Okay so it's not New England - but for California, this is gorgeous. I like keeping the leaves around until after Thanksgiving because we enjoy walking through them.
Yesterday was a blustery day -
And this was this morning.
Today will be a mild day - no rain. Yesterday I made a beef stew and we watched the 2008 movie Defiance.
I also have completed all my Christmas shopping thanks to the marvels of technology. I only have one more gift coming tomorrow and that will be it, except for our one fun gift when we all draw names at Thanksgiving. That little tradition has become so much fun for all of us.
As I cut vegetables and stew, the view out my window beckoned me to go outside and take a video. I get excited when we get "weather" - most of the time it is just the same old weather.
I've been a little under the weather - just not feeling as I should. It's nothing contagious or serious. It's just me trying to manage normal old-age stuff. I went to the Dermatologist to have my moles etc mapped - I had nothing that was of any concern which was a relief - just these patches of dry skin that are "old age" and genetic.
Thanks, Mom and Dad.
I could have them burned off but I have so many of them in "sensitive areas" that I think I will just pass.
I do have to go in on Dec 1 - to have a cyst removed that is on the back of my neck, right where the collar is. I had it removed at Urgent Care a year ago, but it came back with a vengeance because they didn't get all of it. Now I will have a dermatologist remove it.
I stayed home from church this morning due to my stomach - We're having the all-church Thanksgiving at noon. Last year, I got sick after the potluck - my husband didn't. It's me and how my stomach reacts so I am not looking forward to it. I am bringing just a simple bread stuffing.
Plus since last year, I've been reading how dangerous these potlucks can be. We may worship with these brothers and sisters, and love them to pieces, but do we know how well they wash their hands? Is their kitchen clean? Is the food fresh?
I never used to feel this way - but after getting sick last year I plan on being very careful since my gut is not doing well now, as it is.
We put up the dining room curtains - photos pending I promise.
That's it for me - hopefully, I will be back to my chipper self, soon. I do hope this finds you all well.