Life around here doesn't seem to want to settle. Once I start dealing with one thing (allergies), up pops another. I found out on Monday that I possible have mild COPD. How did that happen? I have never smoked and haven't been around smokers for 3 years. However, before that point, I worked in a lumberyard where everyone (employees and customers) all smoked and there was very poor ventilation. (Picture really old buildings, only room air conditioners, etc.) The Hubs reminded me that I also grew up in a house of a smoker and that he smoked when we married. BUT, if I truly do have COPD, I lay it totally to the lumberyard job. I have an appointment on Thursday with a lung doctor to find out what's going and where I go from here.
I spent part of the day Monday wandering around town taking photos of the changing trees. This is one of the loveliest falls I have seen in quite a long time. The trees are gorgeous; reds, oranges, gold. Oh the beauty of the fall season. All of these photos were made either near or in cemeteries! We have lovely old trees in the older cemeteries around here and they have the best color. The next to last photo is of a tree in my backyard. It is getting lovelier every day.
Unfortunately, after staying outside doing the photos, I came home coughing. I do not like having my doors and windows closed when the weather is this glorious so I opened the patio door and a window in the living room just to have the fresh air flow through the house. Since I was already coughing, I didn't think much about the increased coughing; but then I decided to close the window in the living room. Within 2 minutes I had almost stopped coughing. This really stinks!
Oh well, on to better things. When I picked up the mail Monday, I had a package from Tasmania! I had entered a give away on Mel's blog and got the cutest Christmas Heart Coaster/ornament. I also got a really sweet card with a Tasmanian Devil on the front. You know, he doesn't look anything like the one on Looney Toons! What do you think? Isn't that the sweetest heart? How about the Tasmanian Devil? I am so tickled to have received this. I love these give aways.
I'm also moving along on Jellybean's blanket. I'm onto the fourth round of colors. I don't know how much bigger it will be. I will probably just crochet until I run out of yarn; yep, that sounds like a plan. : ). I don't know how I managed to get to 61 without ever using stitch markers. I bought some a couple weeks ago to help make sure I have the right number of stitches when I change yarn and these things are fantastic!!!! Just goes to show, you are never to old to learn!
I'll be back on Friday so tell you about my doctor's appointment and post pics of the baby blanket. Have you heard about Katherine's Christmas Swap? You can join by going to her blog or by going to her Facebook page. I'm really excited about this one. Snowflakes, who doesn't like snowflakes? AND snowmen! My very favorite!
As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.