Monthly Archives: September 2019

A Carnivore’s Evening Meal

A Carnivore’s Evening Meal
I'd say I was in a near constant state of motion from the time my car pulled up at the office this morning.  It came as no surprise because my appointment calendar was filled for the entire afternoon, while my morning hours were spent getting some much needed yard work done.  Even though the grass was wet, I plowed on in spite of it coming out of … continue reading

Fireflies

Fireflies
If there were ever a dead-ringer for a classic Friday the 13th, I'd say today will go down in history as one of them, because beginning at the first hour, I was a spectator of a number of unfortunate events.The first happening, was seeing what the back end of a concrete truck can do to the hood of a Ford F150.  The young owner of that sparklin … continue reading

A Pour-Over

A Pour-Over
Today's heavy rains came rather unexpectedly along with the amount received.  I guess we should consider ourselves lucky after hearing how much the Twin Cities received as well as today's news that Austin got majorly dumped on.  It's been a number of years since I've seen such downpours in the month of September.  I'll believe it when I see it i … continue reading

In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency
While in conversation today with an elderly client, she veered off the subject and mentioned how much she hates dark gray days like this because they pull her down if she doesn't keep busy, which is why she spent most of today working in her yard, flower garden, and chores around the house.  She went on to say she didn't even what to think about w … continue reading

In Restraints

In Restraints
Oh how I wish the remaining days of this year were like the one that just occurred.  There's no doubt the hurricane out East had an effect on our weather patterns here in North Iowa.  It was unfortunate I wasn't able to be out in it as much as I would've liked, but that's what happens when office work calls.  At least I did manage to get all of … continue reading

Privy to Business

Privy to Business
It was a typical Monday morning with phone calls to return, and correspondence to get out both via email and the post, and in spite of the interruptions, I was able to get more accomplished than I'd expected.I had another cancellation today, but it did get re-scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning.  That cancellation did give me time to go … continue reading

More Reverence

More Reverence
My biggest concern this morning was getting to my office early and practicing the music I was given to play for St. Paul Lutheran's Service which was at 10:30, and not having had the time to practice one particular hymn that wasn't the easiest, I worked on it as best I could for about an hour and then pretty much said to myself, "This is as good as … continue reading

403 N. Monroe Ave.

403 N. Monroe Ave.
Once again I found today that the best laid plans of mice and men do so often go awry after discovering that my 8:00 am appointment was postponed for another day.  Cancellations in and of themselves don't really bother me, yet often times it's a sudden change which causes that particular day's routine to be out of balance, and normally ends up las … continue reading

Without Fork or Spoon

Without Fork or Spoon
I'd say this week went flying by with there being only four real work days for most, and when looking back at it, I'd say there were five days squeezed into four, and yes, we've been blessed with very pleasant days in spite of not having enough moisture in the soil for this time of year.Isn't it crazy when remembering how much snow we had last … continue reading

Running on Fumes

Running on Fumes
Today definitely when whizzing by with the number of appointments and errands I had to run.  By the end of the day, I did manage to get everything accomplished along with visiting with several drop-ins which seem to always offer a pleasant break from the daily grind.It was a bit warm outdoors, and glad the wind was blowing so to at least give … continue reading