Another out-of-sequence day. Dear Wife spent most of the day "watching" the Beloved Great Niece next door. Niece had to work (she works part-time since birth of Little One, and schedule changes weekly, often drastically). Normally, the nephew-in-law comes home for lunch (and time with the Little One which he treasures, as does she) so Wife can walk across the yard and have lunch here. Normally. Today, he didn't make it. Never called or anything, just a no-show. So, I got a call to grab a box of macaroni and cheese, and wife and great niece ate it. I made some toast with peanut butter, cut a chunk of cheese, and dished out some cucumber/tomato/onion salad. Went to get a glass or something, came back to table to find Little Stray Kitten up on table, eating MY salad! She got in trouble for that, but that meant I didn't get the salad, which improved my disposition not a bit.
The 3-1/2 year old was cranky AND active both, wearing Wife down. Great Niece decided a while ago that she just MUST have a dog. The three cats weren't enough. So she got a dog. A mutt by any measure, but a lot of beagle and terrier in it. Very territorial, so if it is outside and sees across the back yard someone 150 yards away, he barks. And barks. And barks some more. Neighbor across the street got tired of it, called the police the other day to complain. So, they let him out to "do his business", and the rest of the time he's cooped up in one of those crate cages. Usually if someone is outside with him, he doesn't bark, but sometimes he does. He needed to go out, but Little One was being a brat, and refused to go outside, even on the back porch under roof. SO ......Yours Truly got "asked" to take him for a walk. I did, putting him on a long lead first. He defecated on a "certain" neighbor's yard (by the street) which was fine with me, urinated on several utility poles and sign posts, and sniffed a whole lot of grass. The walk was about a mile long, which did us both good.
I am not a dog lover. Or pets generally. Dogs, definitely not, which some people regard as scandalous. Frankly, if every dog in the world died tonight, I'd be fine with it. Oh, well. I don't think that the current situation is a tenable one, but We Shall See.
Wife is exhausted. she tires easily and the Little One wore her out. So she'll be in bed in about half an hour to an hour, and will want me there as well. She'll crash, I'll "surf" using the tablet so I don't need a light on which would not allow her to sleep well. Some life we lead.
The Old Testament reading is Psalms 73 and 74.
The New Testament passage is Romans 5.