Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Morning Musings

What a beautiful morning here in East Texas, which is a good thing since my heater went out in the middle of the night. Don't you just love it when a loud noise wakes you from a great dream and you get up to find some major disaster?

The noise I heard was a loud whirring/humming and I wondered if my refrigerator was getting ready for lift-off. I got up to investigate and the noise was definitely coming from the area around the refrigerator, but all things seemed to be working well there. So I opened the back door to check the compressor for the heat and air conditioning, and it was getting ready for lift-off. Since it was one o'clock in the morning, I just shut the heat off, got an extra blanket and went back to bed.

I woke up early to a bit of a chill in the house, but not too bad. It was 64 degrees in the house and a balmy 45 degrees outside. When I looked out my front window, I was glad I got up early enough to get this picture of my horse silhouetted against the morning fog. I took it through the window with my iPad, as I knew the moment would not wait for me to get dressed to go outside, so the quality of the picture is not great. But I do think the beauty of the scene is great.


Since I have to call a heating repair person, as well as do several other things today while my friend is still visiting, I will wrap this up with an acknowledgement of Veterans Day. Here is a link to the history of Veterans Day for anyone who would like a little information about that. Grammar Girl has an interesting blog about why Veterans Day doesn't have a apostrophe.


I want to recognize the veterans in my family: My brother Michael who served in the Army during Vietnam. My son David, a Marine, who served in Desert Storm. And my daughter, Dany who was a captain in the Army, but was lucky enough not to see combat. My thanks to them and to all who have served with honor and dignity.

Are there special veterans in your family you are honoring today? Am I the only one who wishes that this holiday, and so many others, was not always tied to retail marketing and sales? Do you take advantage of sales like this? Do I just need to get over it?

6 comments:

D.G. Hudson said...

Marketing has no shame. Retail has to encourage spending to start the mad Christmas Rush. Hope you get your heating repaired easily.

The last time I heard a big noise like that at 2am in the morning, our deck roof had fallen from snow. It had sounded like it took a wall with it, but didn't.

Maryann Miller said...

Yikes, D G. that is bad. I know there are places where you have to shovel the snow off roofs. Glad we no longer have to do that. We just worry about pine trees falling on our roof. LOL

R. Mac Wheeler said...


Love that picture!

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks, R. Mac. I took that with my iPad and I'm sure if I would have had time to get my 35mm camera, I could have gotten a better shot. I just knew by the time I did that, the horse would have moved, the fog would have started to thin too much, so I just took the shot through my living room window. (smile)

LD Masterson said...

Oh fudge. I think I've been writing Veterans Day with an apostrophe. Never gave it a thought.

Maryann Miller said...

LD, I think I misspelled it before, too. When you think about it it sounds like a singular possessive at first,