Friday, August 21, 2009

My Morning Off

Hi All!

I know that in the past I have said that I love storms and I still stand by that statement. However, what I do not like is waking up in the middle of the night because of a storm and then not being able to go back to sleep. That, my friends, is NOT a good thing!

It didn't help that Skor noticed I was awake (at 1:30 A.M.) and decided that MUST mean I was getting up to feed him soon. He checked in on me periodically by jumping on my stomach and then nestling next to my ear while purring VERY loudly.

Oh well!

At least I got to hear it rain. And thunder. And I got to see the lightning - which at one point reminded me of a strobe light.

And then . . . there was this.

Hubby's car is in the shop for some minor body work and he has been riding his scooter to work. However, due to the rain this morning and the chance of more later today - I drove him to work. I took this picture and the rest on my way home - when the traffic was much lighter and I was a bit more awake.

I will admit that the clouds are pretty impressive.

The other thing that was impressive was the temperature. Normally at this time in the morning I am out walking and the temp is already edging towards the low 80s! This morning felt heavenly!

Well, it felt heavenly except for the truck that was behind me almost the entire way home and its REALLY bright headlights. They didn't come out as bright as they really were in the picture but the camera flash did!

The dark clouds layered over the white clouds just looked so neat. If only there weren't so many poles around to get into the shot!

I got this shot in my driveway. It is still pretty dark out for the time of the day but looking out the window as I type this - I notice it is getting much lighter.

The best thing? We got an inch and a quarter of rain. I know this is a bad picture but . . . hey - I am still half asleep this morning!
On the kitty front . . . . Miss Cleo and Skor captured a chameleon last night. I think Miss Cleo found it first and laid on it. Then Skor noticed she had something and nosed around until Miss Cleo moved and revealed her "prize." It sort of freaked me out because Miss Cleo had obviously taken a little nip out of the poor little guy.
Luckily, Hubby came to the rescue and disposed of the critter.
Of course the cats couldn't figure out what had happened to it and spent the next hour looking for the thing! Too funny!
Miss Cleo is still in her polo shirt. I am on a quest to get "good" pictures of her in the shirt. I obviously haven't reached that goal yet but . . .

I am getting close!
I haven't done much about Skor's foot. I am cleaning it and spraying on antibiotics - which he promptly licks off. But, hey! He is still getting it in his system, right?
Have I mentioned how much I love my cats lately? No? Gee . . . I wonder why . . .
Also, I am going to have lunch with my friend, Donna, this morning. She has had a rough couple of weeks and is on a medical break from teaching for a week or so. I am looking forward to lunch and catching up.
I hope you have a super Friday!

Voice Update: I am really too tired to think about it right now but . . . it is still doing really well!

1 comment:

noble pig said...

Beauitful photos but ugh to the traffic!