I have a bit of comment thread paranoia. I know comments disappear all the time for technical reasons beyond the blog owner’s control but when it happens to one of my comments I always feel a little bad about it and wonder what really happened. And when it happens more than once on the same blog… Well, it could be a continuing technical problem or it could be that person only wants comments from a select group of friends or only from people who have the same kind of specialty blog. But if that was the case I would think the person would require sign in. So, just baseless paranoia I’m sure, probably due to my lifetime of almost always feeling a little left out. But still it leaves me wondering what to do. Try commenting again or just move on? I probably shouldn’t even say anything but I’m pretty sure that blogger doesn’t ever visit my blog so I feel fairly safe.
We finally have significant fall colors right now. Beautiful and yet it makes me a little sad because it means the leaves will soon all be gone. The leaves on our little maple tree dried up and fell off back in August when it was so hot and dry. I hope it will come back to life again next spring. We planted it a number of years ago (8 years? 10 years?) and now it’s getting to be a pretty good size tree. Having seen it grow from just a little twig to something like 12 feet tall I feel almost motherly toward it. In good years the leaves turn the most brilliant orange-red.
I checked the NOAA 3 month forecast. Thinking about last winter, I wasn’t sure I wanted to know but at the same time I just had to. I’m glad I looked because it’s at least partly good news. The next three months are supposed to be warmer than normal but precipitation is supposed to be below normal. That last part is not good. Another thing – I don’t know how they calculate such things but I’m wondering if this past year’s weird weather has skewed “normal” so that “above normal” will actually be at or below what I’m thinking of as normal.
On the other hand, if it doesn’t get a lot colder than it has been this month I won’t get to wear the winter stuff that I’m looking forward to wearing, such as my flannel shirts and my new boots. I’ve worn flannel shirts a couple of times on cold mornings and wore the boots once but it always warms up to near summer temperatures by noon. (That’s near normal summer temps not near this past summer’s temps, fortunately)
I need to get more dedicated to sewing – get things done, work down the stash a little bit – but I still feel more motivated to start things than to finish them. I decided that I must do some of the “rescue” work I’ve been thinking of – altering or re-making clothes to make them more wearable – but that’s not what I really want to do so I end up not doing any sewing for days at a time. Today I did let the seams out of a green and purple floral print flannel shirt that I haven’t worn in years because it’s too snug and also moved the buttons a quarter of an inch but it didn’t help much. There’s only so much seam to work with so I think I gained less than inch and I can more easily button it now but it still fits tighter than I would like. The obvious solution is to remove a couple of inches from myself but I’ve been trying to do that for years without any success.
And a few quick links:
Thornberry – a lovely sewing, quilting, crochet, family, etc. blog
Sew, Cook, Laugh – mmmmmm… recipes. It’s Australian so Americans will have to convert units but it’s interesting just to see what people on the other side of the world are cooking.
Steel wheeled bicycle – hmmmm…
MacQueBlogspot – Gardening, decorating, travel, south Georgia