Sweater Weather

Fall has arrived, unfortunately with rain, lots of rain.

That was fine with me on Friday because it was my Remicade infusion day.  I always sleep through my infusions, and I’m pretty well shot the rest of the day.  BTW, imagine my face the first time I saw the room I was going into for my Remicade:

Yes, it’s the chemotherapy room.  Apparently, Remicade is considered a chemo drug by the insurance company.  Who would have guessed?

Saturday weather was more of the same.  Not all-day rain, but cool and damp.    I slept ’til noon and didn’t feel like doing much of anything the rest of the day.  Good thing it’s a long weekend, with Monday (today) being Columbus Day.

Yesterday, the weather warmed up beautifully, and my energy level was back to normal.  After going to the wine store and the library, I took Teddy for a walk in Walton Woods Park, hoping to find some beautiful fall foliage.  Not to be.  The trees that weren’t still green were mostly just pale yellow and brown.  Teddy managed to find the one or two brighter ones:

Just hanging around.

And, of course, the usual ducks:

Ladies first.

The best food is near the shore.

I think they thought my camera was  bag of popcorn, or else they were just photography hams, because they came right up to the edge of the shore:

Duck Peek-A-Boo

There are always lots of people strolling through the park:

And it is well patrolled by the cops from the adjacent Amherst Police station, so I don’t worry overmuch if I go a wee bit off the regular route.  Yesterday, I found a less-traveled path I hadn’t walked before.  Imagine my pleasure when I spotted a beautiful red tree through a break in the woods.  I did my best to photograph it, but it seemed to be a bit camera shy:

There’s a stream running along that particular path, with several fallen logs across it.  I so wanted to take a picture of Teddy sitting on one of those logs, but the banks were too steep.  Maybe next time, if I’m more energetic and a little more agile.

Today being a holiday, I decided to just stay in and avoid the extra traffic.  I did manage to wash and wax the kitchen and bathroom floors.  That may not seem like much,  but it is.  The work itself isn’t all that hard – it’s getting back up off the floor that can be problematic.  I’m glad no one else was around to be entertained by my struggles.

Tomorrow it’s back to work, but for me it’s only a 3-day week.  I can handle that.

See you all again next weekend.


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18 Responses to Sweater Weather

  1. beth says:

    I love fall weather


  2. Dan Antion says:

    Lovely pictures, CM. It is getting to be that time of year.


  3. joey says:

    Pretty, pretty! I love Teddy in the tree 🙂
    I cannot tell you how much I’d love to lay in bed on a rainy day — not enough to wish I had an RA flare, but close 😉 LOL


    • Thanks, Joey. Teddy Rosalie can be quite the star, and everyone seems to love her. Those photos are really fun to take. (PS – only as a semi-retiree can I enjoy long mornings, or even whole days, in bed. I was sleep-deprived for nearly 30 years while my kids were growing up. I know you can relate.)


  4. markbialczak says:

    I’m glad to see you found a beauty turning red, CM!


  5. I’m FALLing in love with all the photos, CM. Simply unbe-LEAF-able! (*˙︶˙*)☆☆☆☆☆☆*°


  6. Archon's Den says:

    Let the insurance companies call Remicade anything they want to – as long as they pay for it.
    The wife went 20 years, always moving up to the next anti-histamine that came out. They were classified as ‘prescription drugs,’ and the insurance paid for them. When they passed Canada’s trial period, and went OTC, the doctor would prescribe the next one. 🙂


  7. AmyRose🌹 says:

    CM, I use Floor-Mate (the original one not the newer version) and I LOVE it. I refuse to get down on my hands and knees to do floors. No way! Your pictures I adored. You did find color! OK, not a lot but there is more to come and I’m confident Teddy will lead you to them. I’m crossing fingers this weekend will be sunny for the both of us. And …. don’t think chemo ….. think something positive instead. Chemo has so many dreadful “thoughts” attached to it. I’m glad you bounced back to your normal energy level!


    • Actually, the floors weren’t as hard as I thought. I simply took a footstool with me and used that to get back up. Also, I sat on the floor instead of kneeling, to save my knees. I never did consider Remicade to be a chemo drug until the insurance company said it was. They just bill it that way, it’s not a cancer drug. This weekend is supposed to be mild, but unfortunately I won’t be able to get out for photography as we’re hosting small family dinner on Sunday, which means Saturday will be spent getting ready for that. Maybe some of the leave will change in my own backyard …

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        The weekend is supposed to be nice, CM. I don’t know about where you are, but this week with the cooler temps and rains, a lot more color is evident here. Crossing fingers that both of us find magic!!


        • Funny how the weather can be so different just a few miles apart, Amy. Driving around, I can see the difference in the trees between where I am in Cheektowaga and where the Audubon library is in Amherst. So far, there hasn’t been much change in North Buffalo, either. I haven’t driven towards Lancaster/Clarence recently. II’m sure there’s probably more foliage colors farther out. Maybe the Escarpment, if I can get there before the leaves fall. I’ll bet Chestnut Ridge has some spectacular leaves now, but I haven’t had a chance to get out there.

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          • AmyRose🌹 says:

            I was going to get out to Chestnut today but wasn’t up to it. Stomach has been iffy. Crossing my fingers I’ll hit it perfectly. I’ve been there in previous years when everything is golden. It is magical!!

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