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Helping People with Weight Issues

Helping People with Weight Issues
In spite of it being a cold morning, our sunny Fall day turned into one we'd normally find in September. I was shocked when seeing my temperature gauge reading 76 degrees this afternoon. I'm of the belief this global warming is taking place faster than the experts predicted, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's going to be some new statistics rel … continue reading

Like Biting into Little Rocks

Like Biting into Little Rocks
As much as I would've liked to sleep in today, and mostly because I was finally able to have a good night's sleep after two previous nights of restlessness and early rising, my schedule to play over at St. Paul had me up, out and off to office before the sun was on the horizon.Prior to seating myself at the piano, I had some scanning and emaili … continue reading

The Ones Suffering the Most

The Ones Suffering the Most
Due to my having awakened far too early and unable to get back to sleep, I ended up at office far earlier, and since I had research to do, I figured I might as well get working on it with the extra free time. When I don't get my normal amount of rest, what normally happens, is my being at the borders of slap-happy by the time the day is over, and i … continue reading

Freely Share such Experiences

Freely Share such Experiences
It looks like we may be getting a light frost in the lowlands these next two nights, so let's hope they're only going to be isolated in the really low areas because I'd hate to see all the Fall flowers getting nipped as well as our late gardens. If we can get past these two nights, we should have a good five days before another cold spell arrives. … continue reading

On Its Way to being Fully Eradicated

On Its Way to being Fully Eradicated
Slowly but surely, the nights are closing in on our first frost, an if I'm not mistaken, we'll be down in the 30's either tonight or tomorrow night. Most people don't realize that the coldest time of the night, is just before daybreak which makes sense. At least we had sun all day today which offered more picturesque views of our City and countrysi … continue reading

They Internally know their Days are Numbered

They Internally know their Days are Numbered
It seems this cooler weather has brought about a bit of a slowdown in our market these past several days for certain price ranges, and hopefully once everyone has accustomed themselves to it, it'll be back up to where it was. Fortunately there were two office listings that went under contract today, which means I'll be out beating the bushes for ne … continue reading

Since They Started Keeping Records

Since They Started Keeping Records
Our morning wasn't so delightful, but when the afternoon arrived, our sun certainly brightened and warmed things up. I absolutely love how the lowered sun creates an entirely difference perspective on how we view the out-of-doors. Be it the trees, the fields, houses and buildings, there's a distinct visual difference. I can't imagine anyone having … continue reading

Finding Oneself having been Shot Down

Finding Oneself having been Shot Down
After arriving at office before dawn, I wasn't sure what kind of day it was going to be, but soon afterward, a cool gray day arrived which wouldn't have been the my choice for the beginning of another work week. It was but one more reminder that many more cloudy and cold days will soon be arriving.After an extended phone call early this morning … continue reading

Don’t Fly such Flags unless they’re Flying Below

Don’t Fly such Flags unless they’re Flying Below
With it being another early and very quiet Sunday morning, I headed to office early enough to get my contemplative prayer session completed before I had to seat myself at the piano at the rear of my office and run thru the music selections I was given to play at St. Paul Lutheran this morning. With all the the commotion of this past week, it took m … continue reading

Something in a Ditch

Something in a Ditch
It was another early Saturday morning at office which allowed me to get some much- needed reading and research done, and since this week had me running hither and tither with all the extra to-do's I had for the first of the month, it was a welcome relief when able to get back to my normal pace. There are a few of my colleagues who seem to always be … continue reading

Far too Late to their Senses

Far too Late to their Senses
Fortunately the cloud cover dissipated and our sun returned to create yet another delightful Fall day in North Iowa. I'm continuing to hope we don't get a frost before my tomatoes and peppers are ripened. Every quart jar of either paste or sauce I get canned from those San Marzano tomatoes, will make for many good evening meals, and hopefully they' … continue reading

Did you Grow up on a Farm

Did you Grow up on a Farm
The rain we received today wasn't much to speak of, but the lingering gray skies aren't the most welcome after being spoiled with all the beautiful Fall sunshine we've had thus far. With this week flying by so quickly, I'll have to check and see what our weekend is supposed to be. Slowly but surely, I'm working at getting as much outside work done … continue reading