Monday, June 14, 2010

Specks Of Light In The Middle Of The Night

I woke up last night to the sounds of what I thought was rain. I opened our bedroom drapes to take a peak outside, to see if it was raining.
It wasn't raining but what I did see surprised me.
We have what I will call marshland behind our place. And in the marshland, I saw the twinkling flashes on and off of fireflies. I haven't seen fireflies for years.
I remember when I was young, we were living in Champaign, IL. We used to go out at dusk, behind the house we lived in, catch fireflies and put them in jars. Then we would let them go when it was time to go in.
There were loads of fireflies to be caught back then.
Not so many nowadays.
It has been real toasty around here lately. Yesterday it was in the upper 80s to lowers 90s but it felt like it was around 99-100 out. Either way it was a tad bit warm.
I gave myself a break yesterday. I did not go out once...no for a walk....not for anything. Today I am back at it and we have a heat warning out.
I had already walked my 2 sets of 3 laps each but i might push it a bit and try to squeeze another lap or two in before I am done.
Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment and it will be interesting to see how much weight I have dropped. I was at my doctors a couple of weeks ago and I had dropped 7 pounds at that time. Hopefully I have done well this time around.

1 comment:

♥ Kathy said...

I love watching fireflies too..when the mosquitoes cooperate and let me sit outside...good luck with the doctor! :)

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