to decide if she wants to listen to the other three books in the Enchanted Forest series.

I am also reading Charlaine Harris's "Aurora Teagarden" mysteries.  Those have been fun, but I do think even the politest of Georgia ladies would occasionally think that something (in this case, figuring out who done it) was both important and urgent enough to yell "Shut up and listen to me" at one of the investigating cops who was dead on finishing his own speech instead of going out alone to break into the villain's house.  Several other characters spent a fair amount of the rest of the book yelling at her for doing something that dumb, so I decided to read another one.  On the whole, I'm enjoying them - I like them a lot better than the Sookie Stackhouse series (though those aren't actually bad). These have been library books as well, though I've gone back and forth between electronic and hard copy according to what's available.

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