Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday ramblings... tea, Ghost, and more pumpkins!
Sitting here on my bed drinking a cup of peppermint tea and multi-tasking... meaning I'm also reading a mystery novel, knitting, and texting with a friend who is house-bound due to ankle replacement surgery. Ghost usually keeps me company...
DH and I were up early Tuesday morning in order to run a few errands. We went to the cleaners, dropped one car off to be inspected, went to vote, then did our *walk about* at the mall... yes, the mall with all the pumpkins I mentioned in my previous post. Here are more pictures of the abundance of pumpkins there:
I told you... they're everywhere... all colors and sizes! DH and I were wondering just what they did with all of them after Halloween??
In this last picture you can see one of the ponds where there's usually ducks and/or turtles. Right now there are turtles (Red Sliders I believe). Most were in the other pond that is connected under the bridge you see on the far left of this top picture.
We also received NEWS yesterday about a new Ebola specialty facility that is being created at one of our area hospitals. I don't know much, but from what we hear it is is to be another one of the CDC Special Ebola Centers... similar to the ones in Atlanta, Maryland, and Nebraska. Since it is basically *in our backyard*, we naturally have mixed feelings. First feelings were OMG, then... well, we certainly need more hospitals that are trained and equipped to care for Ebola cases.
Since it seems that we may have things under control at the moment in Dallas with the first group of quarantined and self monitoring persons deemed well, we are only waiting for the second group to have the same outcome. So possibly we're on the right track in our ability to contain this issue. Let's hope and pray that this is true.