I woke up early this morning, 4:58am to be exact. I decided to go outside and sit for awhile. As I sat there, I decided I would just listen to all that was going on in my area. I could hear a very loud cricket, I wished he would shut up. It was quiet (except for him) and occasional bark of a dog, the hiss of sprinklers on somewhere, a breeze ruffling the leaves in the trees. The sky was beautiful, a sliver of a moon, sparkling stars, and odd things moving through the sky. It was cool but the air was heavy with humidity. We usually get a monsoon season, with thunderstorms and heavy rains. But not this year. The clouds pass through but they don't do anything. I usually hear coyotes, but I haven't heard much from them this summer. I heard an owl hooting a bit, and to watch their ghostly image flying through the dark sky is a little unsettling. For me it has been a pleasant summer, never much hotter than 102 and I've really enjoyed the weather. But, for some reason it's been a weird summer. I don't know quite how to define it. Just a unsettled feeling. I'm not the only one feeling it either. I wonder if it means something rough is coming our way. I don't know. My test is in a few days, and then I have to wait another week to see my doctor to find out the results. The waiting is driving me nuts, and my children are a stressed about it too. It all really affects your life. It's scary, and upsetting. All I know is that if the test comes out badly, I will face it and deal with it the best I can. If it comes out good, I will be one of the happiest persons in the world. As I blog and get to know other bloggers, and read about their problems and scary times in their lives, I am grateful that I have blogger friends that are willing to share their lives, and help me not feel so alone. Thank you to all for your friendship. Have a good night!