One of my favorite holidays is tomorrow and I can only pray that the idiots down the street who have already been lighting fireworks, even with the ban in place, don’t cause a bigger problem. It’s so dry here that one little spark could set everything ablaze.

I spent the afternoon with Mom and it’s hard to see her so frail. Today was pretty good but just walking around her own house wipes her energy level to zero and it’s hard to watch. She and Dad are both in good spirits though and the doctor seems pleased with her progress, so all in all her battle with cancer is going well. Every day she gets a little stronger and that is what we all have to remain focused on. Even when it’s hard to remember.