Friday, September 30, 2016


Isn't this pretty?  It looks cold and lonely to me, but the trees are lovely and I could see myself sitting there contemplating life.  No matter what the season each day is a gift from God.

I took my car in to the garage yesterday to have the brakes looked at.  All is well with them.  The lowering of the fluid seems to have been from a combination of everyday wear and tear and the really hot summer we have had.  I'm glad it was nothing more than that.  While I was there I got the oil changed.  I was 1,000 miles overdue for that.  Now everything is done until December when I have to take it in for inspection.

I didn't realize until today that yesterday was International Coffee Day.  So for all you coffee lovers, Happy Day a day late.

Wednesday was a lovely day and I took pictures of the morning glory growing up my neighbor's drainpipe.  I'm sure it's not good for the pipe, but it sure is pretty.

We finally gave in and took out the downstairs air conditioner yesterday and put the storm windows in the doors.  It is cold.  My friends say cool, but it is cold to me.  Today we will attack taking the air conditioner out of the bedroom.   One thing at a time.  We have to move a bunch of stuff to get the air conditioner into the closet so it's going to take more than a few minutes.  But it will get done.  Joe is going out to do visitation with the pastor this afternoon so I think I will take advantage of him being gone to move things and go through my clothes.  I think I will have at least two bags to give to Salvation Army on Tuesday.

This morning I am heading to the doctor for myself.  I want to talk to her about the results of my last blood test and how she wants me to take my thyroid medication now.  Every time I have a blood test it seems to get changed.  Ever since I was diagnosed with thyroid disease I have been reading up on it.  I had no idea that the thyroid controlled so much of the way my body functions.  It seems as if I had been having trouble for years and no one caught it.  I have been doing so much better with the medication.  It's just a matter now of finding the correct dose.

My nephew was having a fund raiser for his school so I bought a couple of things off of him.  They came in the mail today. 

My birthstone earrings.  They were so pretty I couldn't resist.  I'm a sucker for turquoise and silver.

 I love everything about this big cup -- the color, the saying, the little bluebirds on it and the size.  It's great for the winter when I can put hot beverages in it.  The other one I got was great for the summer but held only cold things.  It was a little pricey, but it was worth it and it was for my nephew's school so it's all good.

I've got to get going.  Lots to do today.  But before I go I have to show you these cute pictures of Snowy that I took.  She is such a good girl and so sweet.  I couldn't ask for a better cat.  They are a little dark because I didn't want to use the flash (it makes her eyes look funny).  I hope you can see them.

The next time I talk to you it will be October.  This month went so quickly, but it was a wonderful month with so many terrific things happening.  I can't wait to see what October brings.


Sunrise:  6:56 a.m.
Sunset:  6:43 p.m.
11 hours and 47 minutes of daylight
Temperature:  63*/58*


  1. The trees are beautiful. I agree about contemplating however I do it while walking. As I write this,I think it's because I don't want to miss any of the beauty elsewhere.The earrings are so pretty! Heart shaped,aren't they? Can't wait for a photo of you wearing them!
    Have a joyful day!

    1. You can do better than see a picture. I'll wear them on Sunday!

  2. Kathy, You know I love when you show us a peanuts' cartoon. :):) The first picture is just so beautiful. There is truly beauty in nature. I like the gifts you bought from your nephew's fund raiser. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

    1. I like showing you Peanuts cartoons too.

  3. I'll be flipping my calendar and thinking of you!
    Happy October 1st!

    1. Thanks, Christine. When I flip my calendar, I think of you!


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