Good morning land lubbers and the like!
Well, baring any hurdles between now and tomorrow, we are going to be switching the light cycle on the ladies from 18/6 to 12/12. I asked a question somewhere else on the board and the general consensus seems to be that there is no real added value, or conversely, no detriment to the plants if you just do a quick flip compared to a gradual lowering of the light time over the course of a couple of days, so…since my motto has always been "just rip off the band-aid’, we are going to “just do it.”
The other big news in my life is this dang storm lurking down south. I have several friends who live in Ft Lauderdale (one of whom just lost her job, her mother died about 6 months ago and just 2 weeks ago her step-daughter hung herself in her bedroom at the family home) has decided to just tempt fate and “hunker down” during the storm. I feel so bad for this woman and she is such a sweetheart. But no amount of my pleading is working. I think she has suffered so much she is just letting fate determine what happens to her next. There is a saying in the widow community called “passive suicide.” This is, many times, the mind set you take when your spouse has died and you go through the whole why-am-I-still-here? questions. Then you think, “well, I don’t want to be here anymore. I won’t do anything to jump start the process, but at the same time I will not do anything to deter it either.” meaning you might start living life a bit on the edge; doing extreme things that might lead to your death. If you have a chronic illness, or get sick you don’t take your medicine or go to the doctor in the hopes that your I-don’t-want-to-be-here-anymore wish will be fulfilled.
Its a whole psychobabble mind trip (OMG I found a use for the brain emoji!!!) . Eventually most of us come out of it and realize that life is worth living, but it can be a dicey time. I think she is in that mind set. I know what it is, but there is nothing I can do to help her. She must find her way on this path alone. So I sit and because I am a worry-wart, I worry.
Now it would appear that Irma will make her appearance known to us here in Georgia on Monday. We will have nothing like what Florida is about to experience; what the Caribbean has gone through, but us rednecky-georgia types have trouble driving when there are clouds in the sky. I am not sure how we are going to deal with the projected 8 inches of rain and winds up to 60mph. One thing I am sure of, is that the schools will close - probably for the whole week, since, well, that is what they do when they have any hint that the weather will be anything but perfect. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a retired teacher and I fully understand the need to keep those bright young minds safe, but I have NEVER in my working life EVER experienced school closings on the scale that Georgia has them for virtually no reason. No wonder there is such a rash of illiteracy up here.
I would also put a bet on the fact that all the grocery stores are packed and that they are running low on things like water and diapers. Not to mention the run on generators. I wish we had a generator. <-----I typed in “generator” nothing. I typed in “engine” and got a fire engine so there you go.
Sorry for the ramble. I took a picture of the girls last night and am waiting for it to forward to my email so I can post it here. So lucky you! are being honored with a glimpse into my scary and fringy mind HAH.
I looked at my doggie last night, she has black spots on her skin that show through her white hair. I noticed some very interesting patterns. I saw a “Mickey Mouse” with one mutilated ear, a Black Moon Rising (between two mountains) and dog with a squished head and a big black eye. She is very interesting this little dog. This was just on one side of her, I have yet to examine the other side…(still waiting for the picture to load).
OMG I am watching MSNBC and there are a bunch of golf carts full of pink flamingos! LOL I know what you are thinking, NO I am not high. They are doing a piece on the zoos in Florida. Poor creatures have no idea what is going on, apparently they are relocating them to a safer place within the zoo…
OMG FINALLY! They have undergone a HUGE growth spurt since we transplanted them into their 5 gallon homes 1.5 weeks ago. Have a great Friday today! Please say a prayer for all those in the path of Irma…
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