Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hump Day In New England...

Woo hoo, its hump day! Its been a rainy week thusfar, though warm ... unseasonably warm actually. Yes, its Nov. 15th and the temperature read 59 degrees on my way to work this morning at just 8:15 am. I've actually only had to turn my heat on at home two or three days so far and boy do we New England-ers with friggin' stupid, overpriced electric heat love that! The sun started to peak out this morning... for about 10 minutes and then the rain came back. They say it'll be sunny later on ... New England weather for ya!

So anyway, I'm glad its hump day and the work week is that much closer to being over, but I must admit I was a bit sluggish to get moving this morning. Rainy, dreary days ... but much to my surprise, I bumped in to Bambi (otherwise known as a deer) on the way to work... just as I pulled out of the driveway and down the side street, there was the adorable little guy standing on the side of the road. So sweet ... he gave a glimpse back at me (I swear he winked!) and took off before I could snatch out my camera phone. A short distance further down I had to stop for Mr. Squirrely to cross (yea, so maybe I DID slam on the brakes a little... but at least there was no one behind me!). Then, as I was about to get on the highway (thankfully I only have to go 1 exit on the highway which is quite nice, my drive is mostly back roads), I spotted this out my window (excuse the bad quality pics - we're talking the measly little camera in my cell phone)...

Unfortunately you can't see the gorgeous, vibrant colors of this hot air balloon, but still... what a nice little surprise on my way to work... on a rainy morning (I'm guessing the passengers heard that same forecast about the sun coming out today ... hope they enjoyed their 10 minutes of sunshine in between drizzles... yes, we do love the friggin' ever changing New England weather - but I wouldn't give up New England for too many other places to live!). I usually see the balloons on my way home from work or on weekends in the summer, but hadn't seen this one before. Zeus loves to watch for them to go by the house while he's lounging outside in the summer ... yes, my dog actually stares up in the sky and watches for hot air balloons (say "where's the balloon?" or "where's the birdie?" - he looks up and starts jumping all around looking ... say "where's the snakey?" and he goes hunting, nose down to the grass looking -- don't ask!).

Speaking of the children, remember the photo of Miss Lola and her big stick from a couple posts ago (if not, scroll down!)... well, apparently those lovely big sticks outside aren't to her liking so much. She prefers a size 4 DPN... and yes, I made the trek down to AC Moore with my weekly coupon to pick up another set yesterday.... as I reminded myself "just breath" (at least what I was working on that night only required 4, not the full set of 5).

So, then the radio DJ starts talking about Turkey Day being a week away and what do I do? Pop this in to my CD changer...

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Yup, I've dug out my first holiday CD of the season and popped it in! Actually, I didn't have to do much digging, since I just got it a couple weeks ago... have to admit, I've always liked most of the BNL hit songs on the radio, but never really got in to them too much (or even realized half those songs were theirs!).... until we saw them live twice in two months! They did a free pre-race show while we were in Richmond in September and then we wound up with free tickets to their show at the Verizon last month. I have to say, despite a lot of really mellow tunes, they are a lot of fun live - very entertaining. I figured their holiday CD wouldn't disappoint in the entertainment / funny department and after only having listened to the first 1 1/2 tracks, I think I'm right!

So... now time to go home and dig out my other favorite holiday tunes... Trans-Siberian Orchestra being one (we're going to see live them next week too - should be amazing!) and Christina Aguliera's being another one of my favorites...

So the season is upon us ... and boy did it sneak up, eh? Well, back to friggin' holiday knitting... trying really hard to get enough stuff done up for the Holiday Open House at Jenn's on December 2nd (Heather is also doing this one) and realizing why people work on their stock for holiday fairs all year long and not a month prior ... oopsie! Live and learn for next year - that's for sure!

So happy hump day from a currently rainy New England... at least its knitting guild night!

I wanted to end with this mention of the Animals Matter To Me campaign and ask you to please take 2 minutes to visit this ASPCA link and sign your name to this petition (for those of you who aren't blog savy, simply click on the word on petition to link to the ASPCA site and info). Thank you in advance to anyone who is kind hearted enough to do so!

1 comment:

YogaGardenGirl said...

How was knitting night for you? I got a lot of knitting done and grabbed the new Interweave..nice! I LOVE hot air balloons and hope to have a ride in one someday!

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