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Mumsimus Mentalities

Mumsimus Mentalities
I couldn't believe how warm it was outside so early this morning which meant it was above average all night. One would think being on the down-side of our month of September, the nights would be much cooler, but I'm not complaining.When I arrived at my office this morning, I grabbed a sold sign and drove out to the home I closed on yesterday an … continue reading

Neanderthal Bull

Neanderthal Bull
I don't think we could've had a more beautiful early Fall day than today with our warming sun and southerly breezes. Nearly everyone I came into contact with was more than pleasant, with the exception of a stone-faced clerk in one of our County courthouse offices. After having crossed paths with her a number of times in recent years, I swear her fa … continue reading

Ultracrepidarian Voices

Ultracrepidarian Voices
Yet an even earlier day began with arriving at my office long before sunrise, and glad for it because I had additional desk work to attend to as well as getting some bills paid which recently arrived. In spite of it still being dark outdoors, I once again found it aid in focusing on the tasks before me. I've always been able to work faster and oft- … continue reading

Name Recognition Spreads

Name Recognition Spreads
Off again to work I went with me, and all the earlier it could be, just so to get my morning personal calls made before the hour of eight arrived. There are several dear ones I try to catch up with on a regular basis, and since I've been on merry-go-rounds of ups and downs, I didn't consider myself in the best of moods to visit with them, but after … continue reading

Everything that Moves

Everything that Moves
If the sky wasn't so hazy, and likely being from all those California and Russian fires, I would've considered it a near-perfect end of summer day. I was a little late getting to the office this morning which put me behind on getting my Sunday morning contemplative prayer session completed. As soon as I was settled, I went to my quiet little darken … continue reading

Quietly and Freely

Quietly and Freely
My morning was even earlier than it's been of late, and mostly due to my needing to get some desk work done before my early appointment to show a home. I did manage to also get my office floors cleaned once again since I've been on a burn of late to keep it as clean as possible during these coronavirus months.Before sunrise, I went out and plac … continue reading

A Stupid Smirk

A Stupid Smirk
Let's keep these beautiful days coming so everyone can get outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmth while they can because in just four days time, we'll be at the Autumnal Equinox which is the official day of Fall's arrival. Even now we're seeing the additional shadows created by our sun's movement towards the southern hemisphere. Yes, it happens ever … continue reading

You’re Gonna get Eaten

You’re Gonna get Eaten
Another beautiful day in North Iowa happened and it looks like they'll going to continue on into next week which as I mentioned before, is going to be a blessing for our late gardens. While driving to work early this morning, there were at least ten deer grazing at the top of the embankments across the street from Elmwood Cemetery, which sent a bol … continue reading

Free for the Using

Free for the Using
Another early at it happened this morning and glad for it because there was more than enough to keep me busy until I had to be at my 9:00 a.m. appointment to show a home. I mentioned to a colleague some weeks ago that if I can't get as much as possible done before noon, my day ends up being a waste. I know some people waste most of their mornings w … continue reading

On a Slow Boat

On a Slow Boat
Oh what a beautiful morning it was with the most comfortable pre-dawn temps along with the serpentine ground fog slowly moving across our lowland landscapes. I'm eternally happy we're having these warm days because there's a great deal of catching up to do with our area's vegetable growers. The extended drought we had, set many of our late summer c … continue reading

Questionable Dirt

Questionable Dirt
It was another beautiful pre-Fall day in North Iowa, and I'll be happy if it continues on well into October. At least we're not having to water out plants every other day like we'd been doing for weeks on end now that our soil has been saturated by our many days of rain.My Monday morning was typical to where there were numerous emails to return … continue reading

Where we’ll be in Twenty

Where we’ll be in Twenty
Alas the clouds finally left us and the sunshine returned for our entire day. While driving in it this morning, it felt all the more glaring, but then realized I'd grown used to the many days gray skies.Once again, my first duty of Sunday morning was to get to my quiet corner and work at my contemplative prayer. Now that I've grown regimented t … continue reading