Yup it is...the first of November ! Hard to believe, huh ? Seems like only yesterday we were all enjoying summer activities and my how things have changed in the last month or so. Of course there's always those people who live in climates where it's always summer. They can continue to wear their cut-offs and tank tops. While we here in the Pacific Northwest are in our long pants and fleece and sometimes still shivering.
I don't do Halloween, so about 5:30pm last night I shut the mini blinds, and turned off all the lights in the front of the house and headed for my room. I have a TV there and a phone and of course a bathroom so I was set. Gabi was thrilled that I was curled up on the bed reading and chatting on the phone. She starts trying to get me to bed about 7pm...so like I said she was a happy kitty. Several times I came into the living room and peaked out the window, only to see large groups of bigger kids roaming thru the park. They are exactly why I quit participating in the Halloween business and I felt sorry for the older residents who leave their lights on, thinking just little kids are going to come knocking on their door.
Today I have an appointment for a flu shot at my doctor's office. And then a follow-up at my dermatologist office. He's retiring the end of December, so was happy to be able to get in before he's home relaxing. But I have over an hour between appointments, so have decided to go to the hospital for lunch. My skin doctor is right across the street from the hospital so I'll be close by. But, this is the first time I've been back to the hospital cafeteria since I retired. So that should be fun...perhaps being able to have lunch with or at least see someone I know. I know Judy will be there sometime during the day visiting her daughter and the baby. Yes, as of yesterday her daughter was still there...her blood pressure still high. The baby is apparently doing well. "K" still hasn't been able to hold her but they were hoping that would take place the end of this week. And they have named the little one....Peyton Dakota. I knew they were going to use "Dakota" but they were unsure if it would be her first name or middle name. Anyway, Judy is aware of when I'll be there, so perhaps she'll even show up in the cafeteria about 12:15pm today.
Well, I'm off to get ready for my day...I hope everyone has a good day and don't forget to turn your calendar to November. Until next time....Linda