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Whatnot – 11/03/21

Cypress trees. Hello. I hope your week is going well. I’ve been out of sorts. As Lucy would say, I think I need a tonic or something. Vita-Meat-a-Vegamin? I just aged myself.

At the end of last week, my son hit a deer in Kansas, going 65 MPH. You know his car woes and how long it took for Kia to return his car when his engine blew. Well, it’s not looking good for that car. He is okay after being shaken up pretty well. Stomach pain from the air bag/seat belt response. Now, we wait.

We had a blast on Halloween. Lots and lots of kids. Probably about 200. Less than normal but a good amount. My friend came and sat with us and we ate vegetarian chili and had a good time with all the well-mannered kids in the neighborhood. At the end of the night, I walked across the lawn for something and my knee gave out. If it wasn’t bad before, it certainly is now. I heard a definite crack and now it’s black and blue. My appointment with the specialist is 11/8 and it can’t come soon enough.

My reading has been slow-ish. Dune is not a book to race through. I may need to pick something up to read along with it or I won’t have reviews to write for November. Ha!

I’m keeping this short intentionally as I just feel sorry for myself and feel like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally when he just lies there moaning miserably. Sometimes it just feels good to wallow. Off I go.

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday Matters: Happy Halloween!

Sunday Matters

It’s amazing how fast Sunday comes around. Happy Halloween! Today I am making Impossible Chili in the crock pot. We’ll see how the veg meat sub holds up in the crock. I will serve it with some cornbread too and we will eat while handing out candy tonight. Maybe we will try to watch a movie too but usually there is too much foot traffic for us to watch a movie.

Right Now:

Coffee, a gluten free bagel and then I am off to see the high schoolers. The party we had last Wednesday was a blast. I wonder if they will wear costumes today.

This Week:

I don’t have much of anything going on this week which is very nice. The “need to do” stuff is just me trying to stay busy and tidy up a bit. My bookshelves are in need of some attention. I need to go through important papers and organize a bit but that’s no fun. I need to buy some clothes like adults do if I am ever going to return to society. I think velour track suits should make a comeback.


I finished Taste and posted my review last Friday in case you missed it. I am now reading Dune (liking it a lot) and then will make room for my book club’s pick This Tender Land

This Tender Land


With the trick or treaters coming and going tonight we may just watch some classic TV like Newhart or Mary Tyler Moore.

Grateful for:

  • Indian food. It has a lot of vegetarian options. It’s one of my favorite types of food.
  • Coffee time with friends. The beverage doesn’t really matter but getting together for a quick “catch-up” session does my soul good.

That’s all I have. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and great week!