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It's Wednesday. For the past month + that means it is weigh-in night at Weight Watchers. I started going because my health compelled me to do so. It's not that I am grossly obese or anything like that (although such a malady is not beyond the realm of comprehension if I stayed on the course I was traveling). I am going because I am diabetic and do not wish to find myself on insulin any time soon, especially if I can control it through diet, exercise and less-serious medications.

When I get home after that I have nine plants to put in the ground: mums, asters, another butterfly bush and two plants with daisy-like blooms that I was not familiar with prior to encountering them at a greenhouse last weekend. I am sorry to see the summer go, because that means winter is edging ever closer. I love the fall, however. It has always been my favorite season for its beautiful colors and thoughts of festive occasions ahead (Thanksgiving, Christmas). Soon a trip to "Pumpkintown" with the kids will be in order.

The house behind us is finally gone, as the city had it removed several weeks ago. It is nice to see a opened-up backyard for a change, instead of a burned out disaster housing many forms of wildlife we could better do without (rodents, etc). Sadly we still have a skunk prowling the property at might. I think he [or she] is attracted to the birdseed that drops on the ground from our many bird feeders. We tolerate it because we love the birds enough to risk another unpleasant encounter with a skunk. We had an incident a couple of years ago where the dogs got hit by one. I have never dealt with such an unpleasant, persistent smell in my life! I thought it would never go away, but eventually it did.

So brace yourselves, fall is on the way!

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