Friday, September 29, 2006

Evidence That Fall Is Around The Corner

When I got up at 5:15 this morning, it was 49 degrees outside. The weather man says the high today will be 73. The older I get, the less I like cold weather (to me, anything under 60 is cold weather!). Summer is my favorite time of year. Even in Alabama where it is so humid in the summer. My knees have been throbbing all week and that is a sure sign that summer is leaving. Old Arthur is knocking.

Tuesday, I swept a lot of dried leaves off the porch. As you can see from the photo up there, a few more had fallen by the time I got home yesterday, along with a few acorns or hickory nuts or ... whatever they are. I do love the color of fall. I'm a colorful person and I enjoy watching the leaves change. Seeing the pretty reds and yellows made me want to get my camera out.

Last Saturday, our Library had their Fall festival which includes pony rides and a used book sale.  Stephen goes for the horses, of course. I love the used books and arts and crafts. We've been doing this since he was about five or six. The owners of the horses saw us coming and shouted, "There's Stephen! We were hoping y'all would make it!" I couldn't believe they remembered us by name ... then again, it's hard to forget Stephen. ;-) We paid for three rides and he enjoyed every one of them. Come to find out, they own a ranch close by and the lady has worked with special needs children at the Special Equestrians Foundation,which I've been trying to get him into for the last few years. The reason he hasn't been yet is because they send you a stack of papers as thick as War And Peace to have signed by every doctor and physical therapist he's ever seen. I've gotten about half way through that paperwork. You all know what a procrastinator I am, plus, I suffer severely from adult ADD, so it may never happen. The nice lady who owns the ranch also gives riding lessons! Cool, right? We have her card, she says never mind the mile-high paperwork, just bring him. Upon hearing this, he clapped his hands, very happily. That means, YAY! in Stephen language. 

So it's time I sign off and get started on housework. =) Y'all take care!  
 
ps: Apparently, the code isn't working for the photo ... I'll have to go to my website and make sure it's working. Sorry guys :(

Friday, September 22, 2006

Random Questions

Just to let y'all know I'm still hangin' in there (and because I don't feel like putting a lot of thought into anything right now) ...  

When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Ugh!!!

How much cash do you have on you?
about seven dollars

What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"
rest

Favorite planet?
Earth

What is your favorite ring on your phone?
I just have a plain old ringtone

What shirt are you wearing?
black T-shirt

Do you "label" yourself?
Yeah, I do :-(

Name the brand of your shoes you're currently wearing.
crocs (I LIVE in them!)

Bright or Dark Room?
depends on my mood

What were you doing at midnight last night?
sleeping

What's a saying that you use a lot?
The End.  As in: Son, you're not eating that on the couch! ... "THE END!"

Who told you they loved you last?
my mama

Last furry thing you touched? my cat, Patches.

How Many Drugs Have You Done In The Past three Days? nothing but caffeine and BC pills. Oh, and advil. Then there was the benedryl last night ... :-/

How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? several, and they're several years old


Favorite age you have been so far? 19

Your worst enemy? myself

What is your current desktop picture? some sort of landscape that was already on the computer

What was the last thing you said to someone? After I am finished with hair cuts this morning, I'll come over and help you with you medicine. Love you, too. Bye --- talking to my mom on the phone.

If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, which would you choose? Since I don't like to fly--like, at all--I'll go with the million bucks.

Do you like someone? yes

The last song you listened to? Hang: by Matchbox Twenty
 
What's your favorite sports drink? Hmm .. can't say I like any of them. I drink a lot of water and tea

Do you download music legally or illegally? I haven't downloaded anything in a long time. Not since I had to give up high-speed connection. :-(

Favorite kind of potato chips? Golden Flake, baby!

What's the one thing you couldn't afford to leave behind on a vacation?
my camera

Can you watch golf on TV for more than 15 minutes?
no, but Ienjoy playing golf even though I'm not great at it

What kind of toothpaste do you use? usually Colgate Total plus whitening

Best pizza place in town? Patera's is GOOD!

How many friends on your MySpace list? nine

How many of those do you know personally? most all of them. Most are relatives.

If you had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
cry, lots. Spend every minute with my family and best friends.  If I had an appetite [which, I doubt I would] I'd eat everything I love that isn't good for me.

Coke or Pepsi?  either

How bad are your allergies? Pretty bad this week.

Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull? not to my knowledge

If you were working on a pirate ship, what would you most likely be? Probably the cook and maid, that's what I do at home!

What is the most expensive thing you've bought recently? A new bathtub. Sad, isn't it?

Do you remember your favorite book from childhood?
Charlotte's Web!

When was the last time you were scared?
Talking with Mom's surgeon.

Share a random fact about yourself:
I'm very thrifty! I can't stand to buy anything that isn't on sale. The words, "clearance" or "50% off" puts a smile on my face! I love thrift stores and yard sales. But, I refuse to buy useless junk.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Fall Is In The Air

It's true. Fall is in the air. It dipped down into the mid-eighties yesterday and today. This morning, I didn't even break out into a sweat when I helped Stephen out to the bus. Next thing you know, we'll be breaking out the jackets and sweaters. Then for the longest, we'll have to wear long sleeves in the morning and short sleeves and shorts in the afternoon. Fall and winter in Alabama is always a guessing game. It could be freezing during the holidays or it could be warm. But, no guessing needed in the summer around here. It's hot ... Dang-HOT! You can cut the humidity with a knife. I'm not complaining. I love Alabama, sticky-humidity and all.
 
I'm due for an update and I have much to say, it's just that ... I don't feel like it right now. I'm still here and we're still hanging in there. Mom is doing okay. Daddy and I took her to meet the surgeon this morning.  ... Which is why we've all had a long day and I have a stress headache.  So - I'll catch up with you all soon.  
 
Take care!