Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall and Other Stuff

The weather's turning!

We had a (hopefully) final heatwave last week. It was miserable, as expected, but now the weather's perfect, temperatures in the 60s and 70s, cloudy in the mornings, with at least an hour or two of warm sunshine in the afternoons, and the nights aren't too cold yet, just barely dipping into the 40s. I love fall.

To celebrate, I got a little pumpkin to put on the mantle. I'm not really a holiday decorating type of person, but it felt necessary to have a little bit of autumn in the house this year. It's not practical to do a jack-o-lantern out here, the animals, bugs and mold would make it disgusting pretty quickly, but I love the ritual, and the seeds! So, I also plan to get a big fatty misshapen pumpkin to do something fun with. I have a weakness for the misshapen ones.

We had a thunderstorm yesterday and are expecting some more activity today. I was just about to type out that it hasn't affected my head yet, but then I realized that it's rather early in the day to be feeling this nauseated and achy, so I guess I'm just getting better at ignoring the lower-level symptoms. Yay?

My neck has been really stiff lately, it's been getting slowly worse for months, and I've been doing some gentle stretches to try and loosen it up, but nothing's working. I feel like I'm losing range of motion and I think it's time to ask a doctor for help.

My classes are going pretty well. I'm not doing great on the poetry quizzes, but the discussions are a lot of fun and I feel like I'm contributing something to the conversations. The photo class has been good, it's only a two unit class but I'm really trying to use the opportunity to learn more and break out of my creative shell. As far as accessibility, I still don't have captions, and that's all I'm saying about that. For now.

I tried Vernon's Ginger Ale last week and it was disgusting. Not gingery at all, it tasted like perfume to me. My boyfriend suggested because the ale is barrel-aged, I'm tasting the wood. Ok, then. Thanks, Canada Dry, for not tasting like wood!


Migrainista said...

I can't imagine ginger ale from anyone but Canada Dry. Enjoy your fall!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Seagrams ginger ale is not too bad, but so far as I know in the major brands Canada dry uses real ginger. Vernon's is sugar water with ginger ale flavoring as far as my stomach and nausea are concerned!!!

I have been using crystalized ginger a lot lately - it works pretty good on travel nausea!!!

Photography should be a natural for you!!! Glad you are doing well!