I slept with the windows opened last night. The operative word being slept. Puppy dog bounded into the room with energy she hasn’t had in days in wake of this gorgeous weather.

While I made coffee and Puppy dog enjoyed a quiet stretch outside in the morning sun, I listened to the news ramble on about the devastation in China, drought in California, floods in the Midwest, blistering temperatures down south and continued efforts to help those in Burma.

I’m not an “Erieite” nor will I ever consider myself to be one. But I can stand back, look at these brilliant blue skies, feel a cool breeze and at least be thankful to be here.

For now.