Thursday, October 31, 2013


And you know who you are . . .

It was a good October, in spite of being wild at work.  Thanks for being a sounding board this month.

November.  I have signed up for nanowrimo.  I've had a book about a young teenager who cuts hanging around in various outlines and forms for several years.  It needs to get done.  I don't know if it is a 50,,000 word piece or not (the requirement for NANO) but it needs to be done.  And this November has FIVE weekends!  Very conducive to bumping word counts.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday by a hair!

October 30.  Wow, this month has sped by.  Great advice in the last comments, Kim.  My sincere thanks!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Poison :: Ivy
  2. Las Vegas :: Elvis
  3. Nanny :: babysitter
  4. Tablet :: lined
  5. Trail :: of Tears
  6. Innocent :: guilty
  7. Invited :: asked
  8. Life :: death
  9. Tormented :: bullied
  10. Lousy :: bleah

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Color Report Saturday October 26

Color isn't going to be very strong here in mid-Michigan, I do believe.  There are single trees that are ablaze, but the general look is quite bland.

Friday's post

Cheating a little bit here.  I fell asleep before I could post.

This year I am once again considering doing the thing.  Try to write a 50000 word novel in a month.  It's been ten years since I completed the nano

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mystery Field

There's a mystery field a few  miles over.  It appears to me to be sugar beets, but it's been years since there has been a sugar beet factory in mid-Michigan. They are all over in the thumb area now.

The farm my mom grew up on (1/2 mile north of me) had sugar beets.  Mom only went to the factory with her dad one time.  STINKY! she says, even to this day.

I have a flickr friend who lives over by this field.  He's going to check it out for me.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Go the Distance

I don't think "Field of Dreams" is just about baseball.  *smile*
I love harvest time.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. dead :: cemetary
  2. bangs :: hairstyle
  3. future :: past
  4. holistic :: total
  5. circumstance :: pomp
  6. past :: future (oh my)
  7. fan :: football
  8. happened :: occurred
  9. room :: space
  10. awful :: horrible

Saturday, October 19, 2013


And there went Thursday and Friday.

Dark gray days and an awesomely weird week at work must not be very conducive to blog posting.  I will keep that in mind.

Kim from upNorth wrote in an email about seasons.  She loves autumn.  Her hypothesis, and I think it is a good one, is that your birth season might tend to be your favorite.  I pondered on this, and I think there is a lot of merit to it.  I was born in January, and for 30 years loved loved LOVED winter!  Christmas and sledding and birthdays and all sorts of good things.  Then the 80s happened, and with them the winter months had bad memories associated with them.  I think it was about then I switched to summer's warmth as being my favorite season.  However, as time passes, I could switch again.

Here in mid-Michigan we get a lot of gray days.  I mean Seattle-type lot of gray days.  We had been very fortunate that October started out so sunny, but this past week it felt like someone turned the lights out.  Doesn't help that those days are getting shorter and shorter!  However, great full moon tonight (with a tiny bit of eclipse) and it actually was clear enough to see it!

Okay, end of rambling for now.  Over and out!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Untraceable ::  anonymous
  2. Senator :: legislator
  3. Humongous :: huge
  4. Drinks :: beverages
  5. Ringing :: in my ear
  6. Overloaded :: overwhelmed
  7. Annoyed :: ticked off
  8. Blondie :: Dagwood
  9. Suits :: News
  10. Deadly :: Sin

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Busy warm autumn day

Tomorrow may be the end of our warm snap.
Today we met with a couple we are shooting in November.
I'm tired!  Getting old, can't keep up with myself.
But I guess it's good to keep trying!

Friday, October 11, 2013

You've Heard of Flash Mobs? Well, now it is . . .

Cash mobs!  People organize them for small businesses that are starting out or going through a rough patch.  The premise is that a day is chosen and people show up and spend at least $20.

I had heard about them, and participated in my first one today.  There is a new coffee shop housed in a renovated old gas station.  You can drive or walk through and get artisan drinks and sandwiches.  I had wanted to try this place out, so this was a perfect way to make my $20 count.

I should have taken a picture though.  It's a really cool use for a really old building.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Technical difficulties

Hi! My laptop is having difficulties right now. I don't know how quickly it will finish updating. I do want to keep the streak going so this will have to suffice for today's post. It probably is good to learn  multiple ways of posting. Will just consider this episode an educational experience. **crossing fingers that update works**

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

How Low Do You Go?

This year, for the first time in a long time, I'm playing the "don't turn on your furnace until it's REALLY cold" game.  We had a cold spell in September, but the long forecast showed we were going to get warmer, so I didn't turn it on.  It got down to 62 in here, but then the thermometer started its uptick.

I'm at 66 now, with warm (70 degree) days and cool nights in the forecast.  I'm seeing how low I can go.  How low do YOU go?

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Fear Not

I was listening to a radio pastor in the car on the way home tonight.  He said that the admonition "fear not" appears over 200 times in the Bible.

It would appear that fear is an age-old problem.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Mutterings . . .

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Latch :: key
  2. Standard :: Oil (that dates me, I know)
  3. 60 :: Minutes
  4. Maple :: color, autumn, syrup
  5. Final :: Four
  6. Bickering :: quibbling
  7. Diner :: all night
  8. Nasty :: awful
  9. Ohhh! :: *smile*
  10. Leeches :: slimey

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Babies and Weddings . . .

make me smile.

Just attended a wedding of a young man we've known for twenty years to a terrific violinist we've known of for 10 years.  Perfect match!

Friday, October 04, 2013

50 Years Ago

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

This is the five little Peters on the occasion of Grandma Beatrice marrying Grandpa Larry. Grandma had been widowed in 1957. She lived with us or we lived with her except for the months she spent in Florida.

I think we must have been a handful. Also, she was just in her early 50's. She was a great example of keeping open to new experiences.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

And Why Is it?

. . . that the slowest months at work are the ones where I make the most mistakes!  Maddening!

My theory is that the best rhythm for work is fast paced, and the slow months make me lose my rhythm.  Always have to have a theory!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

October 2

Ah, ye olde accounting cycle.  I've worked in the same office for 35 years.  We've had different office managers, but the basic format is to complete a month on a given date, then start the next month.  For the last 20 years, we've tried to close the month on the 5th.  This means that all billings, job costs, payrolls, and any expenses for a month are recorded by the 5th.  The billings have to be done by the first for statements, and then the rest of the material must be allocated.

So for me, it is still September 30.  Happy October 2 to everyone else!!!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

October Challenge

This is a test.  It is not merely a test.  It is a challenge.  At one time I used to blog every day, sometimes twice a day.

The challenge:  Can I do it for just one month?

Stay tuned!