November 14, 2012
Good morning. The sun is shining, but it is a tad bit cool. Not quite 40F yet. Oh dear, the weather lady is talking about the new storm that is on it's way here. It's looking like lots of rain, hearty winds and flooding just in time for Thanksgiving. Goodie, goodie.
They're also showing the huge 80 ton tree that has been cut down and is on it's way to Rockefeller Center in New York. There it will be set up and loaded down with a horrendously shameful amount of lights. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why we have to kill a perfectly good tree, and waste so much electricity on such a huge tree in the name of holiday spirit.
Once all the lights are on the tree, you cannot see the tree. All you can see is a blaze of lights. To me, this is sinful. Pouring all this electricity (and expense) into such a huge tree does not seem right when there are still so many people without electricity from Hurricane Sandy. I'm not really a grinch, but I can't understand how such waste is supposed to bring hope to folks. I'm all for a tree with lights, but a much smaller tree with not so many lights.
Such a nice surprise I got yesterday. I must share it with you. Pogo has been sneaking out to pee on his potty patch. Whenever I checked it, it was dry so I'm thinking that he has just started this. I discovered it because he sprinkled on the wee wee pad that I had on the floor in front of the potty patch. Such a good boy! Dare I get excited because he is learning?
I did not get a lot of sleep during the night, so I finally gave up and turned on my laptop. The good part of this is that I designed, uploaded and ordered my Christmas cards. I can't show my new card here just yet because I like it to be a surprise when I mail it out.
Now I have to work on my calendar and updating my address list. Last night, I was able to get the rest of the November kit uploaded too. Gosh, this burst of energy is scary. I might even run the vacuum around later today. Now that's scary!
I took some photos a couple of days ago to show some of the foliage that we still have. The tree with yellow and green is at the front of my driveway. The other tree is my fabulous Japanese Red Maple. This one always puts on a spectacular color show every year.
Now I want to make some breakfast for Pogo and me. Afterwards, I think I'll even start wrapping a few gifts and getting them boxed up for the mail. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.