It is a Thursday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, looking out the window, at the surrounding hills; they are starting to turn from green to gold.  I am also watching a Blue Jay fly in and out of the California Poppies that are covering the side garden.  He is flying back and forth, from the garden to the vineyard.  I hope that he is eating a lot of bugs.  I have the north facing window open, which is allowing a nice gentle breeze into the room.

I ran some errands this morning, around our town, I had lunch with my wife at her place of employment and then I retreated back to my home office, where I proceeded to work for the two companies that currently pay me.  I had two different lap-tops open on my desk and was going back and forth between them.  It was a very productive day.  One that I enjoyed very much.

It is Spring and I live in Northern California, out in the country, but not too far from the city.

Yep, I am grateful!