I don’t always awake with ideas for this blog. I’m just not that exciting. So today is just a “this and that” post. And I know that I said I wasn’t going to post about food and nutrition anymore, but let me just state emphatically here, today, that I do not plan to eat any “genetically altered” salmon. I know I’m already ingesting hormones via chicken and beef and milk. If scientists start making giant salmons just because they CAN, then I may well have to eat my words and become a vegan after all. J Hey, I’m a project subject to change!
Speaking of change, yes, finally there is a slight change in the weather to whisper in my ear that fall is indeed around the next weekend…or at least the following one. It won’t be summer forever. So I ordered more propane and have begun to stock up on trash bags and light bulbs and batteries and coffee and all the little things that one doesn’t want to go out into the cold to fetch. I will of course be complaining again as soon as the temperature drops below 75 degrees. I may be tired of summer, but I truly dislike winter.
I neglected to mention that I went to our monthly TRAC meeting Monday night. Always good to bring projects to their successful finish! We will be placing plaques on the street lamp poles very soon. We are purchasing a new buffalo statue for the downtown flowerbed. The little buffaloes for the tops of the Buffalo Street signs will be ready soon. And we are in the planning stages of completing the last three blocks of sidewalks along Buffalo. I have not been a very active member this summer, and I enjoyed feeling a little more positive about our projects.
Karen and Taylor called last night to sing “happy birthday” to Gary and the word is that Taylor’s thumb is NOT broken. Yeah! She fell during a volleyball game and badly sprained it. We call that the “Nana gene” in our family. I fell during my very first seventh grade volleyball game and broke my arm, thus ending what might have been a very illustrious and lucrative sports career! Lol I went on to keep score in boys’ basketball because I was too timid to play, even on the girls’ team, and to keep stats in softball because of repeated ankle injuries. I think I did actually play a whole nine weeks of tennis without injury! Of course I belonged to the Junior Nurses League!! I said I was clumsy, not stupid. J
Hope is getting settled into the routines of college life and has even purchased a fish. I suppose that must also be a Nana gene. I don’t think I have lived more than a few months of my entire life without an animal. There has always been a fish or a bird or a cat to entertain me.
Austin is showing off his skills in football! Certainly a recessive gene somewhere! More likely that he gets his athletic abilities from his dad’s side of the family. Anyway, I wish him a great injury-free season. Don’t forget to study something!
Both Karen and Katrina are far too busy, and Robert is far too restless. Some things don’t change with the seasons. But I think I’ll keep them. I’m proud of my children and hope they are all happy and healthy this week!
I offer you photos of my evening’s entertainment from last night. I don’t know why the little sparrow sat around and tolerated the general splashing and fussing of the other birds. Perhaps they were her entertainment as well! Oh, and one of my gardenias bloomed again! A happy surprise in September. Yes, that is a mantis capturing a cicada! I wouldn’t have noticed except that the cicada was making such a strange sound! Probably insect language for “help!” I was about to go into the house when the little butterfly fluttered by…I never know when I should leave the yard. Always something to see…