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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One Last Nice Day For A While

October 22, 2013

It's 5:15 a.m. and it's 50 F degrees outside.  If the rain holds off, this is going to be our last super day for a while with a temperature of about 69-70.  We have a week of daytime 50's coming up with nighttime 30's. 

Good morning.   I've been awake for some time so I decided I may as well get up and start my day.  With this viral thing, I don't really sleep well.  I mostly get two or three hours, then bits and pieces of sleep.  Of course, it might just be one of the "perks" of getting older.  You know, where the body goes through a sort of "climate change" of its' own. 

I have to share this photo with you.  Pogo is next to me on the sofa, and he is almost totally hidden inside his fuzzy blanket.  I have to smile when he does this because he looks so darn cute.

On the Weather Channel, they are showing videos of the ongoing brush fires in Australia.  They showed a map of the whole country to show where all the fires are.  Sad to say, it looks like a huge part of the country is battling with these fires.  Let's say a prayer that the fires will be out soon. 

We still have a lot of Fall color on our trees, so I thought I would share a few more photos of them.  A lot of the leaves are beginning to fall, and soon the colors will be disappearing.   As you can see in the photos, the trees with the duller colors still have most of their leaves.  Interesting.

News flash - Incandescent light bulbs are becoming dinosaurs, and being replaced with CFL and LED bulbs.  Once the incandescent bulbs have all sold out, they will be done.  Also in the news lately is a new plastic that has been invented to one day soon (hopefully)  replace plastic as we know it now.  It's a start folks.  A late start, but a start.

How is everyone doing with their holiday shopping?  Getting it done and put away?  Don't laugh because I'm too early.  Take a look at the calendar and you will see that November is right around the corner.  Time isn't waiting for any of us. 

Today I have another QP freebie for you.  For this one, I used Deadly Nightshade kit from Salt Town Studio, and a word art from Imaginisce blog.  (found on Google)  This was such a fun little kit that I couldn't help playing with it.  Enjoy.

Here's your download link:

There's something crazy happening at the Weather Channel.  They are now showing that the temperature here has dropped to 49 degrees, and two towns over (five minutes by car) has dropped to 39 F degrees.  Is this not crazy?   I thought it was supposed to get warmer toward daybreak, not colder. 

Ah well, it's just after 6 a.m. and I think I'll rustle up some breakfast.  I have to decide on which of the contractors to hire to do the work on the house.  The price quotes are in, and believe they are not pretty.  But alas, the work does need to be done. 

This week, the World Series begins here in Boston.  It's the Red Sox versus the Cardinals.  Of course, Pogo and I will be routing for the Red Sox.   It should be a great series because these are two great teams.

On that note, I shall get busy here.  Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Andrea said...

So you know what is coming, we were down in the 20's last night and I lost a lot of my plants that (unfortunately) I hadn't trimmed back yet. It is cold and crisp outside ... coat and wristies( don't wear gloves unless I have to because they are so awkward when doing things)weather.

I spent much of my day yesterday going over my 2012blog posts and pretty much have them ready to go ... I am nervous about doing it, but you were an awesome help ... I'll never be able to thank you enough. Today I have to go clean up the dead (frozen ) plants and my hubby wants to trim the bushes in the back ... we'll see about that. But then I will start going through my pictures and deciding what I want to focus on for my little calendar. I will, of course send you one, so you can follow mine the way I follow yours :).

I hope you are getting over your virus ... and did you ever try the Melatonin? It does work. The doctor even prescribed it for my daughter who has trouble with sleeping. Try it ... it replaces what our old bodies aren't so good at producing anymore which tells our brain it is time to sleep. Anyway, enough lecturing. I wish I could be as warm and cozy as Pogo in his blanket, but it is not to be today. I'm headed outside, ugh! You have a good one, Edna ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debby said...

Pogo's nose must be cold. I love it when they get all snuggly. I like it when my Izzy sleeps close to me at night. (Most of the least when she is asleep.)
So sad about those fires. When they show the map it is scary. Such a beautiful country.
What virus do you have. I have had another bout of insomnia. It had been getting better.
I had headaches when I first returned from my trip. Had a few days off and now a true migraine going on. I think it is related to the weather change.
Christmas......only one little present so far. The ladies on my list are getting Origami lockets. Every year I say I will not stress. I must start repeating it.
Have a good rest of the week, my friend.

smiekeltje said...

You were up early! It could be because of your viral infection, of course, but our age also plays along with us LOL. Sometimes we can sleep real well, all the night through, and then there is a period we wake up in the middle of the night, better to stau awake for a little while, take something to drink, and after some time, back to bed and oh wonder, we sleep again for 3 or 4 hours.
Think we have to learn to live with it.LOL
I better get posting now,
till next time!
Have a wonderful day(who knows, perhaps you can take a little nap?)

The Queen Jester said...

There's nothing better than an animal snuggled up against you on a cold night. It's even been chilly enough down here in Georgia that the cats will come near for some snuggling.