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Fall Tracking – Week 7

Good morning!! How are you all doing? It’s Thanksgiving week and I have the week off, plus Monday and Tuesday so I am feeling pretty darn good. I’ve been cleaning the house and tossing stuff out. I am trying to get rid of some of the clutter that has accumulated over the months. Being home is fine and all that but one does collect things even though I am not really buying much of anything. How does that happen?

Today, I might make the cornbread for my favorite dressing recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence, Caramelized Onion Cornbread Stuffing. It’s filled with sage and smells so good when it’s done.


As you can see from the photo at the top of the page, the trees are actually changing color. My husband and I were driving around town and noticed quite a bit of color actually. This almost never happens in Southern California. It’s so beautiful.

Well, I am on a quest to find my next book to read. It might be Parable of the Sower. Check out this summary:

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions. – Indiebound

Uh, what do you think? Freaky, huh?

Tomorrow, I hope to have my review of The Weekend posted and then I will spend the rest of the day cooking. My son is coming for the meal but not sure how long he can stay. He has some school work to complete and he starts his new job on Saturday. We will make the best of it and do so in a safe, responsible way.

Have a great week.

Fall Tracking – Week 6

It has been the most spectacular weather. My walks with the Otter Pup have gradually gotten longer because it’s hard to return to the same four walls that you’ve stared at since March. I try to stay outside for as long as I can. She enjoys it too. She sniffs every blade of grass and now knows everyone in the neighborhood with all her dawdling.

This shot was taken across the street from where we live. It’s the point were we cross over to return home. Our street is a mix of large pine trees and smaller, bushy shrubs that the city put in. They call them trees. They are not but on this corner there are some good sized pine trees and we always have to watch for falling pine cones. If you saw the pup navigate this area you would laugh.

Have you been trying to spend more time outside? I’ve been wanting a fire pit and possibly a hammock to enjoy. I’ve never wanted these things before but we change during a pandemic, don’t we?