Saturday, September 03, 2011
Since my 27 hour stint of being awake, I've been going to bed at around 7:30pm and waking up around 2:30am...wishing I had slept longer--hehe! But this is closer to regular hours and I'm happy with that. This is what I saw close to dawn through the porch door--LOL! Karma lounging up on her TV tray "observing" me. Karma's glowing eyes looked rather spooky-Halloweenish. ;)
Anyways, the dawn looked a little more promising.
As I said, can't lay anything down on the floor. I forget what these big socks with the rubber on the bottoms are called, but they're like slipper socks.
The sun did come up and the day was looking right beautiful. The swallows were having a wind party!! I think the recent batch of young ones were testing their new skills with joyous abandon...swooping and diving like small jet airplanes. Karma was in seventh heaven!
I decided to take a couple pictures of the blue sky and the predicted possible rain clouds rolling in...
...the sun was coming out from behind this big cloud and I thought to myself--I've never tried to turn the camera taller for a sky shot--so I did. And I just happened to catch....
They seemed to deliberately dart up in front of me to make it into the shot while I was standing in the window!!! Like they were saying hello. :)
Awesome! It was a perfect instant. They are soooo fast! I wasn't sure I hadn't imagined it until I checked the picture. Came and went in a flash--and yet their dark silhouettes against the sky aren't even blurry! Happy dance time in Fargo!! Truly, a small miracle. :):) So--greetings to you all from the Fargo swallows!
Somebody asked me about the herbs. They are doing well.
Looks like about time to do some cooking in September--LOL! ;)
And Karma hasn't bothered the catnip yet. Only because it's on the wiggly metal glider chair she doesn't like, I imagine.
It was a great day for cloud watching.
My check was in the bank early because the 3rd fell on a weekend. So I got to order groceries...and Karma got to play in the bags.
I ordered my paper shelves. The steel pair from Office Max...already got a shipment confirmation email here in the middle of the night. So, they will probably arrive either today or after the holiday on Tuesday. :)
Leah said Dagan forgot that they have a ValleyCon meeting this coming Wednesday. Everything got pushed back a week, but the basic plan stands. So far, at least--you know how things are always tentative around here--LOL! ;)
I can't remember if I mentioned that my folks didn't stick around this summer and went back to Florida early? My dad has a hip that has been bone on bone for some time and has been getting worse and worse. He is in such pain standing and walking with his walker that a permanent wheelchair life is looming in his immediate future. He'd been trying to get a hip replacement for some time but, since he's 90 (91 in November-but his mom lived to be 104), he got turned down for being too old. He'd gotten a lead on a new surgeon (in Florida where they live) and had his information sent to this new one. The doctor said he did want to see him and they went right back to Florida! :)
Dad still had to be checked out by a cardiologist again. (Because it had been close to a year since he'd been checked--and okayed!!--but the last surgeon still turned him down anyways for being too old--duh!--like he didn't know how old he was in the first place!) Well, Dad just got the okay from the cardiologist! He's very happy. Now they meet with this new surgeon again next week and Dad hopes to have a date for surgery maybe in September. Wants to be able to walk on his own again and be free of the horrendous pain.
Love you, Dad!! :):)
Funny how sometimes I have nothing to talk about and then I have too much--LOL! I still have a 7 things award from Dee to do (still thinking) and I have some movies to mention, but this is long enough for me today. So, I am going to go start Dexter--Season Five! Those of you in the US who have plans for the long holiday weekend--I hope you have good weather and good times! Same goes for everybody else--holiday or not. ;)
"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."