One of Miss Elaine’s Wingless Tree Dragons was none too happy with me denying it access to the bird feeder this morning. It sat up in the tree just twitching its tail in irritation at me and chattered in great annoyance about how unfair I am. Life is tough get over it.
There may be frost on the pumpkins comes Friday and/or Saturday morning. I’ll need to keep an eye on the weather forecast so I can cover my herbs so it doesn’t kill them. I’m not quite ready to dig them up and bring most of them inside for the winter since there is still plenty of good weather left in this season.
We’re having double nickel temps today (55F/12C) with blech coloured skies. It’s starting to get a tad cool to be wearing walking shorts but not that cold enough yet. A jacket goes on me whenever I go outside for a walk which keeps me comfortable.
The fireplace is set for low which is enough for now to take the coolness out of the house and it placates Big Boy as well. Then again, he’s placated if you feed him so I don’t think that it takes much to keep him happy.
One more day and a wake up and my tenure with the Fed comes to an end. Now if I can only get the HR lady from the firm that offered me a job to call be back so we can set up a date and time to fill out paperwork and figure out an orientation day. I am and I am not in a hurry given that I won’t be getting all of those Federal holidays off any more and it will be a while before I build up some vacation time. A couple days of unpaid vacation isn’t gonna hurt me.
I was busy with the yard and the gummys this past weekend and didn’t get out like I had hoped to take some pics of the Autumn foliage that we’re seeing right now.
It’s that time of week once again and I can focus on this now since I have no work that needs any kind of attention. Let’s see …
I harvested the last of my red peppers this morning. I’m a little disappointed in how they produced this year but I am OK with it given how poorly other gardens in the area did as well. There’s always next year plus my potatoes are doing well right now.
I have the new iOS 14 on my iPhone and it comes with “Translate“. I’m curious how accurate it is with German, Spanish, Swedish, French, etc. Is this going to be the new wave of the future where we have our own built-in Star Trek portable translating device with us so we don’t have to learn a new language?
I’m amazed at how accurate my horoscope has been lately. Coincidence?
Oooo! My FitBit now has a Mindfulness Tracker. I’ll hafta check it out.
Happy 42nd Birthday to my most favorite Aussie lady!
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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about my financial future and how I’m going to adjust to a new lifestyle once again. I’ve been employed by the Federal Government for over 38 years whether it be in the military or as a civil servant. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a civilian after all of these years. I know that I’ll adapt over time and all of that will be nothing more than a distant memory but I’m anxious about the here and now and how I will react in the very near future.
The world seems so totally different and unfamiliar now. The change is consuming more and more of my thoughts and I’m more and more off my daily normal routine.
It’s a beautiful 81*F (27C) out there today which means we have very few days like this left before the trees really turn and the leaves really fall. I hate that thought. Yeh, I like to see the changing of the colours but they don’t last long and/or are blown down quickly by the rain this time of year. The grass is cool in the morning but warms as the sun rises. It will be cool all of the time in the very near future.
I’ve been filling out forms and sending them to my HR so I can move on with life. What I do have to decide upon in the near future is what to do with my thrift savings and how much that I want each month. Do I manage my own money or buy into the annuity? Decisions, decisions and not a lot of time left to decide.
I “DO NOT” follow businesses and will remove them. They clutter up my Reader making it hard to find posts from the people that I do follow. I follow “REAL” people. I’m not here to help you make a profit.
I think this is the part where you are to write something clever and witty about yourself.
I’m solidly locked in middle age and content with myself. I love to travel to see and experience new things, new foods and new drink.
I also like to cook and bake mainly because I like to eat. And I found out that I’m pretty good at both.
I'm not a professional blogger nor do I want to be. I'll leave that to others while I'll kick back and post whatever suddenly pops into my brain. I'm more spontaneous anyway.
And the rest we’ll just kinda sorta figure out as we go along. Feel free to leave comments or even just to say "Hello".
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