We are due for the first "hard freeze" of the season tonight, so get prepared to say bye-bye to any plants you might have outside, unless you decide to haul them indoors or protect them from the cold.
I'm kinda getting accustomed to "losing" things, so it's not that big a deal anymore to me.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with partly sunny skies, temps reaching to around 53 degrees (jacket or sweater weather to be sure), and some light breezes bringing down whatever leaves are still left on the trees.
Now, let's get that cup (or glass) of Friday Fortitude poured as we set out to see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First up the flagpole is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 11 -
---Today is Veterans Day
---And, it's National Sundae Day
Since it's week's end, let's take a look at what is observed over the following 48 hours:
NOVEMBER 12 -
---Saturday is National Pizza w/ the Works (except anchovies) Day
(I'm a traditionalist, so I'll pass before I puke)
---And, it's National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day
(sorry, my "soul" has lost it's appetite of late)
NOVEMBER 13 -
---Sunday is National Indian Pudding Day
There you go then...all you need to know. Stay outta trouble.
*** Next up, more protests over Trump's election victory (rolls eyes)...
Here's the story from FOX:
HALF the energy they've expended thus far while "protesting" and devote it to something MEANINGFUL and PRODUCTIVE, rather than playing "anarchist", this country could get back on course in a damn WEEK!
Just because you don't get YOUR OWN WAY, doesn't give you the "right" to burn and pillage major cities across this nation. Last time I checked the Constitution, everyone DID have the right to PEACEFUL PROTEST.
I mean, we're not trying to start a bloody "coup" here...or are they?
Such stupidity (funded no doubt by George Soros) is destined to fail...miserably.
But, it's the choice the majority wanted (and voted for) and so we suck it up and make the best we can of it.
The sun and moon will still cross our skies, birds will keep chirping and the morons will keep doing stupid shit. That's the way things work. Your job is to do and be the BEST you can, regardless of what transpires around you.
*** Next up, I've been hearing media sources state that Trump is this nation's FIRST NON-POLITICIAN to become president.
DO NOT KNOW what a damn HISTORY book is these days. And people actually believe what these "professionals" say...that's the real crime committed here.
Anyone remember the name Washington? What about Grant? Eisenhower ring a bell?
Or, let's try HERE:
Now, take away any and all who were LAWYERS (usually a precursor to political aspirations), and look at all those who were not formerly "politicians" out of the starting gate...got a good number, right?
*** Next, I spoke a bit soon regarding our leaf pickups.
NOT use the leaf-vacuum.
MUST be reading this blog...lol.
We even had a street sweeper follow up...that damn near blew my mind.
COULD have used the rakers and front loader on our main street.
Wonder why the change-up?
We still have leaves that have yet to fall...mulch for the lawn? Guess so.
*** Next up, so when you're feeling low over the loss of a beloved pet or two (and another potential pet that went missing for no reason), what is there to do in all that "down time" you have?
Add some "Kit and Kaboodle" to the bird seed (and bread) they're eating. Oh, and they like potato chip crumbs, too.
*** Last back to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...yes, today IS Veterans Day.
Actually, this used to be called Armistice Day (if you're as old as I am and remember that).
I was two years old when it was changed from Armistice to Veterans (thank Ike for passing that in 1954).
And, originally, it was always celebrated on the 11th of November, but in 1971, that was changed to being observed on the 4th Monday of the month of OCTOBER. I remember my Dad personally found that offensive.
Later, in 1978, it was changed BACK to it's original date in November. If the 11th falls on a weekend, then it's celebrated on the adjacent Friday or Monday, respectively. Dad never lived long enough to see that happen.
It was a decade of too much "change for change sake" (imho).
Still, we observe all those who have served in our military, living OR deceased.
And it's right and proper that we never forget to do so.
I believe that is all too obvious.
I think that every breath of air you take in this country will speak louder and with more purpose than they ever could. We enjoy OUR liberty and freedom because of THEIR service and THEIR sacrifice.
Therein lies the lesson for today.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.