August 6, 2015
Good morning. Goodness, our stretch of cooler temps has started and it feels really good. The temps for the next week will be around the mid 70's to the low 80's. And the nights are blissfully in the upper 50's and low 60's. Perfect!!!
Well, you'll never guess!! Yup! I finally finished the Country Blue afghan. Last night, I got as far as the last one and a half rows before my hand yelled "uncle". So, this morning when I first got up, I finished off the last bit of the afghan. Yeaaaaah!!! Here's a peek at it.
I'm not used to pain slowing me down, but ignoring it just isn't working all the time any more. So, when this happens, I just put my project down for a while and do something else. I have a doctor appointment coming up soon, but I have a feeling my two options (after a couple of "not fun" tests) will be surgery or ignore. I'll most likely pick "ignore" as that is what I usually do.
DIL Janet came by yesterday after work. She has a new Samsung phone, and couldn't wait to show off all the beautiful photos of her flowers. Her garden is just gorgeous, and here is one of her roses.
She also took photos of her new fish tank. Her youngest kitty just loves watching all the fish. Hmmm, I wonder what is really on her mind.
For supper, we ordered take out subs from a new place. I doubt if we'll order these again though, as they were a bit on the dry and tasteless side. Oh well, live and learn. It's fun to try different things now and then.
I've been watching one of the shopping channels all morning. They've been having a fabulous clearance sale, and the prices are wonderful. Nope, I haven't bought anything, but I still enjoy watching. They did have a pair of capri's that I liked but the legs were really skinny. Sorry, I don't like looking like a pear with lumpy chicken legs when I go out. I guess I'll just have to hang on to my old denim Bermuda shorts.
I have noticed one thing (well, actually two things) that is very trendy nowadays. Most all the clothes are made of stretchy material, and most all the pants (capris, etc) have real skinny legs. I suppose this is good for all the thin gals, but what about the rest of us? I don't like looking as though I were poured into a tiny latex balloon, with all my wrinkles, dimples and flabbies highlighted. To make matters worse, not too many of these fashions are sized for short gals. Clothes shopping just isn't a lot of fun anymore.
To finish off the list of seven weird jobs, you could work as an airport scarecrow. Officially, you'll be called a "specialist for biological aviation safety," but in practice, you'll be a human scarescrow. Your daily routine: You receive a call that dozens of birds are waiting on a German runway where a plane is about to land, so you rush to your car, fire several warning shots to disperse the bird crowd (as described by German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
Most of the time, however, you will try to prevent birds from even entering the vast properties of airports. Hmmm, I don't think I'd be firing any shots at or near the birds. But what could you do to shoo them away from the airport? Maybe we could spread lots of bird seed on an empty lot in the next town over? Just a thought. (job info from The Patriot Ledger 07-20-15)
I just realized that I've been crediting the Enterprise with the article about these weird jobs. It was, in fact, published in The Patriot Ledger. Sorry 'bout that.
Well, I think I'm ready for a cup of coffee while I do a bit of catching up on my blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.