Monthly Archives: November 2019

Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving

It’s almost here!  A day ahead, I can get ~1/3 of the menu items either completely done, or mostly done.  The cran-orange sauce is already off the stove and cooling.  The pie crust has been shaped into a disk, and … Continue reading

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Catalogs Galore

Catalogs roll in throughout the year, but heading into the holiday season, I never fail to get new ones from companies of which I’ve never heard before.  Sure, mail order/catalog companies trade/sell their mailing lists, and have for many decades.  … Continue reading

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Mom’s Next REAL Meal

Canada has its Thanksgiving in October, but ours is in late November.  As has been our habit for years, we visit my mom every other Sunday.  She uses her one meal per day meal plan to get lunch, so she … Continue reading

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Holiday Season Is Almost Here

How can I tell?  Sure, the calendar gives a clue, but even without that, all the catalogs are rolling in — Plow & Hearth, Wind Song Hammacher Schlemmer, Novica, Smithsomian, National Geographic, Orvis, Woolrich, The Company Store, L.L. Bean, and … Continue reading

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Wayward Kitteh

One of our cats escaped this afternoon. The background is that I wanted to roll back up the awning by the pool almost a week ago, but had to wait for a couple of days worth of sunny weather for … Continue reading

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Outlaws Concert

Some band called Cosmic American Derelicts opened for the Outlaws.  They were remarkably good.  Their genre was closer to Country than Southern Rock, but there is overlap between the two.  Aside from playing good music, they looked so relaxed onstage, … Continue reading

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G.A. Kohl Bottle

My other half found an antique G.A. Kohl bottle in the backyard, down by the pond and creek.  We knew nothing about it, but I looked it up online, as best I could.  Turns out there was a brewery in … Continue reading

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Tornado Warning

Last night, our electricity went out twice, only for ~15 seconds per time.  That tells me that a circuit tripped at a substation, and successfully reset itself.   No big deal.  It sometimes happens during torrential rain with high winds. Then, … Continue reading

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