Good morning - how is everyone doing this morning? It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, here. We're certainly beginning to feel fall in the air and night time temps have dropped from the mid 70's to upper 60's. So many people say they can't see the seasons change here, in FL because we have so many trees that stay green year around, but I always feel like they simply don't look hard enough. We not only have the cooler temps, but the leaves on many trees are starting to turn colors and/or fall off the trees and of course, let's not forget the ever shortening days.
It's been pretty quiet, but busy here. I still work on calligraphy and woodworking as much as I can. With the cooler weather, I can also get outside and do yard work as well. Yesterday, we cut down and trimmed a bunch of trees along one side of our property. The neighbor put up a fence years ago and has let the trees overhang the fence so they lie on our property. That wouldn't be so bad, except there are a lot of volunteer trees coming up, as well on our side of the fence. As I told husband - we can either cut them down, ourselves, now while they're tiny or we can pay a tree service big bucks to remove them when they get big. It actually looks like the neighbor is purposely letting the trees go to fill in along the fence in order to avoid having to repair the fence, which is falling down in some places as the wooden fence posts are all rotted and loose. I don't care what he does on his side of the fence, but I don't want that mess of weeds and overgrowth on our side. Anyway, that's our big project for right now.
I think I mentioned that I had a tooth that was giving me trouble. I'd made a dental appointment over a month ago and it finally rolled around this week. As I suspected the tooth had to come out. It had a cavity under the tooth in the root area. Fortunately, they were able to get me in the same afternoon for the extraction. They were also able to add a tooth to my partial so other than some adjustment, it's all done. I'll be on soft food for a few days until the extraction site is healed, but I can handle that. There was some infection in the tooth, so also on another round of antibiotics.
You'd think getting all the exercise from tree cutting, along with not being able to eat much would have caused a big weight loss, but I'm not that lucky. When I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was within 0.4 lbs from last week, so I've basically stayed the same. I feel fortunate that I didn't gain a couple of pounds. I guess I'll accept that and hope for a loss over the next week. With the cooler weather, I'll definitely be able to get out and go for a walk in the evenings now. Hopefully, the exercise of cutting down trees, repotting house plants and an evening walk will be enough for me to be able to drop a few pounds.
So, that's where I am... how about you? Did you have a good week and were you able to reach whatever goal(s) you set for yourself?
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**