I made mint tea and ate oatmeal cookies.  Homemade.  And waited.

It was all I could do to calm the jitters after learning that my horse might need to be evacuated due to a fire on his hill.  Yes, Northern California in November is still fire season.  Messages back and forth.  Helicopters fanned the flames.  Contained, not contained.  Another cookie.

All this happening while I’m having my Open Studio.  Too, too, 2 much.

The fire is out.  Mr. First is safe.

How to live with this constant possibility?

This has been one heck of a weekend.  Hand clapping and wringing in one day!