Thursday, September 14, 2017

Purple n Gold Meandering

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After vaca it was so tough returning to work, n dealing with all the stress associated with it. My schedule was switched to a bit earlier to accomodate added on Fall products. Now I have no time before work to get to the store for supplies, so what I can't get on Days Off will run out. Also, I was immediately tired out the first day back working extra late, plus the night just before Days Off this week, due to machine repair delays. If I wasn't so worn out it would have been a good beach day, but I needed sleep more.

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 Keeping up with news on the hurricane Irma impact on family folks in Florida took up most of my free time on FB n phone the past few days. Everyone is ok, but there is still an uncle's Fort Myers home that hasn't been checked for damage, as they evacuated to another state. One of my sister's near Clearwater got the power back on yesterday at least. The other got back home, but is awaiting water service at her house closer to St Petersburg.



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For a day before it got there, it looked in reports like the storm would hit there full force, but it hit further south n weakened quickly. After listening to some panicky moments for them feeling helpless, prayers were answered n they were all very lucky.
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That's like the relief I felt after making it thru cat. 5 Hurricane Bob in '91 at the other house. So I could relate well to how they were thinking.

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I'm glad I could get updates on FB after work to find out they were ok.

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We can only hope major storms will spare us for a while as recovery efforts repair some recent damage from both of those storms, Harvey n Irma. -

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That whole storm issue was truelly a mind-bender in the complacency most FL residents had again after Hurricane Andrew. Now I think, all are well aware that we can't ignore the danger weather forces upon us.

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On the way to work this week I spied these purplish berries against the Golden Rod flowers n stopped to capture the combo. I also like how the other textures add to the altered versions.

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There were alot of bees in there too, but they hide so well from my cam, They are invisible.

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Here's to a storm-free week ahead, with any luck... OK Jose`?


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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

One thing, Leads to Another

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I interrupt my usual weekly schedule of when to do the ToDo List, to do it when ever I want, without outside pressures except from my own self.

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It took four days in to even feel like I could think without a cloud of brainfog, n I have slept n then slept even more every time sleep was interrupted by loud house noise.

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There are 2 foster dogs here besides the owners 4, plus 2 that live in the room under me now. We are due to get 2 Texas dogs this week adding to it. yeah. I love animals, but this is crazier than I'd ever choose to do! I have spent all week at home visiting with the 4 cats outdoors, taking pics, n giving them treats. Wonder what they will do when it snows. The front of the house yard, 10 feet from the road, is the only "no dogs-loose free" zone here now.

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All week I've been feeling especially lucky. While out walking I found paper cash on the ground on two occassions, n both rounds of the instant tix I bought were winners. Both started small, then got bigger. All the money I spent shopping this week has been returned! Now I feel rewarded for splurging...

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(Do not know how I put the last paragraph in 2ce n didn' t notice til now -just deleted it -woops!  )

That does alot to improve my mood, n this is the first I've mentioned it.

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Been munching on my fave foods at my leisure every day. Strawberry shortcake, blueberries. watermelon, homemade pizza, Chinese  take-out, n cupcakes that were half price. I got a couple T-shirts n a new hoodie. I finally got a new fluffy allergy pillow to replace the flat ones.

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I began to reorganize parts of my room n hopefully will get to more, like finding software cds packed from the old house to install n process pics on the faster machine. Got a few more make this easier things to get, but am avoiding Walmart until on the way to work later.

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Watched  the dvd "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller, n I liked it, especially the skateboarding in Iceland Part. It's about what may have happened to some employees when "Life" magazine was going online digital, n leads up to the last printing. 

Image interruption here: 

Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017Tough to get a shot of these fast felines! We were playing with a little, fuzzy, green cat tail.  

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Finally found some watercolor paper n cheap colors to just play around with - haven't tried it in way too long. Not yet - I aspire to feel like it soon. A couple more free days to see what more I get to.

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All the altered here were produced using versions of this shot taken next to the salt marsh, most from the second crop below.



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Sleep is way under-rated... If that's all I do, it's enough!

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Back to leisurely wandering n finding gold on the sidewalks...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Last Harrah

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... of summer is upon us, n after the huge Friday work-order I will get my much deserved, paid time off. I'm hopefull it will still be warm enough for a few leisurely beach trips, n a gazillion other things I'd like to get to.

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We may be getting Harvey rain leftovers by the week-end. Thankfully nothing like what happened in Texas this week. It has churned my stomach watching the news about what those folks are going thru there.

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A video of a guy swimming under water to catch a fish in his livingroom is etched in my brain. Hopefully this aftermath goes a bit smoother since we all  took Katrina lessons a dozen years ago this week. All the help n money going to aid the aftermath will likely be better alloocated. The vollunteer effort shown so far is heart-warming. Neighbors seen helping each other fosters faith in the goodness of folks during time of need.

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I hope to not need to expect such large-scale disasters in my future, but we need to admit that now all bets are off, n no location is immune.


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Lots of traffic accidents going on locally so far this week. Wish folks would slow down a bit more. Everyone is cramming in all they can into the last week of Summertime, n some have begun classes already.

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They put an end to our annual Harvest Moon Festival here, but that's what it is emotionally here, when residents are relieved to have the place free of boisterous tourists n quieter again.


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I'll have my own little rest celebration this up-coming week anyhow. Hopefully I don't find myself too busy in my upcoming free time...

... to find time for reading, writing, art, n music without hurrying thru it. I have been under too much pressure this year. I tend to put it onto myself tho-


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The temps here have cooled down the past few days, n it's a relief not to be too humid for a change. My mood has already changed just knowing I can rest after busy Friday this time.

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Saw some cool cattails on my way home from the store last week.

Have a good Labor Day! I will for once-  not having to work.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

By Another Name

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Just a few weeks left of "Summertime" on the Cape. Work has gotten even crazier than usual. The effect of the increased minimum raise here plus lack of raises for long-term employees has a parade of quiters marching out the door.

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All us spectators are left holding the bag with too much to do with too few people. Everyone is over worked n exhausted. Even I am tempted to go work for the nearby new supermarket being built. Meantime, I'm still stuck in place needing bill money. Mostly I need a vaca to be able to rest n think. I'll get that in a few weeks.

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I had got some paper n cheap paints from the store to play with this week, so I can use brushes on more than the garden. But I got side-tracked out of errands this week, n it all will be tough to get all done today.

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I keep dreaming of how easy my life could get if I hit the lottery. I just found out a woman from my state won the huge powerball prize. Actually that dough could be alot of work, but much fun. Time again would be the limit on that. But delegating things to get done to helpers, n paying off debts would be much less stress.


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Without stress tho, I have noticed - motivation to get things done is less urgent, n results not as good. I think after getting money that big, that security would be way more stressful as all want to rip you off, or get a share. You'd definitely find out who your friends are after the dust settles.



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Every other pic here has unchanged color , like this one. A case of how magenta looks nifty with pinks. Maybe it's an Alien symbol for Rose, like symbols in that movie "Arrival" I am seeing this week on dvd.
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The other Alien  theme film I saw this week is "Jupiter Ascending" which I thought was fun tho intense. It asks you to swallow alot about aliens to get into that story, n is full of fighting.

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Alot of these are out in the Garden area trees this week. Alot of bumble bees also.

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back to the errands now- Have a good week!
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is Everyone but me on Vacation?

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Now I can see why it is so easy for folks to only keep up with their FaceBook stuff n let their once beloved blog world slide away into oblivion. I'm so glad I don't have a smartphone now, because I'm in danger of becoming one of the "head-down-at device-in-all-my-free-time" folks.

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Currently I have a love / hate thing going on with FB. Granted I have limited access n time with my small tablet, but I hate that every time I turn it on, an hour n a half goes blip! Gone! Until the battery runs down again. I also hate how FB randomly decides to reload n I have to scroll down to what I wanted to read again. Then there's the clicking I never mean to do, n stepping back out of where it took me, trying not to reload n wasting more time.


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I can also see how some could feel pressured into doing things just to have a post that can compete with their friends great times. It seems like everyone I know is on vaca having a great time, n I'm having a terrible time I don't wish to share.


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I like feeling like I'm part of all the old pals n family lives, but I hate not really being there in person. Still, I feel like I'm missing out.

 Most of my week I am avoiding seeing it.


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When I do go on FB, I end up not getting enough sleep or don't watch films or read other things. I haven't even tried any games. My fave thing to do on the tablet, is watch funny cat videos on Tiger Funnies on u-tube.

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I'm on FB mostly to see the new baby pics. I like doggie pics too. I'm getting good at avoiding most other stuff. The blog is definitely getting less attention these days too. That's normal for Summertime anyhow...

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I only joined FB 2 months ago.
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It is getting even more difficult to find time lately...

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Last week's garden catch, a bag of green beans are in back of the large Zucchini, n Midnight Madness Petunias in the background.