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Not A Bug-Monster That Wanted To Eat My Hand



But actually a leaf that I flicked off my ailing lounge chair as I partially draped my blanket over it to dry, the other part hanging over the balcony rail that around here is called a deck nonetheless in the air: you know, not ground level but top floor. I think it’s high enough to qualify. In any case the glow of the jack-o-lantern is keeping watch. It’s still dark out. I’ve been up since 11:30pm. Doesn’t make sense? I passed out to a movie early, right after supper, slept for about 4 hours, innocently enough rose to go to the bathroom, decided to grab the laundry basket on the way back, and you can guess the rest. I thought, “no work tomorrow I can nap during the day” and kept going. I did catnap through another movie during the second wash, got up for the dryer, noticed it was 1:30am and mused, “who says you have to sleep” …


But I most likely will plug in something and see if I’ll close my eyes for a couple of hours now at 4:33am.


The temp’s dropping to 290, wonder if the blanket will freeze a bit. The sun is going to shine necessarily defrosting it dry.


I can breathe in how fresh it’s going to smell…








I’m a self-published author, blogger, grandma, mom, auntie and friend... I’m also a TEFL instructor, have lived in a few other countries besides the US. I love walking, cooking, reading, traveling, teaching, learning, language, movies, vampires, mummies, zombies, other assorted creatures of the night, science fiction, romance, action, adventure, classics, Latin, Soave, Chianti, D’Abruzzo, Ouzo, Sambuca, Bulleit Bourbon, Plato, the ocean and tanning.

3 thoughts on “Not A Bug-Monster That Wanted To Eat My Hand

  1. Oh yes, I am familiar with getting going too late and not stopping. But then, sometimes I get a lot done in those wee hours, no interruptions.
    I bet the morning smelled crisp 😀

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    1. We’ve had a couple of mornings it was down right early winter at 27 degrees. Stepping outside to snuff out the jack-o-lantern candle definitely refreshed (the only thing missing was the smell of burning leaves) and made steaming espresso very inviting, moreso than usual. I like the change in seasons! AND getting to fried green tomatoes, I was reminded of fried bell pepper rings I had at a restaurant some time ago … way back when my kids were small, at home, and we’d go out for supper once in a while. They were soo good – tomorrow’s menu is fried green tomatoes, fried zucchini, and fried bell peppers… followed by alka-seltzer…

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      1. Love the change in seasons ❤
        Yes, do enjoy your fried food fest. Now that you've mentioned the bell peppers, I am thinking about roasted red pepper sammiches… also an Alka-Seltzer food 😉

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