October 8, 2010

Another Week Comes to a Close

  hat I thought was an allergy attack last week but it turned out to be a head cold. While the cold seems to be clearing up I am exhausted and headachy. Even the slightest exertion makes me feel like I need a nap. It is no fun getting older. You just do not bounce back like you once did. So there is a downing of EmergenC , echineacea and vitamins galore . The tea with lemon and honey drunk by the gallon too.
After having had pneumonia as a child, the cure sickened me more than the disease did. I have never handled colds well since then.

cedar water creek near me

The weather has calmed down and there are bluer than blue skies and sunshine along with lovely low 70's°F day temperatures and chilly 40-50 by night.  I have known it to be downright warm by October 31st. So hard to predict what will come though I swear by the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The Almanac has pages devoted to "best times" which tell you when to plant, reap, cut etc.
The cutting or pruning applies not only to shrubs and trees but to hair, nails and surgery!
I tried it out on the hair and nails and yes, if you cut them on a day when cutting encourages growth, it does promote fast growth. If you cut on a day that discourages growth, yup, you guess it, the hair/nails/shrub will grow much slower.  It works. It really does work.

Why?  Well....."There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet Act 1, scene 5

And indeed there are . 

Have a lovely weekend.


  1. Hello there !
    Today was indeed glorious , with lovely breezes that smelled faintly of autumn . Glad the dire threat is fading and you are beginning to feel better . Enjoy the tea , calls from friends and lots of rest .
    The new seasonal look of the blog is charming ! Love your art !

  2. Hi Annie;

    I'm glad It was just a cold and it's clearing up. I know what you mean about etting old. I'm there and have been for awhile. LOL!!

    I love the new look in here. I'm sure it's all your creations. Today was a lovely day here too but windy and in the 60's. I'm planning on taking my a/c out of the window and hope I won't need it anymore.

    It's been a long time since I read the Farmer's Almanac. I too used to follow it daily. Haven't seen one around here in years.

    Take care, feel better soon and have a lovely weekend my friend. Hugs


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