I had a wonderful time on vacation. I always seem to pick up little incidents that will make it into my writing somewhere or another.
My 10-year-old granddaughter was helping light the fire in the firepit so we could roast our hot dogs and make somemores. Her father asked her to bring him the matches. She picked up the box and tossed it to him. Ofcourse, the box opened as she threw it. You could see the delight on her face as the matches floated through the air landing in the grass. She had to pick them up the entire box full. I told her parents later that was as good as Ramona squeezing all the toothpaste out of the tube, or taking a bit out of every apple.
One of our daughters has a little brown terrier named Toby. He loves our cabin because he can run wild, chase squirrels and birds, etc. One morning the kids came to report that Toby was running around one of the out buildings where we keep our tools, chasing a skunk. The skunk ran under the crawl space of the building, and Toby went in after it. The skunk sprayed and sprayed and sprayed. Toby would not come out! He was in a face-off with the skunk. We hurried and looked on the internet to find out how to de-smell him. (Use hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap will a little Murphy's oil in it.) Toby came out the worse for wear: stinking to the high heavens with scratches on his belly and a bit in his side. After we washed him, a trip to the vet for stitches was in order.
What fun we had! Never a dull moment, and lots of writing material available! Have a great week. Christy