Sunday, August 28, 2016

Another one bites the dust.

Well, that was one fast week! Where did it go? We did have a couple coolish days and I was hoping. My hopes were dashed when I checked out the week ahead.
 I do not see a real cool-down coming just yet. Maybe the snow won't be falling on Halloween, maybe. It could, of course, it has before. 

DH has to take the fancy-schmancy riding mower to the shop. Sigh, not even two years old. I seriously believe we should just hire a lawn service and quit messing around with mowers. I think the money end of it would probably be about the same and he wouldn't have to do the work. We should probably be in an apartment situation now, anyway ...

I'm feeling better, not my breathing, of course, but most of the sneezing and snotting seems to be over. Obviously the allergy alert isn't referring to my allergies. (Or maybe I did have a cold. ???)

My grandson is 29 today. Happy Birthday, Brian! That means, my granddaughter is 30? Wait a minute, how the bleep did that all happen? This is getting pretty darn scary...

Last night, I watched the previews of the next season of Poldark. I guess it is supposed to start in late September. I wonder how much the writers will mess with it? I was remembering something about Demelza's character and they were talking about her knickers. It bothered me for quite some time. No, I'm not a dirty old lady ... well, that's beside the point ... I finally did a search - the word "knickers" had not been invented in 1783, so she couldn't have said anything about them. (Much less owned a pair) I'm sure there are other holes in the screenplay and I think Mr. Graham did his research as far as that part of it went. I have finished all of the books in the series and deduced he had a lot of help with finishing them, especially the final one. I can't see Masterpiece going all the way through the books without putting more of themselves into it than Mr. Graham did after the 8th book. JMHO.

I leave you with a sad note: Tacky killed and ate a bright yellow bird on the front porch. I figured out that the bird I caught on the camera a while ago was a yellow warbler - that's what she ate.

 Wishing you a great week ahead, sunshine and flowers - at least good things!

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  1. Will be nice when fall arrives.

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    1. If only fall could last as long as summer ...

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  2. Sad about the bird. I saw one hit by a car yesterday and felt bad for the bird and the driver.

    You can tell if you have a cold or an allergy by the color of the snot. Yellow---it's a cold, clear it's an allergy.

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    1. I noticed that there is a scarcity of little critters on the porch - haven't seen the first little lizard that used to play on the deck. Tacky is a killer ... the nature of the beast.

      According to "them" I guess I had a cold, if "they" are to be believed. LOL!

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  3. awww. sorry about the warbler. i saw a yellow warbler here yesterday flitting in the pond trees.

    glad you're getting a bit better!

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    1. Not much I can do about Tacky, she is a good (and obviously fast) hunter.
      The warblers are so pretty, guess it caught her eye.
      Thank, Theresa!

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  4. Naughty tacky! On well the circle of life and all. I hope you get some cooler weather soon. Here we are waiting for spring. The signs are all there so it can't be too far away now.
    Feel better soon xxx

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    1. I'm watching for signs too, there are a few. Still too warm though.
      Thanks, Angela!

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  5. The weather been decent here in North Idaho

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  6. Enjoy the climate as it is. Take care of your health. Happy birthday Brain!

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  7. Perhaps the knickers referred to are knickerbockers, which are those short pants pulled in close to just under the knee with a cuff that buttons, men used to wear them.
    Sad to hear Tacky killed a pretty songbird :(
    Were you taking allergy medication while you were ill? If you did and it wasn't working then you definitely had a cold. Another way of telling is the snotty issue; clear discharge is an allergy, coloured indicates a cold.

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    1. Knickers do come 'Knickerbockers' - only that word or phrase was not on their tongues in 1783 - according to the Infamous "They" anyway. It hadn't been invented yet.
      Yep, I wasted my Zyrtec ...

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  8. Happy Birthday to your grandson! :D And I'm so happy you're feeling better! Sry about your beautiful yellow bird but it happens. I watched one of my sister's cats leap into the air and snatch a bird just as it was leaving the feeder. I was horrified.. We'll be almost 100 today but they say temps in the 70's are on the way. I wish it was today! We have a fire burning at a recycling center right by our apt. and you can't even breathe without burning your lungs out. It's awful. Between the wild fires and now this one and the triple digit temps, this summer has pretty much sucked. I welcome fall in a couple of days!

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    1. The animals sure do love to catch things don't they? Jill (one of my dogs) jumped up and caught a bird (who was busy catching bugs for me) and I got it away from her. It lay there for a few minutes and then took off. Hoping for you some cool clean air real soon!

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  9. Fall seems to be about 48 hours between 90 degrees and 30 degrees around my parts. When I was a kid, fall seemed to be a normal 3 months.

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    1. That seems to be the way it goes anymore. Summer heat then a couple nice days, and then you all of a sudden need a jacket and gloves. Is it global warming or a tricky memory?

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