Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sleepy.......

so sleepy I can't stand it. I've been working a lot to fill in for vacations and that may be it or else its the weather change....but all I know is that I'm so sleepy lately I feel like I could fall asleep in the middle of a crowd. I've been going to bed earlier and earlier at night. I've even missed a few of my favorite TV programs that have started up this Fall because of my sleepiness. One good thing, I can watch them online through www.hulu.com if I miss them first time around. Last night I watched Medium and The New Adventures of Old Christine online since I missed the original showings. As usual, they were excellent.

On the home front, things have been quiet for the most part and that's a good thing. I'm trying to prepare for the upcoming winter in case its as bad as it was last year. The Farmer's Almanac states that its supposed to be BITTERLY cold in my area but not much snow. That does make me feel better....you don't have to shovel COLD. I'm buying frozen dinner type stuff a little at a time to put in the freezer downstairs. Frozen homemade bread dough (its really quite good) and also powdered milk....just in case the weather makes going to the store difficult.

I have to get my flu shot yet and also get my car winterized. I still don't know if I'm going to have a job next year or not. At first I heard that it wasn't going into the budget....then I heard it was. So I just have to wait and see what happens. It would be nice if I could work just one more year to get some bills paid off....but the thought of not having to get out in bitterly cold blizzards to go to work is also a nice dream. One good thing is that my work is only 6 miles one way from my house and the roads are usually well-maintained between here and there.

I've been reading The Help and its very good. Once again, fiction based on fact. My huge stack of books to be read is 29 books high as it is and then my daughter insisted I read a book she just finished by Philippa Gregory (who wrote The Other Boleyn Girl ) called The Wise Woman. Oh my Gawd.....it was a sit on the edge of your seat type book that was hard to put down. I read it in two nights. Not for the faint of heart.... there's lots of sexy passages, descriptions and acts, not to mention some witchcraft thrown in for good measure. Takes place in the 1500's, England.

So, I hope everyone is having a great start to Fall in your area. Here, the leaves are beginning to turn and that certain little nip is in the air. I do love this time of year.....just not what follows it!

8 comments:

Christine said...

I read The Help. Excellent book. I didn't know it was based on fact.

Cheryl said...

The leaves are just starting to turn here. We've had mild winters for the last few years. I hope this year continues the trend.

I haven't been in a reading mood. Not sure why I don't just pick up a book and go with it. I've heard a few people talking about The Help. It's on my list, that I might never get to :)

Golden To Silver Val said...

Christine: What I meant by "fiction based on fact" is that the time in history is fact, the civil rights murders are fact and the tensions of the era are fact...this is a fictional account of various characters during that time. Sorry for the confusion.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Cheryl: I have to be in the mood to read too...but it seems like I'm in the mood most of the time. I, too, hope you're blessed with another mild winter. The cold is enough to contend with as far as I'm concerned.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Fall is my favorite time of year too Val...I just love it. Leaves are starting to turn here too....gorgeous. I do hope you are getting enough sleep. I don't read much these days...not books anyway....lots of blogs though. Reading books puts me to sleep pretty quickly, and I never leave my computer long enough to even start a book. Take care sweetie...Love, Joy

Jamie said...

I am dreading the coming season too, but I sure do love this time of year!

I need to get back to reading...and I will check out The Help.

I hope your week is wonderful, and I am happy to hear that things are quiet on the home front.

Hugs. :)

forsythia said...

Think I'll look for The Wise Woman. I enjoyed the movie, The Other Boleyn Girl.

Gypsy said...

Well Val, over here it's Spring although you wouldn't have guessed it lately. We've had another burst of winter with lots of rain and cold winds, storms, hail...you name it. Of course I'm hoping the hot weather stays away as long as possible but I'm sure it will be here soon enough.