Made no difference that we had gone to bed relatively late last night. Chooey woke me bright and early at 6 a.m. He is ready to go downstairs and outside for his morning constitutional.
Stopping by the kitchen on our way to the patio, I turned on the coffee maker. As the morning java was brewing, Chooey ran around the yard taking care of business.
I did my morning texts and messages to my sons, my daughters-in-law, mother and sister. I send the same message every day: Morning. Love you. Perhaps I am overdoing it, but the Garth Brooks song runs through my mind each day – If Tomorrow Never Comes.
Now I am on my second cup of coffee. My mind is a jumble.
The mercury reading when I rose was at 90 degrees. It is still 90. The humidity was a horrific 44% and has only dropped to 42%.
The pressure on my lung cavity is intense. But it is not the intensity which could put me down or in the hospital when I was back in the Cornfield. In the Desert, though I feel the bricks weighing me down, I am still able to recover quickly and easily. In the Desert, I am able to continue to function.
After romping and playing for the past hour and a half, Chooey is ready for his nap. As I type he is laying on my lap. Soon Chooey will be off in Sand Land.
A dust storm whipped across the Desert valley yesterday evening. It stayed to the east of Mark’s Den traveling along the Colorado River from the south to the north. The storm was fueled by the ash and debris from the #WillowFire.
The storm pushed up from Topock and Mohave Valley into Fort Mohave in Arizona. It then crossed the river taking a path northward along Casino Drive in Laughlin, blinding all, making visibility around the casinos impossible for a few minutes. A few rain drops fell outside Mark’s Den, but no sand, dust or debris.
This morning all is calm. Wispy and fluffy clouds are splattered across the blue sky. The sun is beaming with full levels unthrottled. It is going to be a very hot, but beautiful day in the Desert.
That’s the way it is this early, weekend morning in the Desert.
And how is your Saturday going?