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It is common knowledge that MY CALIFORNIA is in the midst of a pretty nasty drought. What's a DROUGHT? It means we are running LOW on water and there has been little to none rainfall this year to put more water in the reservoirs. We don't know when it is going to end - the rainfall we got 2 weeks ago was not enough to change the pattern. We are expecting more rain THIS week, however - another Pineapple Express or River of Rain or something like that. No matter what the name it all means one thing - RAIN.
If it actually gets here, that is. Because weather around these parts is fickle. It looks like a nice sunny day is coming and the FOG rolls in. It looks like record rain is on the horizon and the SouthBay gets NONE. So we are trained to BELIEVE WHEN WE SEE. More on the weather IF the rains arrive.
This DROUGHT does have me obsessing about water, I do admit. I find myself running to my water bowl CONSTANTLY to make sure there is water in it. And then I HAVE to take a drink of that wonderful water when I see it there because what if sometime it isn't there? We sometimes take something like water for granted, don't we? As citizens of the US, we are conditioned to the water being there when we turn on the tap. Not only that - but the water is CLEAN and HEALTHY! What a pleasure it is to have that assurance! I sometimes have to remind myself of this fact so I don't go about wasting that precious resource.
I am even obsessing about water in my DREAMS!!! I have has so many dreams where I turn into a CAMEL so I can store precious water and never be thirsty again.
Which brings me to my HAPPY THING #17!
MY WATER BOWL: I love to drink from my water bowl. Seeing it filled with cool clean water makes me very happy indeed