Re: The Rumpus Room II Good morning, all. We have 50F with patchy clouds against blue sky, heading for a high of 65F and a possibility of rain showers.
I've been putting off going grocery shopping for several days, but I'm at the end of the ability to duck it.
The kids and I are having Friday night dinner tonight, because Lynne isn't available tomorrow night. We haven't had Friday night dinner on Friday night in ages. It's OK, though, just as long as I get a substitute night.
Re: The Rumpus Room II I'm so glad you and the kids have a weekly dinner, Robbie. What a nice thing to look forward to.
Hope Cooter's having a wonderful time!
Good morning, Belle.
Well...I've been fighting this intestinal thing for three days now. Was up all night Tuesday night running back and forth.... Did somewhat better by yesterday afternoon, and then struggled to sleep last night and woke up not feeling well again this morning. Had to get Mom to her doctor's appointment, but I've cancelled out of my other two meetings for today. At a meeting Tuesday and another yesterday, people stopped to tell me I looked sick, so it must be obvious.... Blech.
In the way of good news, it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL out there. Bright sunshine and 68 degrees, going up to 77. Far better than the 36 degrees and rain of a couple of days ago! But heavy storms are moving in from the northwest and are as close as Chicago, so we'll probably be hit in the next 3-4 hours....
Re: The Rumpus Room II The storms have crossed the state line and they contain severe storm and occasional tornado warnings (all radar-indicated; no confirmation of any touchdowns). Just watching the sky ever-so-slowly darken....
The storms have crossed the state line and they contain severe storm and occasional tornado warnings (all radar-indicated; no confirmation of any touchdowns). Just watching the sky ever-so-slowly darken....
Re: The Rumpus Room II I’m glad for you, Lis. The Midwest weather was on the news once again today. We on the east coast always keep an eye out for that, since we often get it later. If we’re lucky, the storms will have weakened by the time they have reached us.
Back feels better. My personal trainer suspects that last week’s session may have had something to do with it, and adjusted today’s session workout accordingly. Trying to get into better shape can be painful at times.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Well, I spoke too soon. The next round of storms is coming with solid lightning going from western Ohio all the way back to western Iowa. This should be fun. I LOVE a great lightning storm at night. Just not twirly winds.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Greetings my friends. Not much happening today. I am working this evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. i have to do some shopping at the market, and down at the docks to buy some seafood off the boats. Mainly to get ready for our four generation Sunday dinner. As Sunday
Ius the only day that we are all free. The usual suspects are Mamma, Becky, our oldest daughter, son-in-law, our two Granddaughters, occasionally my sister and brother-in-law. And every once in awhile our youngest daughter and son-in-law drive down from Graz. Even though she is 90 years old, my mother seems to shed twenty or more years at each of these Sunday dinners
Weather report: 18*C (66*F), sunshine between scattered clouds, no wind to speak of. Pleasant enough. However the ten day forecast is anything but pleasant. Six consecutive days of rain (8 of next 9 days) begins tomorrow. It appears that the monsoon season is descending upon the Adriatic. Damned climate change!
I will have a glass of Terrano with my early lunch, please.
Have a great day folks.
Long live the Free Territory of Trieste (1947 - 1954)
Re: The Rumpus Room II Good morning, all. We have 54F with light rain, heading for continued light rain and 60F. Our forecast calls for a chance of showers every day through next Thursday, so evidently we're trying to emulate Trieste.
I don't know of anything happening today. I guess I'll just watch it unfold.
Re: The Rumpus Room II I was feeling so efficient. Went to Safeway early, when not many shoppers were out. Got everything on my list without even looking at the list. Drove home in record time, catching green lights all the way. Went to put away my Safeway card and debit card, and ... You can guess.
When the man at the customer service counter returned my cards to me, I said, "If you find my mind, call me."
Gloomy out, but the rain has been soft sprinkles. It was nice, walking across the Safeway parking lot, twice.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Aw, Belle, you'd made it all the way home! I'm sorry you had to go back....
My brother is engaged! They've been dating for a bit over two years, since shortly after his divorce, and she's wonderful! Wedding a bit over a year away....
His son is passing through here for lunch in a little bit. The son goes to college in Colorado, and he's driving home to Massachusetts for the summer. Mom is SO excited that he's coming, too! So sweet of him to choose a little bit more extended route so he could see us.
Meanwhile, I'm STILL down with this stupid intestinal bug. Darn it. So "lunch" for me will be a lemonade or something. I told Mom I didn't think I could leave the house, and she was so disappointed.... So I'm just hoping for the best, and if I have to leave, I do.... Darn it. I had to cancel out of the high school's senior recognition evening tonight, and I HATE to do that.... It's always SUCH a nice ceremony....
The storms last night all stayed well north of us, so I couldn't even see lightning in the distance. Sounds like we're in an active pattern, though, and we're bullseye for severe weather Sunday....
Re: The Rumpus Room II Weddings are like New Years, aren't they? We're all so happy for people who find "the other half of their apple," as a friend of mine put it.
I was sorry I had to go back too, but I must be channeling Pollyanna today because all the way back to Safeway, I was feeling happy that I hadn't left one of my cards at Costco, which is way over in Burlington.
I've been thinking about your bugs, Lis, and I'm come to the conclusion that the way to get rid of them, once and for all, is to move from Indiana to Western Washington. Your mom would like it here.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Well, saving all of that driving is DEFINITELY a plus! I kinda like the Pollyanna in you! I've been accused of having one, too, but I try to keep her corralled.
Belle, I came THIS close to moving from Indiana to the Bellevue, Washington area about 20 years ago. I had even accepted a job offer at the high school there, thanks to Robbie's help. But in the end, we didn't go. One of my two worst regrets of decisions in my life.
I was bitter for a lot of years. But then somewhere on the internet, I read the phrase "Bloom where you're planted." So I decided to do that, and things went much better from there. Okay, Pollyanna, go play in your room now, LOL.
Re: The Rumpus Room II You do a lot of blooming, Lis, but you pay for it too. I am in awe of people who can live in places like Indiana. I shudder to think of the screeching creature I would be if I had not escaped East Texas. And not because of the heat.
Re: The Rumpus Room II I remember that, Robbie! (And she's not kidding, Belle!) Major, major mistake in my life to stay here. But...a lot of things worked out okay.
Yeah, Belle, we were talking about that with my nephew at lunch today. There are times I just want to scream at the ignorance -- and the level of ugly bullying that comes with that ignorance. It bothers me more that Andrew recognized early that as a liberal, there was NO path to a career for him in this state -- and he had to move away to make a difference. There just isn't any room at all to attempt to bring about change. And I'll just take a long sip of my Lisberry margarita before I say anything TOO political. Not talking politics; just lamenting my son's need to move. But yeah, I understand what you mean, Belle. I can stay indoors from the heat, the cold, and the grass (unless the twirly winds take my house away). But there's no staying indoors from the redness around here. *Another long sip*