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. 

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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...