Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Someone slow the calendar down please!

Holey moley! Is it the week before Thanksgiving already? I have friends making plans for shopping the day after Thanksgiving. We haven't even had our pumpkin pie and Christmas is exploding around me in decorations, party plans, Secret Santa Gifts and such. Somehow or other I still have to fit in four birthdays in-between all the holiday festivities...but where?

I could have sworn when I last looked at the calendar, it was to plan for school buying. How on earth did the last few months fly by at the speed of light. It is really disconcerting. I am trying to catch my wind and before I know it we will be toasting in the new year 2010!

Has it really been 10 years since the whole world held its collective breath on whether or not Y2K would spell digital doom for the world's computer heartbeat? Looking back, that was such a non-event.

I have actually managed to start my shopping early to get a jump on things, but for whatever reason the faster I go the behinder I get. Why is this?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Top Ten Autumn Days

The last three days and today are truly "Top Ten Autumn Days." It has been amazingly beautiful out here in Omaha with perfect warm weather. True you have to rake the leaves now, but the smell of autumn is rich and rustic. It brings to mind younger days when piling up leaves and jumping in them to watch them scatter was endless fun. The only sad thing, most of the leaves are down and the colorful leaves we saw just two weeks ago are not so beautiful after turning brownish-gray.

My dogs spent the day out with Jeff yesterday and really enjoyed the warmth of the sun while just hangin' out with dad.

My brother and his family came up from Texas to go pheasant hunting with my husband, son and other brother. Usually hunting is a cold-weather affair and learning how to hunt while your fingers and toes are starting to numb is the norm. But not this weekend, gorgeous weather fit for short-sleeves and hunter orange vests were all that was needed. Of course, warmer weather made game a bit harder to catch, but we had yummy pheasant for dinner Friday night.

Jeff has already winterized the house and put plastic on most of the windows to shut out frigid winter winds that will blow through homes regardless of how well built. But the kitchen window and southern dinning room windows are still uncovered, so we threw open the windows for the gentle warm breezes that carried in the autumn fragrances to make the whole house smell fresh for the week.

Although we were at an inside event, my granddaughter Jocelyn and I spent yesterday at a basketball tournament. We did take time in-between games to go outside and enjoy the sun.

And lastly, as if to put the exclamation point on an already "perfect day," Nebraska beat Oklahoma in a classic football contest. To anyone that does not understand this amazing feeling...pffft, sorry can't help you with that.

Yep, this was a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I am supposed to be writing my 1600-1700 words for the day for NaNoWriMo. But I am in a rotten mood and I can't get to that creative place tonight. Best to just forget about it tonight and try again tomorrow.

I'm in a stew 'cause I am mad. I need to let it go, but I haven't yet.