I woke up bright and early this morning determined more than ever to shake the feeling of melancholy that I have been experiencing for more than 6 months.
Since I have been feeling so down and rather blue I had not been able to write on my blog site for quite some time. Today is different. After writing last night I went to sleep and was able to rest so much better.
I had retired late last night after reading several blog pages on different sites. I may add that they were all very good and held my interest for several hours.
Now I find myself ready to sit down and start writing on my blog page again. I am so happy that the awful melancholy feeling that I was buried in under disappeared. I am hoping that it is gone forever.
Today is such a beautiful morning. The sun is out and it is unseasonably warm in the town in which I live. The state of Tennessee is very warm in the winter months. We only have at least 2 months of very cold weather down here. It starts in February and runs until the last of March.
Last year the cold stayed with us a little bit longer than usual. To long for me but then Spring was just around the corner as the old saying goes and when the cold spell ended the flowers started to bloom. The trees started sprouting their abundant green leaves. The birds seemed to all come back from farther south.
The beautiful red birds and blue jays are my favorites. The colors of these 2 birds are amazingly beautiful to behold. It is November now and I looked at the rose bush that grows at the end of the porch and I was absolutely stunned to see 3 blooms on that bush.
I cannot believe it. We just had temps down here last week of 29 degrees. I thought it had killed the bush but it certainly didn’t after all. I cannot wait for the last 3 blooms to burst forth in their brilliant red color in the next 2 or 3 days.
I am going to take a picture of it and share it on my page for people to see when they come to read what I have written here today. I may just come back and write several times. I am in such a vigorous mood to write and keep going. It is so nice to type though instead of actually putting pen to paper. If I had to do that I am afraid my arms would tire to soon and I would have to quit for a while.
Sometimes when I visit with my neighbors I just ramble on and on. It is a wonder they don’t get tired of me doing this and just tell me to keep quiet for a while so they can enjoy the scenery. I love taking a cup of coffee and sitting outside on the front porch early of a summer morning and just relaxing. It is peaceful and a person can actually sit still and listen to the sounds of the neighborhood waking up around them.
I will have to take a break in a little while here as I need to go to town to do some much needed shopping. The weather report said that the area where I live would be experiencing some severe weather today and tomorrow. Surely they must be kidding! In November. Who ever heard of bad storms blowing through in the winter time. But since it is the National Weather Service reporting that we will be having this kind of weather I guess they can’t be wrong.
I should be back home nice and cozy by the time it starts. Now that I have all of my bills paid I can put the extra money left over into my Christmas savings account so I can be ready to go shopping for presents this year. Last year unfortunately I was not able to save very much. I did manage to purchase all family members presents to go under their Christmas trees. I will be able to spend more on everyone this year.
I know it is probably much to early to be talking about Christmas shopping but I do know several people who live close by me that start buying presents in the summer. I never start that early but I may be changing my shopping plans and start much earlier. Maybe I will start shopping in April so I can be finished by November 1st of next year. That would be wonderful but I am one of those people who practically wait until the last 3 days before Christmas to do the shopping. How awful.
I do love going to the after Holiday sales though. Talk about getting good quality products cheap! It is a wonder to behold and actually experience going into a mall on the day after Thanksgiving and join the crowds and try to look for what you want to buy. I love the excitement that goes with the actual sale day. So exhilarating!!
I need to purchase a new printer this year. I was going to get it last year at the after Thanksgiving Day sale but I passed up the opportunity to do so. Regretted not getting a new one later on. Wish I had at the time. This year I am not coming home without a brand new sweeper, exercise bike and a new printer for my computer. Hope they have a sale on the printer ink as well and paper. Can’t buy a printer without getting the ink and the paper with it.
My little granddaughter Kristi had her 10th birthday Sunday. Her daddy made sure that her day was special. We had presents for her. She is such a beautiful child. She loves school and is learning so much. She is up at 5 every morning waiting on the bus to pick her up with the other neighborhood children.
She was on the A-B honor roll at her school this past month. I am so proud of her. She told me that she wants to go to college and become an Art Teacher. She loves to draw and paint. She amazes me. I cannot believe that she is now 10 years old and in the 4th grade. I know it won’t be long until she becomes a teenager. I told her daddy to watch out for the phone as he will probably have a difficult time getting to use it.
Well, I must stop writing for now as I need to get out and about and complete my shopping for today. I am making an old fashioned meat loaf for dinner tonight.
Keep blogging everybody.
See you later,