My neighbors house caught fire last fall. They are just now finally able to start tearing down the damage in order to rebuild.

Pixel 3a XL / Processed in Pixlr

Missouri Peaceful Weather

Unlike last night at 2am when I woke everyone up and dragged them to the basement because the tornado was headed our way! Rotation was approaching and then it veered North of us. No damage to speak of except in Jefferson City, our state’s capital some 100 miles away. Prayers go out to them.

Pixel 3a XL

Things in the Dark

I suffer from sleep related hallucinations called hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations. The first occurs as you are falling asleep and the second as you are waking up. Mine usually happen when I am stressed and not sleeping well and therefore, wake up on and off throughout the night.

These hallucinations can be visual or tactile and include the perception of sights or sounds that aren’t actually there. Mine are usually of people and the hallucination doesn’t go away unless I turn on a light.

Only twice have I had a tactile hallucination. Once of something tapping me on the back and another of something pressing down on the top of my head. They are really freaky to have even when you know they are not real at the time.

Photo taken with my Pixel 3a XL and processed in Snapseed.

O’Day Park

O’ what an evening at O’Day Park in O’Fallon, MO. (O’ I’m not even making this up.)

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That’s the name of the color of my new Pixel 3a XL phone: “Purple-ish.” Kind of a funny name to me, but I like the color. It is a very very light purple, not like this flower.

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