It's just a little after 6pm Saturday and the big thermometer outside my kitchen window says 92*. It's either all or nothing when it comes to the weather in western Washington. Even my sidebar Weather Pixie says 88*. Poor little Gabi hasn't done any shedding of her winter coat yet so she is really dragging. She's all laid out on the wood entry way ~ her favorite place to stay cool.
The very warm weather has started a season of danger on Washington rivers. The heavy snow pack is beginning to melt very fast and there's a warning on most of the rivers, especially here on the west side of the Cascades, that flooding could occur. Also the water is moving very fast and the news casters continue to point out that those fast moving rivers are not the place to cool off. I know one lady was swept away Thursday I think it was....fortunately she was seen from the river bank and rescue workers were in place down stream to pluck her out. They said that the waters are so cold that hypothermia could happen in just seconds after entering the water.
I mentioned in my entry last night that I recently discovered that my journal was 3 years old. Robin made a comment that she wondered when she started reading my journal and how did she find me. Well, I did a little research. First of all I started my journal because my daughter Julie (Jools) had a journal. She has since stopped journaling but she's the reason I started. She was telling me about all these great people from all over the world she was meeting and getting to know thru their journals. So Robin that's probably how you found me...just like many of the other's that first commented in my journal. So like I said, I did a little research...many of the people that commented back in May of 2005 are apparently no longer journaling. But here's some of my first readers that still do journal; Sandra over in England you were the first. Also Linda, Krissy, Jae, Monica (I don't think you even realized it was me at first), Angelrose, Jeannette, Jan and the other Jeannette (private journal) all in England....Betty, Susan, Val, Donna and of course Robin. Between May and September of 2005 you all stopped by to say hi. (If I've overlooked anyone please forgive me~it's so hot in this house.) Again thank you all for sticking with me. It's meant so much to have you a part of my life and for allowing me to share yours. We've been thru a lot together in the last 3 years. Happy Journaling !!! Linda