Today marks the 200th day without rain in Las Vegas. Our normal rainfall here is 4 inches (10 centimeters) a year, and we’ve only received 2 inches (5 cm) this year. We had a very wet spring, thankfully, but a very dry winter is predicted.

We’re also having record heat for this time of year! Today was 86 degrees F/30 degrees C.

So today, I’m thankful for drip irrigation, which makes it possible to garden here!

What are you thankful for today?

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  1. Hi Brandy,
    Do you think you will ever move from Las Vegas? Does the harsh climate ever worry you?
    Thank you for your amazing blog. You are incredibly inspiring. Take care,

  2. I am thankful for our dogs. The children have grown and moved away but the family pets stay. Our 2 dogs have been walked, had their breakfast and they’re snoozing on my feet like a couple of snoring furry slippers.

  3. I am thankful to be up and on the couch with both dogs in front of a lovely fire my dear husband made. My body is suffering through the after effects of chemo, but my mind is clear and my attitude is still positive. I have wonderful support and prayers coming in from around the world. Today, I am one day closer to this being over. Very thankful!

  4. I’m thankful for 4 gorgeous days straight of clear sunny skies. November is often continually cloudy, rainy, or with snow flurries.

    1. I have lived in colder climates, so I can imagine that, but it’s 86 here today! Glad you have some sun!

  5. I am thankful that my window washer can come and clean the gutters, and turn off my outside water today and that we have a clear, dry day to do it as it will snow tomorrow.

    I am grateful that my new cell-phone provider recognizes the problems that were created and now has addressed and solved the problems and given me a credit. I am thankful that I could wait 3 hours through various departments on the phone. My tv has not worked for some months and since I consolidated my services to one provider, they also gave me a credit for when I could not use it plus a credit which means I do not have to suspend my tv service but can pay only $1.65 for the next 6 months until I can afford a new tv or can get out to get the old tv fixed. I now watch tv mostly on’s website.

    I pray for peace in the U.S. and that there is a peaceful transition of power, if there is a transition. It is a democratic right to challenge election results through recounts or court challenges where appropriate but not to resort to violence.
    Prayers therefore for peace.

    I am grateful that in another 40 days +/- the days will start getting longer.

  6. That is very little rain!

    I’m thankful that we have a chance of rain in the forecast, not because we are very dry — we’re not — but because at this time of year, rain is usually followed by a cool spell.

    I’m thankful that my employer’s suite of offices are on the second floor of this building, with a broad second-floor balcony out front, complete with table and a few chairs. On a pretty (if warm) day like today, I can sit outside, up “in the trees” and eat my lunch.

    I’m thankful it’s Friday. I like my job, but it’s nice to not have to get up at 5:30 and drive 60 miles to work as I do every week day.

  7. Nov. 6–I’m thankful that we nearly have the garden put to bed for the winter. Today we moved the potting bench up to the covered patio where it will spend the winter with the outdoor furniture. Still have a bit of rearranging to do, and some loose ends to tie up, but I’m basically done. I’m always pleased when seasonal tasks are accomplished, but more so this year because we are managing it despite my bad back and my husband’s vertigo, which is acting up at the moment.

    You may be wondering why I haven’t been thankful for my husband yet, LOL. November has always been a big month for our family and I will be thankful for him “all in good time.” Actually, I’m thankful for him every day, just more so on some days than others, LOL.

  8. Today I am thankful that despite many failed attempts I was able to locate a kind dentist in my area who called in an antibiotic for my son’s toothache and put us on his schedule for Monday so that the tooth can be repaired or extracted. I am also grateful that potatoes are inexpensive and I am quite skilled at making mashed potatoes which my son loves – he will most likely be eating them for a few days. Yogurt is also on sale, he loves homemade chocolate pudding and praise God children heal quickly. We mama bears are tough but goodness I hate to see him suffer 🙁

  9. I am thankful for contact lenses and glasses. Without these inventions, I would not be able to function in this world

  10. I am grateful for my gentle loving cat. He loves to be petted & his fur is soft like a rabbit. His purring is soothing & calming after a busy day. He meows & talks to me also (in cat language). He is a 4 legged friend.

  11. I’m thankful for my husband. He wrote a song for me and we uploaded him singing a portion of it on youtube. Our channel is called Belle Rose Cooks. I love his voice and his music. I hope to post more of his songs.

  12. I am thankful that the very cold frosty mornings we had earlier didn’t kill all my plants! I still have a few peppers and tomatoes ripening, unheard of this late in the fall! It also means a lower power bill because we are not turning on the heat yet !

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