I've had several people ask me about the flooding in Missouri. Fortunately for us, the flooding has stayed to the south and east of us. We're getting just the right amount of rain to keep the gardens growing, and just the right amount of cool weather along with it to make the morel mushrooms happy. We received an inch of rain a couple of days ago, and another 1/2-inch plus yesterday. Thanks to nephew Michael, who is having success mushroom-hunting on our property, we had morels for dinner yesterday.
Midlife Mom asked yesterday if the hepatitis Cliff and I had was similar to what Naomi Judd has; no, it isn't. Hers is a much more serious type, Hepatitis C. Naomi used to be a nurse, and she has always assumed she somehow contacted the disease during that time. We have a nearby neighbor, a former schoolteacher in our district, who lost a lot of blood during the birth of her last child and had to have blood transfusions; she contacted Hepatitis C, and now, twenty-four years later, she is on a liver transplant list.