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Whatnot – 11/02/22

HomeAnother Halloween in the books and this year. the kids were OUT! Didn’t matter that it was a school night. We had at least 300 trick or treaters. This is very close to our pre-pandemic numbers. It was so sweet to see families out and about again. Everyone was in good spirits. I made vegan chili and we tested out our new Solo Stove and had a little bonfire time. My friend came over and The Pup got to hang with us too.

If you look carefully at the pic above, you can see a tiny bit of fall color but that’s pretty much it. We have a few trees in my neighborhood that put on a show but only for a day or two. I’ve been enjoying the pics of Missouri as my daughter walks across campus.

A few weeks ago when I went to the doc for my knees, my blood pressure was extremely high. I mean, I was in a lot of pain and even the doc said it was to be expected but now I have to go for follow-ups because my family history is a perfect storm for a stroke and my doc is concerned. In my mind this is just one more thing but probably important. I just don’t do well with appointments these days. Truth be told, I’ve not been feeling great.

Weekend plans. None. We have the time change this weekend. Hope it’s the last. We voted to end it years ago and yet here we are again. I do not mind fall back but absolutely cannot deal with spring forward. It really messes me up!

My reading has been good and I want it to stay that way. I am very behind with my reading goal for the year. Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet is very good so far. I still need to write up a review this week for The IT Girl but then I will be caught up on reviews.

That’s all I have. Let me know how you are doing!

Whatnot – 10/26/22

Chloe smiling.It finally feels like fall!! It was a crisp 48 degrees when I got in the car this morning. It’s been a little windy though which is never good when everything is so dry. The Pup and I have not been able to take our walks due to my knee injuries but they are improving every day so maybe a short walk would be okay this weekend. This is how she looks when she is trying to guilt me into taking her.

Guys, my reading has been going well!!! I need to review My Name is Lucy Barton, One of the Girls, and The IT Girl.  I can hopefully get those written up this week.

Can you believe that Halloween is on Monday? We bought our candy early and if we run out, we run out. The cost of candy is what is was last year, about $18 a bag. We got four which is two less than normal and I think this year will be epic with everything feeling very normal again but whatever we have, will have to be enough or we will shut it all down and eat chili. LOL.

Weekend plans. I think we might have breakfast in Old Town Pasadena and then head to my favorite bookstore on Saturday. If that happens, I need to make a list of books that I want to buy because I always go blank once I enter a bookstore. And, I have been known to buy a book twice. I haven’t read a classic in a really long time. Maybe I’ll pick up a classic.

Our trip to Missouri is coming up in a few weeks. We are excited about that. It’s confusing how they assigned understudies though. My daughter is a lead but she is the understudy for the other lead. I hope we can see her in her actual role. I’m trying to get her to get a booster and flu shot before then but it’s very hard to get adult children to take care of that stuff.

That’s all I have. I hope you are all doing well!