Random Thoughts Thread 2
The descendants of the Dustbowl (Uranus in Taurus) families that moved West to save themselves are now dealing with the fires. We had fires here in the past and the 24 hours a day of smoke gets to you, or at least it did me. I sincerely thought about driving to VA for a few hours just to breathe clean air.
The first job I had, I worked with an older woman from the Midwest, she said that her family had to have a rope from the front porch to the barn so that they could feed the animals without getting lost. That seems beyond belief that it was so bad outside that you could get lost in the yard.
I have been working on my video presentation. I am actually enjoying this, and now wish all assessments could be this way 🎬🎭.
My niece is expected to give birth by October. It is her second child and her first little boy 🧸 💕
The past two mornings, the sun was a visible orange-yellow circle in a gray sky. It’s smoke from the fires in the far western USA. The jet stream is carrying the smoke to the east coast. I am east of the Mississippi River. Usually I don’t look at the sun at all. It’s a bright beam of blinding light. I thought I smelled smoke yesterday evening.
If it’s surreal here, it must be unbreathable out west. My sympathies to all the people and animals that are impacted.
9 months ago the Sun started a new weather cycle called Solar Cycle 25; apparently it takes a few months to log a new cycle. Solar Cycle 25 will peak in ~July 2025 just as Uranus ingress Gemini.
Tonight I called to wish my dad a happy birthday and we talked a bit. It's been so long. Maybe since May or June when the family had Zoom calls?
Anyway, he's doing well. He started the day off with The Beatles' song "When I'm Sixty-Four". Had a good birthday. We may get together soon, but not at their house. Maybe socially distanced at the park (his suggestion due to me working with high-risk clients, and Mom's ongoing health issues.) Mom has lingering respiratory problems from last winter (COVID? Who knows??). She also has high blood pressure and is obese. I think 2020 is doing a number on her health--Dad said her glucose levels are high, and I fear she is headed for diabetes. 😞
Strange how being isolated from your family due to a pandemic makes you realize how much you miss them.
It doesn't feel like summer anymore. It's more autumn now. The house is getting chilly in the evening. At least I'm getting new jeans tomorrow because winter is going to be cold and rainy for me.
And more purple hair dye. At least I have a reddish plum hair color and just plain purple (a blue based one) will probably show up nicely.