Is it just me or is that a rather lewd picture? Lewd or not, that's the latest from the National Hurricane Center. My adored meteorologist, Rob Nucatola, hasn't reported in this afternoon except to do a short video on what the "cone" means in all of these predictive graphs. What it means is, is that anything in the cone and oh yeah, outside it but nearby can be the actual path of the storm and where it could cause the most damage.
I'm not worried for us here. I am somewhat concerned about the Weatherfords. Vergil rented a car to drive down to Orlando today and Jessie's plan was to head down tomorrow with the boys to join him after Levon and August get out of school. I don't think she's made a decision yet about whether or not to go. This is a huge big deal for those little guys. A trip to Legoland is about as good as it gets for kids who play with Legos all the time, who read the books (yes, there are Lego books and they are terrible), and who have a play room basically filled with the little plastic blocks and all of the accouterment. Plus- going off with Mama and Daddy to stay in hotels! The glory! The joy! The TV right there in front of the bed! They would first stay with Vergil in his fancy Orlando hotel and then the hotel at Legoland and I just googled that place and it's...well...my personal nightmare but if I were August or Levon, I would probably rather go there than heaven where they probably do not even have a water park or a Ninjago World.
So that's all up in the air.
Speaking of being up in the air, Mr. Moon got up at four this morning and gave me the sweetest hug good-bye and headed off on his journey. He had packed the car last night and was ready to go. He drove to the Weatherford's and St. Vergil gave him a ride to the airport. I woke up hours later to a love note and a hot pot of coffee. He called me when he was in Seattle and he should be in Canada soon. He said that all was well.
My hip that I got worked on yesterday has been sore as hell which is to be expected and I decided that I should take a walk. All weekend, Vicky and Mary kept saying, "Motion is Lotion!" when anyone would complain (even them) about joint and muscle pain. Mary has been a fanatical work-out person, biker, runner, you name it, forever. She TEACHES Boot Camp, y'all. And Vicky is obviously in excellent condition, goes to the gym, bikes and is an NP in an office where she spends her days diagnosing and treating different sorts of pain issues, I do believe. She sure knows a lot about the subject, I'll tell you that. So I trust them on the "motion is lotion" thing although it seems to me that the more I exercise the more I hurt and I brought this up with Vicky and she agreed that yes, this can be the truth BUT, ya gotta keep doing it anyway because if you don't, I guess you'll lock up and die or something BUT as I told her, it is not very motivating when it comes to exercise.
So all of this is to say that on top of knowing that I needed to move, I had the "motion is lotion" thing in my head so I took off down the road. The Lloyd Woman's Club, which is on my route and which is a voting place, had cars parked all in the yard and across the street too. I did not know whether to be cheered or discouraged. But I suppose that overall, the very fact that people are voting is good.
I just hope (oh please god, oh please god) they aren't voting for the Trump minions.
It has been a beautiful day here, a tiny bit cooler and less humid. Glen said that we got a pretty good rain while I was gone but everything is still so shriveled and crunchy.
Yes. I am still obsessed with Mormons.
No, I still have no idea why. This series though, is about two women who were good Mormon girls, good Mormon wives, who met and fell in love with each other. Pretty emotional stuff.
Not all of our familiars are affectionate and that is okay.
Maurice looks so nice today. No nicks or dents from Jack. All her markings are perfect.ReplyDelete
Please tell me, was that the color of the towel when you got it, or have you washed and bleached it to it's natural state? In either case, my heart goes pitty patt that you use it so well. Thank you.
The color of the towel was teal when I got it and yes- it has been used, bleached, washed, used, bleached, washed...and so forth. I love those towels. Thank YOU!Delete
I never bleach mine, they get washed in hot soapy water, well rinsed and come out fine. I wouldn't want to lose the lovely colours. I've never in my life bleached towels of any kind. Is that just an American thing?Delete
Is Mr Moon going to see Nurse Pixie who resides close to Edmonton? You could have gone too! No "water park or a Ninjago World" in heaven? Hell, I might as well do some bad stuff and spend eternity with Satan.ReplyDelete
No, I do not believe that Mr. Moon will be meeting up with Pixie unless by accident and who knows? Crazier things have happened.Delete
I will save a seat for you at the pub in Hell, Mr. P.
That is a very graphic hurricane graphic.ReplyDelete
The pine cone lily leaves are lovely- they would make great graphic for panels of fabric! Alberta- brrrr- Four Strong Winds!ReplyDelete
My neighbor started walking seriously every day no matter what when she started to become crippled. She is in her late eighties now and danged if she didn't walk that off! Her feet are straight, her knees bend and she can march right up the hill like it is flatland! It is never easy- she just does it! I am full of awe! So, yes, your pals are correct- I would need a lot of dangling carrots I reckon. Or a dog.
Your telling me about your neighbor is very good motivation. Okay. Sigh. I can do that too.Delete
I can testify that Edmonton is indeed cold. Right now it's -19C in our yard and I still have to go out to get gingerale, the big guy is sick now.ReplyDelete
My first thought of the top photo was a penis with balls, so you're not the only one who thought it was lewd:)
I'm still getting on my stationary bike, going further or longer I guess and getting my heart rate up most days which is good.
Have a good day tomorrow. Hope Mr. Moon brought good mittens and a good hat.
Yes. From the reports I am getting, it is pretty darn chilly, especially for a Southern guy like Glen is. I, too, hope he has enough cold weather gear. I think he does. But who knows?Delete
I'm told there was a snowstorm in Edmonton yesterday. Calgary, too, skiing pictures from there! Mr moon is welcome to it.ReplyDelete
I like the motion is lotion idea. I walk daily, stairs, all that. Then my back feels fine. I think there's something in it.
And I think there are different sorts of pain-causes which react differently to exercise. I don't know enough about it to even begin to understand what it is I have. I know I've injured that hip more than once. Pretty bad falls. But yes- we have to keep moving or one day we won't be able to.Delete
Your last statement about the 7 degree temp made me laugh out loud! Thank you!ReplyDelete
In terms of hip pain. Have you had a hip x-ray? If it's bone grinding on bone...motion IS NOT lotion! I try and walk daily. About a mile is all I can manage d/t osteo in my lower back/hip region. Plus, I have a tilted pelvis
and one leg is shorter than the other. Jesus! I'm a hot mess.
I have not had a hip x-ray in many years. I had one back when this started which was probably about thirty years ago and nothing showed up then but of course I'd be a fool to thing that nothing's changed in those decades. One of my legs is a tiny bit longer than the other, too. And like I said above, I have injured that hip rather badly several times.Delete
We are all hot messes, John.
We sometimes have overnight temperatures of 7 but that's 7C and not 7F which I believe is much colder and I think I would just curl up and roll right back to where it is warmer! I believe walking helps and I know I should be doing more of it, but like anonymous says, have the hip checked in case you have bone-on-bone. If not, keep walking.ReplyDelete
Thanks, River. I just looked up what 7C is in Fahrenheit and it would be around 44.6 degrees for us. So yeah- BIG difference.Delete
We should ALL be walking more, I am sure.
Maurice for president - female like Nancy Pelosi and AOC, orange like you-know-who and from Florida like the current governor ... bipartisan acceptance guaranteed :-)ReplyDelete
My fingers are crossed for the primaries! Solidarity from Switzerland a
Thank you for the solidarity! I just feel like the whole world is looking on us in horror and wonder. Truthfully, many of us who live here are looking at what's going on here in horror and wonder.Delete
I shall try and move more but it's heating up now. I think I'd like to be where Mr Moon (and Pixie) are.ReplyDelete
As a mother of three boys the hurricane image didn't phase me in the slightest. They were all over the place when the lads were living at home.
Oh, there wasn't really anything lewd about the picture, it just amused me that it looked so much like the male genitalia. And yes- you are right about little boys and their penises.Delete
Pennsylvania pulled back from the far right precipice. I stopped dead in my tracks when I heard that on the news this morning. Tim said, "Didn't you hear me last night when I came to bed and told you?" I hadn't. He said that I was pretty happy about the fact even sound asleep.ReplyDelete
Haha! Yay for Pennsylvania! Florida is as dumb-ass a state as it ever was and growing more so by the minute.Delete
Edmonton?! Is that his ultimate destination? (Well, woods near Edmonton, I assume...he's hunting, right?)ReplyDelete
It looks like the elections are shaping up fairly well, actually -- better than I thought they would be. Lauren Boebert might even lose her seat! Wouldn't THAT be a blow to the Trumpers?
I like the fact that Maurice follows you around. That's her brand of affection, I guess. :)
Well, somewhere north of Edmonton, I think. A cabin in the woods is indeed involved.Delete
I don't think the Boebert race has been called yet. Keep your fingers crossed!
I don't know if Maurice is showing me affection or is just curious about what I'm doing or perhaps she thinks I'm such a dolt she needs to keep an eye on me. Whatever, I enjoy her company. I mostly have to pretend I do not see her though.
I am glad you are enjoying your "me" time at home. I hope you have no trouble with Nicole.ReplyDelete
Hope Mr. Moon is warm and safe in Canada.
Still counting votes... but happy results in lots of places! I am lucky that Illinois is usually Blue! :)
You are VERY lucky that Illinois is usually blue. Florida hasn't been Republican since the days of George Wallace, I think. Oh god. It's so depressing.Delete
Motion is lotion right enough but older people often have other issues of wear and tear. Physio's and other experts sometimes forget that. Always best to listen to your body a bit as well..ReplyDelete
You're right, Jenny. The problem is, my body always tells me it's tired and the joints hurt and that I shouldn't exercise. It's a lazy body.Delete
Glad the Storms aren't causing issues for you. One of my Best Friends has a Daughter in Florida and she lost everything in the last Hurricane, so to endure another so soon would be heartbreaking, they haven't recovered from the last one. Love the images of your Home and Garden, I'm having Banana envy, I'd love to try to grow some since they can grow here, but probably with more work than it requires in a Tropical climate.ReplyDelete