The leaves are beginning to fall all over the patio. Once the branches are bare, I will have some work to do out there.
I spent a day last week cutting back plants and doing some container and garden bed clean-up.
After I did so, I can see green shoots coming back up. Maybe some of the plants have a bit of life in them yet before it gets cooler and we have a freeze that lay them down for the winter months.
Charlie has not pulled his stitches out yet, thank goodness. I make sure he is never alone. My poor little guy! We have about another 9-10 days before the vet will take them out.
I SO hope this fixes that eye.
Right now Charlie wants to be near his mama, so watching him isn't all that hard. Where I go, he tends to follow.
I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning, trying to make sure no dust floated Charlie's way. His eye is stitched closed, but I know my eyes always itch after I do some house cleaning. So I didn't want his eye to be irritated.
Tulsa continues to have many homicides, I see online. I don't watch the news here. What news I get, I get online.
I have completely avoided the presidential debates and I stopped watching the local news here years ago. Surely you know the old saying: If it bleeds, it leads.
I just don't want to take part in the drama in this city.
I know there will be the usual murders and robberies because there always are, so I don't care to hear the latest as soon as it happens, in this age of immediate news.
I just don't understand all these people running around carrying guns. I know that is very controversial and some will get their dander up.
But when someone has a gun and loses their temper, it's too easy to just pull it out and shoot someone in anger.
That very thing just happened here quite recently when someone was angered because a motorist in front of him was not going fast enough to suit him after at a stop sign.
Now how senseless is that? Someone will likely probably spend their life in jail and others are dead. All because someone's temper flared and they had a gun handy.
I don't think that is exactly a crime of passion. But one in which someone lost their temper and a gun was in their reach.
This is not the wild west, but you'd think it is.
Do we really want our children to think that guns are the answer?
I don't expect people to agree with me, as I know anything about guns make folks stomp their feet and dig in their heels.
I don't know what the answer is. But I don't think it is a gun in everyone's car, purse, or pocket.
Agree or disagree. This is America, the land of the free, after all.
Last month the Dollar General a few blocks from me was robbed at gun point.
A 92 year old woman was home napping without her hearing aid. Two men waltzed in, stole her credit cards and took off in her car. They then made some large purchases, and wrecked her car.
Police are saying it was probably good she didn't wake up while the men were in her home. I tend to agree with that.
A woman was abducted from one of the local casinos. Four men are believed to be involved in the abduction.
And a man was knifed after some men approached him, and he had no money to give them. So they stabbed him in the chest.
And that's just crime statistics from the past few days! I didn't read any farther, so anything else that happened, I'm not knowledgeable about.
Goodness, I didn't grow up in this kind of environment.
The other day I had to go to the Cox Cable store. And I wasn't even out of my car seat before a man rushed up to me and said he had a flat tire and was embarrassed, but really needed money.
Now I have no problem helping someone in need.
I quickly scanned the parking lot of the shopping center, and didn't see a soul in sight. I know the danger women face when a stranger approaches.
So I dug out what I had. Two dollars and a quarter. I gave it to him and he went away.
Would you have given him money?
Of course I don't know if he really had a flat tire. And the money I gave him was negligible. But the fact of the matter is, women have to think of their safety first.
For all I know he could have had a gun in his pocket and I could have been yet another statistic.