Tag Archive | fall

COVID Diaries: Day 585

I’m currently experiencing the beginning of a “bomb cyclone” that is supposed to be roaring through the Pacific Northwest today through Tuesday.  I’m not sure what a bomb cyclone is, but it is apparently going to be the worst one we’ve had since the early 1980s.  Now depending on which news source you read, it apparently started on Thursday and is a series of “bombs,” or is that cyclones?, raging through.  So far at least, I would describe the last few days as pretty typical of fall in the Northwest.  We got some rain, we got some wind, but I was outside both Friday and yesterday and it seemed like a perfectly lovely fall day. 

Unfortunately all this talk of the bomb cyclone put off my Sunday Funday, because you know, the entire coast was supposed to be underwater and buffeted with near-hurricane force winds.  What we have right now is rain and a bit of wind.  I walked to the grocery store and got soaked on the way back, but the walk there was calm, and almost sunny.  So I guess with the arrival of the rain it is probably a purging and organizing, and puzzle type of evening.  It’s hard to get motivated through the drizzle.

I just have to reflect on my Sunday Funday a few weekends ago, when a friend and I went down to Whidbey Island and did some agate hunting, and I found three! We sat and talked and then went to the little town of Coupeville and poked around in the shops and got dinner at a Tavern nearby.  I got some photos of the gulls too.  It was such a nice day! 

In good news,  Yellow had his follow up appointment with the vet on Friday, and they pulled out his remaining staples.  His wound is closed!  Five long months, and I KNOW that he was just as tired of it as I was.  Even though I explained to him that he doesn’t have to go back for a while, I’m not sure he really understands that.  He did forgive me though when I gave him some wet food.  He really is settling in well here.

 

Of course, Cora is doing great too – she is happy and healthy and just wants Yellow to play with her.  He’s not ready for that, but he does let her lick him, until she gets rambunctious.  

I think it is time to start a new puzzle.  I’ve been pondering a lot on what’s next in my life’s journey and getting things sorted out.  A little down time couldn’t hurt.

 

 

 

COVID Diaries: Day 199

Well lookie there, we are almost at 200 days of this “new normal.” Blech.

I went clothes shopping in the new normal last night. Which consisted of me buying four pairs of jeans, taking them over to my friend’s house, which is closer to the store, trying them all on, and returning the other three to the store. Someone please tell me how this makes sense.

It has made for some quiet weekends and busy work weeks. I did have a great little day trip over to the island with a few girlfriends on the last weekend of summer. The boat ride was incredible, the weather was perfect, and we had fun poking around in shops and laughing so hard we cried. We even saw porpoises from the boat! Girlfriends are the best.

Then the weather turned to fall with a vengeance. High winds and heavy rain for several days. Fun. It did clear out the smoke though! In the last couple of days the smoke has closed in again, but not to the same degree. There’s hope that it will go away starting tomorrow. It irritates my eyes and my throat…

I’m definitely not ready for winter. With everything being so messed up this year, it feels like we shouldn’t even have to count it! We should get to skip winter and start in the spring! It seems like a good idea to me, but I doubt I’m going to be able to get this plan off the ground.

At least it is the weekend!

September Do-Over?

September is generally a fairly dry month in the Pacific Northwest, with dry, sunny weather that lasts long into fall, even as the temperatures drop.  Not so this year.  Seattle’s monthly September rainfall averages 1.5 inches, but this year, we have already seen 2.77 inches of rain (as of September 23).  That was several days ago, and it has rained quite a bit more since then.  So we have had double our annual average of rain this month!

I’m over it.  Done.  I’m not ready to jump in puddles or scoop up soggy piles of leaves.  I’m not ready for the eternal gray dreariness of winter.  I want summer.  Or at least a dry, sunny, crisp beautiful fall.  I want to hear the leaves crunch under my feet and see a blue sky above.  I want to feel the crisp air without raindrops soaking through my clothes.  Is that too much to ask?

To make it perfectly clear….

This.

Not This…