Thursday, September 29, 2011


Yesterday we once more set out on a motorcycle ride.  Cliff needed to get some stuff at Scott's Bargain Barn in Excelsior Springs.  I've mentioned it in this blog before; that place definitely isn't a lady's idea of fun shopping, so I took my Nook along, and while Cliff meandered through the junk aisles, I read.  Presently I'm reading an excellent book that I checked out of the library's e-book selections.  Stargazer, a school teacher in the state of Washington, has reviews of books she's read on the right-hand side of her blog.  She highly recommended "Cutting For Stone".  Somehow I'm having trouble finding time to sit down and read it, but the two hundred pages I've read so far keep me on the edge of my seat, and I spend lots of time when I'm occupied around the house wondering what's going to happen next.  Between motorcycle rides and other interruptions like laundry and cooking, I'm just going to have to make the time.  One problem I have is that I can't read in the evening; even the best of books put me to sleep after 7 PM.  And of course this perfect autumn weather lures me outside often.  There's an idea!  I should take the Nook outside.  
After Cliff was done shopping it was lunch time, and the GPS directed us toward a Subway.  Unfortunately, there was a Chinese place in the same strip mall, so you can guess what happened to our healthy, low-calorie lunch:  it went down the tubes.  
After sinning eating, we went to Cameron to visit with my cousin and his wife.  

The leaves are changing color quickly.  We can see a difference every day.  

The autumn color is supposed to peak in this area around October 15.  

Mother Cat and her brood of two are staying in the barn most of the time, but sometimes Mom likes to try out my lawn chair.  We saw her carrying a mouse or mole to the barn the other day, and the biggest of her kittens practically fought her for it.  It's good to know they are doing the job for which they were intended.  When I go out to milk the cow, they lead me to the barn as if I might lose my way, and meow constantly until I feed them some cat food.  Then they get a drink of warm milk when I'm done milking.  


Hyperblogal said...

I hope you like your life as much as I do.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is the same here with the leaves changing. But we've not had many nice days as most have had some rain and after today we're to get much cooler. Those cats have got to be the best pest control you could get. Hope your Monday is a great one.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Opps! I don't know why I wrote Monday it is Thursday...well hope its a good one too!

Angela said...

That is one thing I miss in our neck of the woods... the changing colors. Sure, we have a few trees that change, but that will take another month or so and they're few and far between.

Lindie said...

I am going down to Branson to visit a friend in a week and can't wait to ejoy the colors on the way down and there. I read a lot and sometimes read all night so it doesn't put me to sleep! How nice that the cats get fresh milk!

Lori said...

It's a good thing those cats are there to make sure you find your way to the barn! lol