Good news to report on behalf of my family in southern California — the fire nearest them is mostly under control, and they are no longer in danger. The fire that was closest to them is shown in this photo that my brother sent me — yikes. And this fire’s cause was arson. I can hardly fathom the mental imbalance of a person who would take delight in causing this much damage and hardship to so many people.
Speaking of things I can hardly fathom…I was home sick yesterday, and I spent the entire day in my pajamas, wrapped in a blanket, and alternating between watching television and doing crossword puzzles. I seriously watched nearly 12 hours of television yesterday (which is about 12 hours more than I normally watch on a given day). Daytime television primarily. Wow — talk about mindless drivel. The only good part of my television viewing? Reruns of “Perfect Strangers” and “Who’s the Boss” last night. Those shows take me back to my childhood. I could almost picture the black and white afghan that I used to lay under when I was home sick, and I could almost hear my dad ribbing me about my greasy, unwashed hair! Sigh…the good old days!
Seriously, it’s good to be back at work today. This is a big weekend for Messiah athletics. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams take on Elizabethtown tomorrow. These are big games to determine conference titles and homefield advantage in the play-offs. Go Falcons!