December 7, 2014
Good morning. Today is cloudy and cool. It's only going to get up to the mid 30'sF, and then drop down to about 19F tonight. Brrrr!! I think this will be our coldest night so far this season. After tomorrow, we have a few days of mostly rain coming. Hopefully, there won't be any snow mixed in with it.
I'm watching the Weather Channel this morning, and the videos of the typhoon in the Philippines are just awful. A lot of these poor folks were living in tents and tiny shacks, and now they don't even have those. These folks were hit hard by last year's storm, and a lot of them haven't even recovered from that storm.
The weather has changed so much, and not for the better. We seem to be constantly having heavily damaging storms on a daily/weekly basis. In my whole life, I've never heard of so many devastating storms happening with such frequency. These past few years though, the weather patterns have really changed.
All of this makes me wonder, where and how will folks live in years to come. Will it be worth putting up buildings that will be brought down by the weather? We can build our homes higher up off the ground, but then the strong winds can bring them down. We can build underground, but the floods will make living in these buildings difficult. Hmmmm, lots of thoughts to ponder about.
Well that's enough about the weather. I had some really special crochet and knit pattern booklets that I had saved from many years ago, (1970) and somehow they have disappeared. A few days ago, I went on E-bay to see if I could find any replacements and I got lucky. I was able to order three of these same pattern booklets. Yesterday, one of them came in the mail, so now I have a new project to think about starting.
The gift items that I had ordered online are dribbling in oh so slowly. Usually these orders arrive quickly and all together. Lately they are taking longer to get here, and orders are being split up into more than one box. As long as they all arrive this week, I'm okay. I can still get the rest of my holiday boxes out by the end of the week.
We had a new visitor to our yard yesterday, a tiny red squirrel. Gosh, he was just too cute! I've seen these little red squirrels in neighboring towns, but never here.
Yesterday, I got my first Christmas card in the mail, and it had me smiling for quite a while. It was addressed to me and "doggie". I just love it!! I've already started getting the bookcase ready where I will set up my little Christmas tree. This afternoon I'll dig out the ornaments and start decorating.
I made my final decision on which health and prescription plan to switch to for next year, and called to get enrolled. Hopefully, I made a good choice. Only time will tell. For anyone who is thinking of changing to a new plan and hasn't done it yet, keep in mind that the deadline is midnight tonight.
Last evening, I finished the lapghan, and put a few more rows on the shocking pink afghan. I'm hoping to have that afghan finished in the next two or three days. I may pick up another large plastic tote to store these finished crocheted projects. I'll have to remember to pick up some cedar chip packets to put in the tote.
Today before I start any hand crafts, I need to do a bit of exercising with the vacuum. The dust bunny population is increasing rather quickly and it's time to re-locate some of them to the outdoors. First, I think I'll enjoy a hot cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.