Friday, October 10, 2008

Finally Friday

It's been a pleasant day here in Pasadena.  Probably about 78* at the most.  Last night it cooled down to the middle 60's and boy did that feel good for this sissy from the northwest!   I understand from my daughter the Seattle weather guys have put out a "frost alert" for Saturday morning. There goes my hanging baskets!

We took a ride to the Wal Mart over in Duarte, CA today.  Guess what dominates that whole back corner of the store ?  CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS !!!!!   I couldn't believe my eyes.  It seems they come out a little earlier each year. 

We had planned to go to the In-N-Out store over in Baldwin Park but the freeway was so backed up, we gave it up for today.

I'm feeling a little better.....I took the last of the Zithromax today.  I still have a horrible cough and am a little short of breath (so glad I've never been a smoker).  If that doesn't improve I'm going to have to go to either a doctor or back to the E.R. and get a Rx for an albuterol inhaler. I have one at home but didn't think to bring it.

Since we are not cruising next week...I imagine we'll head out towards home by the end of next week.  Bob is saying he wants to go back up Highway 101 on the coast.  I say let's just head up I-5 and get there but I'm only the passenger.  

I'm anxious to get home and get this journal transferred over.  I haven't even checked out any of your new Blogs because I can't save the links on a borrowed lap top.  Does that make sense ?  But when I get back to my own computer~watch out !!

I finished the Jan Karon book and have started reading Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks.  It is good.  When I get home, I'll want to see the movie.    Also, today at Wal Mart I bought the new book by Richard Paul Evans ~ Grace.  He is a great author and has a new book out every year at this time.  His firstbook The Christmas Box was read by millions and was also made into a movie starring Richard Thomas.

Last evening I was intorduced to my first black widow spider.  Hope wanted me to see it so I'd know what one looks like.  It was big & ugly and now it's deceased !!!!

Well, I hope everyone is doing well & you're all happily blogging away.....until next time       Linda

18 comments:

fasttrack58 said...

I was just at the doubleday website loading up my cart with new books for christmas, lol.....
Enjoy the drive home!!
Linda :)

helmswondermom said...

Are you going to be moving over to Blogger?  Leave a link if you do.  Here is my new blog address:
http://lori-dustypages.blogspot.com/
Lori

nanmm11 said...

Early frost, Christmas decorations and Widow spiders, oh my! lol  sort of like lions,tigers and bears, lol !! You've got it all and a coastal ride for beauty on the way home! What an adventure! The migration to Blogspot has not been without casualties!! lol Mine for one, not moving nothin!! I feel like we're a bunch of wild wilderbeasts in a stampeed!! lol  but those brave souls who have are hearty and I'm sure will make it to the other side, lol Wish you luck on that particular journey when you get home! lol
Nancy
http://Nancy-startingover.blogspot.com
P.S. Managed to get it set up over there but........ now confused as hell! lol

lv2trnscrb said...

you are having a great experience down here; black widow spiders, etc. sorry you got sick though :(

I was at Target the other night and saw decorations for Christmas; I think people think they need to get customers in the mood earlier this year because of the economy

safe travels! I'd be like you, wanting to get home, but that drive along the coast is an awesome one

betty

buckoclown said...

So sorry that the second cruise will not work out. Hope that the insurance will work out.

More importantly, I hope that you feel better soon.  

Last - America, stop the Christmas Decoration Insanity.  I suggest a ballot measure that prohibits any Christmas Decorations until after Halloween :o)

robinngabster said...

I read Nights in Rodanthe a few years ago and LOVED it. I hope the movie is good.

sdoscher458 said...

Glad you are feeling better, maybe you will get home in time to switch your blog over to blogger and that would be a good thing. Its not hard at all, they made it really easy...just go to magic smoke and the links are right there...be well love, Sandi

garnett109 said...

get well soon

sangrialel said...

I hope your cough goes away soon so you don't have to go to the ER!  Travel safe.  Linda

jjdolfin9 said...

Feel better Linda.  As for Christmas...I'm one of those annoying people who get done early (already done), but I don't put up and deco until the day after Thanksgiving.  Safe trip home.
Hugs, Joyce

domsmom27 said...

Hi Linda,  Glad yu asre feeling better.  I transferred my Journal ovr......that part was easy.    But I think I am going to have to ask someone for some help now that I am there.   oh well, so much for senior moments.    Marlene

carouselqueen70 said...

there are Christmas stuff being sold already here as well. It isnt even Halloween yet!! I am not ready for Christmas....hugs, Christine

jeadie05 said...

Yes they have Christmas stuff in shops here too sickening isnt it ? glad to hear you are feeling abit better keep it up ..love Jan xx

rgossett4195 said...

my daughter works for target and she says everything is out early to force people to buy early.  Do they think we are so dumb we can't figure out how to save???

guess not!http://everythingisgoingtobeallright2.blogspot.com/

rose

mariealicejoan said...

Glad you are feeling somewhat better Linda.  They have had Christmas stuff in the stores here as well.  It's crazy!  WE haven't even hit Halloween yet!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

oddb0dkins said...

Hi, glad you're feeling better. There's nothing worse than feeling ill when you're on holiday.
I hope the journey home is a safe and interesting one.

Have fun.

B. x

robinngabster said...

come home...

wwfbison said...

I am missing you too!  I hope you start feeling better soon.  Ewwww...I wouldn't have wanted to see the black widow at all!!!
Lisa