Thursday, November 20, 2008

Weather Report and news at 11

Here's another photo-less blog entry... but, my almost 14 mile drive to work started out remarkable this morning: The roads were dry, no rain and there wasn't any FOG either! Boy, oh boy...

This afternoon? COLD AND DAMP... Actually, it's pretty nasty out there... But, at least I finally decided to start wearing a 'real winter coat' on Tuesday. Ok, it was the 5 minutes of sleet that we had on Monday morning while I was in line... getting my ID checked so I could come on base (to work) that might have had a little something to do with my decision that a cotton windbreaker wasn't going to work anymore as my outerwear??

oh, yeah.. snow is predicted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I think I'll make some soup this weekend and watch old movies and knit... on some of my Christmas gifts... which by the way... are now going to be far less knitted items that I had thought that I could manage... kind of like when you were a kid and you'd put too much yummy food on your plate and one or more adults would always say to you:

Your eyes are bigger than your plate. *Or maybe that was just in the south?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

News bulletin:

It was not FOGGY yesterday!

You might not realize how big that news is... but, I'm telling ya... we have fog so thick.. the phrase 'you could cut it with a knife' was probably invented here to describe the fog conditions. The fog will stay all day... ALL DAY... ALL DAY..

I took a train ride to the nearest city... Nuernberg (spelling probably isn't correct) yesterday... (Veteran's Day for the US Citizens working for the US Government here and elsewhere)

It was so nice to get out and walk about in a city. They were also getting ready for the Christmas Market that will open up soon-- they were setting up the stalls. I'm going to go back and check it out when it is open.

Still no Internet... I have been taking all sorts of photos that I will share when I can. I can't do it at the base library though.. which is where I'm typing this entry to let you know that I am still here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

apparently, if a spider bites you

and you are sleeping you don't wake up.

Yes, I have been bitten by a spider... during the night sometime on Friday... had a yucky, swollen, red, and red streaked arm... for the weekend... and now, I'm left w/ an ugy hard raised swollen bite area... w/ the brownish red circle around it...

SO, I am on my way to see a doctor to get it checked out. I'm sure it's fine... since, my arm would have surely fallen off by the 4th day (today) after being bitten- but, since I don't know what kind of critters they have here in Germany.. and I still have evidence of a bite wound... I thought that it would be a good idea to have a German doctor look at it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

raindrops keep falling on my head...

One morning this week, on my way to work, I heard that song on the radio... and yes.. it was raining at the time.

Still no Internet connection...

We had a mixture of snow/rain on Wednesday am....

My yellow mums, that I purchased for my front steps, are almost finished blooming... (photo on this site somewhere)

Looking forward to a day off from work on November 11... for Veteran's Day.

Did you go trick or treating on Friday?