Monthly Archives: May 2022

A Financial Rabbit Hole

A Financial Rabbit Hole
Another windy day came and went, but today's felt like it was cooler and more dry. Shortly after arrival at office, I changed my clothes and headed out to get the last of my weed-spraying done before the wind grew stronger. As much as I dis-like using weed killer, I felt it necessary because of the number of Queen Anne's Lace and Deadly Nightshade … continue reading

Memorial Day of 2022

Memorial Day of 2022
What started out as a gray day with light rain, ended up being another sunny, hot and extremely windy afternoon and evening. Just while I was out driving from point A to B, I noticed several trees which had big limbs snapped off and blocking a parking lot and public street. As we all know, our trees can only take so much stress until there's a brea … continue reading

Putin and Rasputin

Putin and Rasputin
Another Sunday arrived which meant I had to get to my quite and darkened corner early this morning, just so I could have my contemplative prayer session completed before the the street noise started.This morning's session was longer, and mostly due to my having decided to do some additional internal reflecting which I believe is very important … continue reading

The Entire Band Festival Parade

The Entire Band Festival Parade
In spite of it being somewhat overcast early this morning, it started out to be a fine day, but as the sun climbed higher, the southerly wind started in, and by the time mid-afternoon rolled around, it was far too windy to be doing anything constructive outdoors.  I've decided to start placing big red "X's" on the calendar each and every day the w … continue reading

Junk In The Trunk

Junk In The Trunk
At last we finally had a remarkably beautiful day arrive which was long over-due. The streets and sidewalks were busy with pedestrians and vehicles the entire day. Of course the "carnies" and the vendors have taken over Central Park and the parking lots next to City Hall. It seems every year they drag those same old rides here that look like they c … continue reading

Very Good Bones

Very Good Bones
Another damp and cold one again today, but at least we started getting sun-breaks late in the day which will hopefully mean we'll have sunshine tomorrow. When visiting with a dear friend of mine this morning, we both agreed that these grand swings in temperatures isn't good for man nor beast. Hopefully it'll straighten out so we can have a slightly … continue reading

A Nocturnal Animal

A Nocturnal Animal
The rain we've been getting was welcome, but the low temps were not. I actually had to turn the furnace on at my office because of the chill. I can't remember the last time I had to have my office furnace running this late in May, and I'm sure Alliant Energy is happy about it because that means larger than normal bills we'll be having to pay.Be … continue reading

Uyghur Detention Camps

Uyghur Detention Camps
It was a bit warmer out today, and likely because the wind wasn't as strong as it's been day after day. From what I've been reading, we're going to be getting rain in the night and likely all day tomorrow, which is why I worked very hard at getting all my errands run today instead of waiting until tomorrow.From the time I arrived at office, I b … continue reading

320 – 1st St. NE, Unit 302

320 – 1st St. NE, Unit 302
We managed to dodge the bullet again with these over-night temperatures because when I left for work this morning, it was hovering around 35 degrees which was a bit too close for comfort when considering if it had dropped a degree or two lower, my tomatoes and peppers would've frozen. Hopefully there'll be no more close calls like that until the en … continue reading

Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d

Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d
In spite of it being chilly outdoors, and of course all due to that cold north wind blowing non-stop, I'd say is was fine day by me all the way around because I was able to get more done than I'd planned.Upon arrival at office, I quickly went to my little corner and got my contemplative prayer session completed, and fortunately I didn't have an … continue reading