This is a picture I took outside yesterday. It's a dragon fly (we called them "mosquito hawks" when I was young) that was sitting on the bushes when I went to the car. We used to see them all over the place years ago. Now... not so much.
It's Saturday night... DH is watching football and I'm watching ""The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - not much on TV tonight. There is a marathon of "Murder She Wrote", but I've seen most of those. And actually I've seen this movie before also, but it's interesting... about a group of Seniors who move to India in an attempt to spend their remaining years with limited financial means. It's about acceptance and the ability to adapt. It's not a place where I would want to spend my advancing years, yet there is something about it that intrigues me. I especially like the young Indian man who owns the hotel and uses the saying, "Everything will be alright in the end, and if it's not alright... then it's not the end".
|one of our feral kittens laying on back porch
Our skunk has been back to visit quite a bit. It's usually late at night and the outside cats don't seem to mind... although they do keep their distance. There is a little possum that also comes by in the front each night.
Oh, I started driving again this week. I probably could have driven sooner, but since my left eye had it's cataract surgery, it's made me a little "off- balanced" feeling. However, it's getting better each day and I felt that the time had come. Anyway, I went to Barnes and Noble to get a new book since they had a 40% off coupon for their Labor Day Sale. I ended up with "The Dark Witch" book, one of a Nora Roberts Irish trilogy. And I met a friend for coffee at LaMadeleine's. And... the doctor's office called to schedule my right eye surgery - which will be in a few weeks.
Can you believe that the summer is over and September is here? The kids are back in school... and Halloween (and even Christmas in some places - like Cracker Barrel) decorations are beginning to show up. Funny thing is, I keep my "Merry Christmas" sign on the front door year round... (because I like it and also because I don't have any other sign to replace it), But recently I hung up a bat (for Halloween) beside it. It may not be seasonally correct, but my 3 year old grand daughter likes it!
On another thought, I read recently that in order to avoid dementia or Alzheimer's in old age, one should learn a new word in a new language every day as well as possibly learn a musical instrument. These things keep the mind active by making new neuro-connections (to put it simply). They also recommended certain foods... which is something most of us have heard before. There are no guarantees, but I think possibly it boils down to being willing to accept change and to never stop learning new things.
I'm OK with that. How about you?