1. My stomach is a mess.
2. No sugar-coating, it's not just my stomach. I feel terrible.
3. My car broke down in my neighbor's driveway this morning.
4. Millie's line for outdoor romping broke today too.
5. And just now I heard via email that somehow, presumably by mistake, all the water was drained from the pool last night. It will take days to refill.
On the other hand:
1. An owl in the backyard this morning. (I stand corrected - it was a red-tailed hawk.)
2. Walked twice, morning and afternoon, with Millie and friends.
3. K and G brought groceries over, kissed Millie, hugged me.
4. A knot in Millie's line has rendered it at least temporarily functional.
5. TWO care packages in the mail today. Thank you R, thank you C!
PS. It's time to admit it: I've uploaded videos to YouTube. So far they're almost exclusively short-short poor-quality videos of Millie as a puppy. But you're welcome to look at them. Cuteness cannot be overrated.