Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What, it's Wednesday?

The doctor's office always calls the day before an appointment to confirm, right? So... I don't pay a whole lot of attention to what day it is, it doesn't matter, they are all the same around here. The girl called about DH's appointment yesterday for the 30th... You do see where I'm going with this, don't you?

All day yesterday, I thought it was Wednesday, and this morning I thought it was Thursday - until I saw Run*Around*Ranch Report. Hmm... then I bothered to look at my calendar/date on my computer. Doh! Okay, Theresa, I admit it, you help me keep my head on straight as far as what day it is.

Now... about my blog - I spent about 25% of my monthly "allowance" for my wifi watching the eclipse live for several hours, copying and pasting some of the pictures. (the reason I am not on much right now) I was absolutely stunned as I watched it up close and personal through the telescope in Prescott, AZ. I had the image on full screen and could actually see the action going on - especially on the one marked spot. I was glued to the monitor in absolute awe! Unless you've seen it actually happening, well, you have missed something spectacular.
 They had questions and answers and real scientists discussing what was going on. The site also shows other celestial happenings when they occur. There is a different shot on my facebook page. Some days my life is not so boring!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The sunset I almost missed completely

I was so busy watching the eclipse in progress on the internet (it was too cloudy here). I happened to look up and there was the most beautiful sunset going on and I nearly missed the whole thing because I had my head in the computer. Doh!

I hurried even as it was fading, to try to get outside to capture some of the beauty. When I am out of breath, my pictures don't turn out at all well. This one is almost decent, but not a quarter of how beautiful it was when I noticed.

It just goes to show a person what can happen when one has their nose facing the monitor, instead of what is surrounding us. I watched the eclipse for a couple of hours and used about a week's worth of my GB "allowance", snapping print screen and then not being able to find them on the comp. Bleep!

Fading fast...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I saw the sun today!

I made my doctor appointment today. My blood pressure was actually acceptable. Bones ache - old bones - no, I cannot take pain medicine. She is ordering me something to sleep, to get out of the tipsy-turvey cycle that I am in. 

I really have no business driving anymore. I did make the trip there and back without incident, it seems my car doesn't work the way it used to, or me, flip a coin. DH has been driving it... so I don't know - he drives it as if it is a jeep. It feels as if the front end is out of line. Needless to say, I was quite tense and I ache all over now.

Thought I would see some fall color on my way to Lawrenceburg, along the Natchez Trace. Nah, not pretty at all, no wildlife, just a nice quiet drive with very little traffic - under a mostly blue sky in the sunshine!

Time to make some supper, yes, I am a little behind... I hope you all had great days!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Where the *----* is the sun?

I took this the other day, when it wasn't actually raining. It doesn't seem to change much. Have had too much rain, too many storms and watches, warnings to set a person on edge. We don't have a storm shelter...

My shoulder may have something to do with barometric pressure and all this gloom. (Or it could be my age and worn out bones) I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and I am dreading it. I haven't driven since June (?), there is little confidence as to having to have my arms up on the steering wheel. There is no one to drive me. It's close to an hour drive from here..

DH is somewhere south of Knoxville now, his job moved there yesterday. Am getting tired of soup and TV dinners...

Still reading the complete works of GUY DE MAUPASSANT, a very cool guy, who thinks like a guy, not a woman who thinks she can think like a guy. He's very heavy on descriptions only not the kind I have been seeing in the newer novels. His description of a novel is spot on, in my opinion.

I do hope for sunny skies, this damp and gloom is getting to be too much for me. Wishing you all sunny days.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Transitional weather...

There really is nothing for me to blog about. The weather is going up and down as I am sure yours is as well. We missed the freeze by half the state.

I haven't heard how my grandson is doing. I can only hope he's better. Often, Grandma is out of sight, out of mind. I can't get my mail, let alone drive my car, so...

My shoulder is still a problem. I gave up my other blog and try to stay off my computer - it does help. I think I will pass on the NaNoWriMo this year. Not worth the pain.

I tried to stay up for the blood moon, at 2:00, I noticed spatters on my window and thought to just lie down for a little while and woke up at 8:30. So... I missed it, even if it wasn't rainy. I have no idea if it cleared or not. I've seen some of your shots - very lovely.

DH is working in Kentucky this week, no idea when he will leave for the next job. Jack and Jill are mourning, of course, after having Daddy home 24/7 for almost 4 months, they can't imagine where he's gone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Paying the price...

It got cold last night. Our low was almost kissing freezing. We haven't turned the heat on as yet, so I am a bit chilled.

I've been on the computer too much, my right shoulder hurts - I think from holding my arm at wrong angle to click my mouse. Nothing is more fun than old age when a front comes through.

My grandson had an accident in his two seat sports car. How he loved that little Miata (I have no idea how that is spelled) it was one of those coffins on wheels. He's pretty broken up. My son called to tell me that he had wrecked but I shouldn't worry that he was fine, and then he proceeded to tell me about broken pelvis, arm, jaw, etc. The boy has got to be in a world of hurt.

I would suppose I shouldn't whine about about arthritis or bursitis. 

All for now, I hope life is being good for you.