Tuesday, September 4, 2012

~ Ramblings ~

~ I am so, so ready for this!  The heat and triple digits have returned to our area and I can't express in PG language how much I hate it.  Really, it's September ~ and I'm ready for cooler temps, fall TV, crisp mornings to walk & really enjoy it, soups, roasted veggies, cookies, breads, you name it. Pumpkins and the scents of autumn just make me so happy!

~ Hope that you had a fun Labor Day weekend!  I was able to meet a long-time internet friend in person. She flew into DFW yesterday and will be in Dallas all week on business. So much fun!

~ The political stuff is wearing on my nerves ~  hate all of the ugly stuff.  Personally, I know who I'm going to vote for and just wish the election was next week...not 2 more months of this stuff.  :/

~ My grandson is playing on the varsity football team at his high school this year and it's a thrill a minute to watch!  He's so fast and intensely loves it.  He won all kinds of awards in track so his running helps in football too.  I have to tell you that he described himself as "African American" on Facebook for a long time with no photos.  We asked him why and he said, "all the great athletes are black".  Kids!  :)

~ Haven't been able to finish the bedroom as the guy has not shown up to paint. :(  Even though I cannot reach the top edge of the walls, I'm about ready to try. I showed you a few things I wanted to add here.

~ Just had allergy testing this morning and now I'll give myself shots twice a week. This Dr is a specialist and is amazing!  I reacted strongly to trees, grasses, mold, cedar, dust, smoke, cats and, of all things, dogs!  He said the reason I had a strong reaction to dogs was that I was around mine...and the granddogs...all the time. I must keep a food diary and avoid certain things.  The latter will not be fun!  Ragweed is sooooo bad right now as well as grasses (some peak in Sept) and mold.

~ My granddaughter has decided to be a golfer!  Of course, I'll let you know when she goes on the PGA tour. :)  Honestly, I hope she enjoys it. The golf team has to be at the local course for their last period each day. She asked her mom if they were going to buy her some "sticks".  LOL  My d-i-l reminded her they were called clubs.

~ So many of you have scheduled blog posts and that's great. It's neat to have them to look forward to. I can't do it...and frankly, I really don't know how you do it.  You have to be extremely organized and energetic in my humble opinion.  Both qualities seem to be lacking in my retirement years ~ 

~ Not sure if I mentioned earlier that I got a new car. I absolutely LOVE it!  It's a black, Nissan Sentra with charcoal interior. I dislike car payments but the repairs I was having to do on the old one were terribly expensive and so frustrating.  I realized I was judging any errand or visit by distance, the heat and where I might be stranded. :/  It's been a month and I'm realizing I can just get out and go anytime ~ heaven!

If you've made it this far, thanks so much for hanging in!  What have you been up to?  I'm trying to be better about reading blogs and responding.  I honestly don't know where the time goes!


  1. Pat I typed a nice long comment and it disappeared. Still getting used to this new computer with no mouse, so far I am miserable with it, and wireless mouse is another crazy thing. But congrats on the car, we are still hot and humid here and lots of rain. I hope to have a post with my Target giveaway gift from you. It never made it out to the yard as I abandoned all yard work :( but I am enjoying it in my living room. If 2 posts show up from me, delete one! xo

  2. I hate the hot weather too!! A blog friend told me they are moving their evening wine time inside due to the cool brisk air. Wish WE had some cool crisp air!!!

    We are down here in Houston and the humidity makes it even worse than Dallas heat!

  3. I am so ready for Fall too. Only problem for me is when it gets cool out, I want to bake and when I bake I want to eat it...on and on it goes..ugh.

    Your grandson is hilarious!

    We need to get a new car too. We have been putting more and more $$ into car repairs and the dogs and I travel so much, well it gets scary, so I can relate to what you were saying. xo

  4. I feel for you with the heat...we have had high 80's and I find that miserable. And we have short reprieves every once in awhile, so we are lucky. I love fall for that reason. But summer is still my favorite season.

    I hope you enjoy your new car. I am buying one in February when my lease is up. I need to start looking!

    Have a great week, Pat!


  5. Congrats on a new car. We got one this past year and I hated to let my old one go...well, I didn't actually...MyHero drives it now.

    Our heat has been awful here, too, Pat but it is nothing like what you suffer through. I am almost ready for Fall.

    Blessings-xo Diana

  6. I'm not a fan of hot weather either. I'd almost rather have cold & snow.

    Good luck to both your grandchildren with their sports!
    Congrats on the new car...enjoy!

  7. Hi Pat,

    Such a wonderful update on you and your family. As you know I'm in NJ. Every September it's as if the light switch turns off and Fall is here. The leaves have already started to change and I need to get outside to rake. lol
    Your new car sounds wonderful! Enjoyed your sweet grandchildren.


  8. Congrats on the new car Pat! Sorry about the allergy thingy. I am counting down the days til cooler weather too.

  9. Suffering from the heat and terrible allergies here in West Texas, also. I had the allergy testing done about 4 years ago and they wanted me to do shots. I did not want to, having done them before. But, this year, I am rethinking it! We need rain to wash all this pollen away before I claw my eyes out!

    Longing for cooler weather and all things Autumn, right along with you!

  10. I'm with you wishing for the cooler weather. I want FALL right now!

  11. A rambling gypsy... that just seems to go together.


  12. Hi, Sweet Lady! I enjoyed reading this post and catching up with you. My youngest has decided to join kayaking. Reminds me of your granddaughter and the "sticks". :)

  13. Pat, You need to visit northern Michigan for that cool weather. It hit 49 degrees last night and the heat kicked on!!! I love the cooler weather so that is ok with me. The days are still sunny and in the low 70's, heavenly. Allergies are a bummer, I have many of the fall ones too. Congrats on the new car! It is always nice to have something new and shiny! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

  14. I agree about the political stuff. A few of my friends on Facebook were ranting this week and I almost blocked them. :o) Good for your granddaughter and the golf. My son was (and still is) a golfer. I started driving him to golf tournaments when he was 8. They were the best days. :o) Enjoy your Sunday...and thanks for coming over to enter my giveaway. I appreciate it!


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