Monday, 30 May 2016

Memorandum Monday - May 30th


A wave & greetings to all the Monday Memo writers.  Linking in with Sian at:  From High In The Sky

Thank you to everyone for last week's suggestions of how to deal with gift stuff.  I have not made any decisions as yet.  Brooding, Thinking on what to do.
 
Bleeding Heart


New for 2016 in May - heat warnings & advisories issued as we hit some new records for this time of year.  With humidity we were in the +40 (c) range for most of the weekend.  We do not normally get this heat until July & August.

Another 2016 new is this view, which improves daily -  you will now find me sitting on the patio & enjoying this view most every morning with my tea until the snow flies again.  I am excited to watch the changes develop.




A new term that I have recently encountered is FOMO - have you heard of it?  It is the fear of missing out & is prevalent in our highly social media connectiveness plugged in. Google describes it as, "anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website". More devices but less real connection is being achieved. The fear that someone else is leading a much more exciting life than you.  There are lots of new suggestions of how to cope with this condition. 

This is new behaviour from Smokey Puss - she is now pulling the blinds back to sit in the window of the family room (tv room),  to watch the garden activity.
 

The mysterious shadow cat

New in my schedule; I have been visiting my tree every few days - at this time of year changes happen quickly.

 
My Tree For The Year


 The new silo or cattle feed corn is growing quickly with the heat & a couple of afternoon rain showers.
Early Morning

Happy Memorial Day to my US of A friends & Happy Bank Holiday to my UK friends.  Cheers to everyone having a delightful week ahead of them.

16 comments:

  1. a lovely spot to sit with a morning cup of tea - now am I suffering FOMO ?! I love to see cats sitting on the window sill when I walk along the road. Have a good week

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    1. I enjoy seeing the cats in windows on my walk, it reassures me they are safe indoors.

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  2. Your garden looks so peaceful, a lovely spot to sit and start the day right.

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  3. Yes: I've heard of FOMO. But I think that's because I live with a teenager who is taking Psychology classes. That's an interesting combination!

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    1. That would be an interesting review of FOMO from the teenager ...

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  4. I've never heard of FOMO and it just made me smile ... I'm like that with crafting supplies lol. I have a seasons tree ... Not quite as amazing as yours but it's in a neighbouring garden and I love it xxx

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    1. I think all trees are amazing - I hope you share yours on the blog.

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  5. Amazing how your weather changes from cold to hot! Your garden is looking good.

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    1. Our range of temperatures seems to amaze many, even those of us that have lived here for ever.

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  6. Goodness, it was snow only the other day. We had a very warm day on Sunday (surprising on a Bank Holiday weekend!) and it was still 20 degrees at 7pm. Most unusual for May. Have a great week Mary-Lou.

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    1. I am glad your bank holiday was a good one weather wise. Our weather range seems to be more & more of the extremes. I would like a slow slide from spring to summer.

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  7. FOMO is a new to me, but not surprising since I'm not on social media very often! You have a gorgeous view from your patio!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I give thanks daily for my views. FOMO was something I worried about so I really cut down/cut out a lot of social media, even for work.

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  8. What a lovely view! We've had lots (LOTS!) of rain the past month or so - I'm ready for the sunshine, even if the temperatures finally soar. :)

    I've heard of FOMO & read about how it can affect self-image & cause anxiety!

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    1. There is so much wrong with social media & so many causes & affect. I am moving out of a lot of the F/B, twitter & insta platforms.

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