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Disruptions [Aug. 3rd, 2013|09:10 pm]
Due to a transportation issue, I had to do my grocery shopping a day early this week. That means I'll have Sunday afternoon free, but it also means that today got knocked out of whack. It was already somewhat out of whack due to my odd sleep pattern. After being up way too many ours, I finally fell asleep about ten o'clock last night, but slept only a couple of hours. I got back to sleep half an hour or so after that, and slept another two hours. Pretty much the same thing repeated two more times, and I finally woke up around eight o'clock in the morning. Because I went shopping this afternoon I didn't take a nap, so it's possible that tonight will be a repeat of last night. Such weirdness is disturbing, entirely aside from the exhaustion it brings.

It's likely that going shopping on the wrong day caused me to forget some things that I was going to buy. I usually complete my list Saturday night, so this afternoon I had to rush. I've already noticed a couple of items I failed to get, and there are undoubtedly more. And I still have no idea what I'm going to eat for my very late dinner. Maybe I'll just check the refrigerator to see what is closest to its expiration date.

On the subject of expiration, I've seen several dead or dying bees in the yard over the last few days. Somebody's colony must be collapsing. I wonder what plants will go unpollinated? I hope that some of those that make me sneeze will be among them.

[User Picture]From: gutbloom
2013-08-04 03:05 pm (UTC)


Where are you finding the dead bees? Are they honeybees? If you are finding them under lights that are on at night they might be Zombees and you could report them.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-08-05 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Bees

They might be honeybees, and I've found three of them on the back porch, where the light burns much of the night. If I find more I'll take a closer look at them. So far I haven't heard any buzzing at night, though.

The nearest place they are sampling for the parasite is about 18 miles from my house, and the nearest place with a confirmed infestation is about 75 miles. I wouldn't be surprised if they are here as well.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2013-08-04 04:21 pm (UTC)
What a shame about a collapsing colony. I honestly worry about the world, with all the bees dying off.

Hope you didn't forget too much that was crucial! We have good nectarines here right now. They're crucial. ;)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-08-05 06:14 pm (UTC)
I remembered to get the beer, and that's the most crucial thing.
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