17. What are you grateful for?
I'm grateful every day for my health, my job, the health of my family.
18. The best part of today was __________.
A lovely long nap.
19. My current favorite website is __________.
20. What is the hardest thing you're dealing with?
The long-term inability of my daughter and her family to get out on their own. It's temporary, but it's been awhile.
In my life...
Mommy returned yesterday from her trip, exhausted. The kids were happy to see her, and so was I. I no longer have the energy to chase after toddlers and keep young kids entertained. Still, Papi did 90% of the work.
Bear decided to move into her boyfriend's place until the assorted relatives have moved out. She and Mommy have a rocky relationship, and too much time in each others' company can rub them both the wrong way. I'm frustrated that she's been crowded out of her own home.
In the world...
An oil spill on the Yellow River in eastern Montana
A mansion in Annapolis burned to the foundations.
Bomb threat against Delta airlines in JFK airport.
The Green Bay Packers blew a 9 point lead in the second half of the playoff game against Seattle.
The Islamic State has captured two Japanese hostages and is demanding $200 million in ransom, or they'll be executed. Japan's Prime Minister has vowed to save them.
An overpass on I-75 in Cincinnati collapsed.
A group of protesters, in Kenya, including school children as young as six, were teargassed when they protested against the appropriation of a local playground to make room for a parking lot.
The current Rhode Island Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist, is reported as being a finalist for the job of Superintendent of the Tulsa school district.