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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gloomy

I swear, it's done nothing but rain here for weeks and weeks. I'm so sick of it. Everything is damp and nasty and when you factor in the short days with the lack of sunshine, I just want to curl up in a hole somewhere and sleep until spring. I hate this time of year even when it's not pissing rain every single day.

My intention was to buy Gregg a new tent for his birthday--he's missed going camping since our last tent got damaged--but the lack of appropriate weather for camping made him indifferent about shopping for one. We have a long weekend off coming up and had hoped to take the dogs and go spend the night at a local county park. Too bad. Not only is it far too wet out, but there hasn't been a frost yet and mosquitoes have been terrible this year with all the standing water. Snakes are a concern, too. Our vet told me he's seen 50 or 60 dogs bitten by snakes this summer, so until we have some real cold weather, we won't be going to sleep in the woods!

Since buying a new tent had lost it's appeal for the moment, I picked up a couple of books for small birthday gifts. I also picked up some fancy cupcakes at a local bakery called Sweet! .



My favorite. There's a dollop of salted caramel in the center of the cupcake.

We had a nice dinner and spent the day indoors because of the rain.

Gregg seemed a bit down all day. I think it's because his mom forgot his birthday for the first time ever. She has Lewy Body Dementia but has been managing fairly well, so I had hoped she would remember.  He didn't mention it, and I hated to bring it up, but I know it made him sad. It's terrible watching your parents grow old.


11 comments:

  1. You make your area sound quite charming; if the weather doesn't get you, the serpents will! Over here we are having an amazing autumn; lots of sunshine, and I've even unpacked my shorts and T shirts.

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    1. I'm longing for sunshine. It's been a terrible autumn here, beginning with the floods in October.

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  2. Send some of that rain over here, please - we've had an extremely dry year, and it shows everywhere. The last time it rained, it was a mere sprinkle, nowhere near enough to help the trees and fiels to get ready for the colder season (which somehow isn't coming this year - not that I'm complaining, I'm really not very good at all with cold).
    Those cup cakes look wonderful! I hope they made Gregg smile. Sorry to hear about his mother. Yes, watching our parents grow old is not nice and a topic very much on my mind these days.

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    1. I surely wish I could send you some rain! It seems unfair that anyone is suffering from drought when we have so much excess water this year!

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  3. A sad quiet day for Gregg. I understand his quietness. x

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    1. His mother always used to call him at the crack of dawn on his birthday to sing "Happy Birthday " to him. This is the first time in all the years I've known him that it hasn't happened. It's sad.

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  4. To cheer Gregg up, tell him about this chain of bakers shops that are on every British high street. Same spelling of Gregg too!
    https://www.greggs.co.uk

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    1. I will! Thank you!

      And Gregg is actually a Gregory. He's always spelled the short form with the extra "G" but I'm not sure why.

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    2. Gregory is one of my favorite names Jennifer.

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    3. Me too Rachel! And it fits him really well. :)

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    4. Hands off Jennifer's Gregg - Rachel!

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