Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Been an okay couple of days. I was hoping to have some crafty projects to share but, in truth, haven't been up in the craft room the last couple of days. Yesterday I spent some time listing some Ebay auctions. I need to clear some things out. If they don't sell, they shall be donated. Now that our long breaks are done, I need to concentrate on getting the house in some sort of order. I spend more time inside in the colder months and I would like a space I feel comfortable in, somewhere I can relax without feeling hemmed in by stuff. 

It was quite warm today 83f/28c. Humid too. It is the last of the really warm days (at least for a while, I think). Tomorrow the temperature will drop to 60f/16c. Quite a drop. I shall probably be complaining that I'm cold as my body tries to adjust to the sudden drop in temperature. I have to remember to close the windows tonight too! I think this was the last of the really warm days (at least for a while). I'm hoping we won't have to use the air conditioning unit anymore this year and they can be removed shortly. There is usually a short period when I don't have to use the air or the heat. I like enjoy having windows open on the warmer days of Autumn. 

It's been a strange week this week. I forgot that husband has to man his works' booth at a county fair two afternoons this week (Wed and Thur). It makes for long days for him as he will be gone for 12 hours each day. He is thankful that he got the 2-6pm shifts each day and not the 6-10pm ones! Also, middle son is coming up twice this week - today and Friday (his birthday). I had to rethink the weekly menu. It was nice to see him though. 

I'm not sure if I mentioned it here, but last week while we were camping (he didn't come with us) he had the dreaded Covid! Another worry! He had a couple of rough days but even though it's been almost two weeks he still has some cough and other issues. He has been so careful but thinks he might have got it at the gym. They never say if there have been cases, but he said some of the workers were suddenly wearing masks when they hadn't before! I suppose you never know though. 

I'm still catching up on my Phone Photos - Things That Make Me Smile. I'm going to start with today's photo and then play catch-up with some more of the ones I've missed. 

Day 264 (today)

There was a lovely rainbow over the lake this morning and some beautiful clouds. What a lovely way to start the day! I wasn't looking forward to walking - I don't seem to have the energy lately - but I was so glad that I went. 

Day 261 (Sunday 18th Sept)

It's been a long time since we've been to the lighthouse at St. Joe. It's just too busy in the summer. We decided to go for a walk along the beach and the lighthouse. The light was lovely. 

Day 262 (Monday 19th Sept) 

A lovely turtle on the path. Of course, he stuck his head in when I tried to take a phone photo! I did manage to get a few with my camera before he retreated to his shell (probably because I was further away). After I moved back a little he continued on his way. 

Day 263 (Tuesday 20th Sept)

A foggy morning walk. The weather forecast said it was going to be cloudy all morning. It was lovely to see the sun after the fog cleared away.


  1. Lovely photos. The one of the turtle made me smile. :) Sorry to hear that your middle son came down with Covid; hope he recovers soon. Hard to meal plan when family members have time commitments you need to plan around, but, sounds like you managed to do so. :)

    1. Thanks. I liked the turtle too. Was fun to see it. I think it was a Blandings Turtle. He is feeling better, but still has lingering effects. I think it can be like that.

  2. All those wide open spaces - lovely photos.
    Temps here have dropped too and I lit my wood-burner in the evening yesterday instead of switching up the boiler

    1. Brrr. It's going to be cold here tonight. I'm hoping the house holds the heat a little! I'm not ready to put it on yet.

  3. It's lovely to come across wildlife unexpectedly isn't it. That turtle would have amazed me.. I forget they do actually belong in the wild and not a pet shop tank.

    1. It was fun to see it crossing the path. I was hoping it wouldn't stick around long. There had been a couple of large hawks near.

  4. That turtle is such an amazing colour! I love seeing the pics.


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