Had I thought of it sooner it would also have been the perfect day to make the first hot cocoa of the year. But I much prefer cocoa in the daytime, and now night is falling. Well, I have some frozen manicotti heating up in the oven, so there was no need of an afternoon snack anyway. I intend to stuff myself with pasta tonight, to celebrate the return of cool weather. There will be garlic toast, too, and a salad. The only vegetables I have on hand are frozen peas and some corn on the cob, neither of which is especially appropriate to an Italian meal. Maybe I'll open a can of olives and pass them off on myself as a vegetable. I'm pretty gullible when it comes to food.
The rain isn't supposed to last for very long, and tomorrow a warming trend will begin, but it will have been nice to have had a pleasant break and a free yard watering. There's no more rain in the long-range forecast, so the next storm will arrive sometime after the autumnal equinox. How long after is anybody's guess, but I'm hoping for a fairly wet autumn. It makes raking the leaves more troublesome, but it will be totally worth it to have a dent put in the drought.
That manicotti is pretty close to ready, so I should get started making the salad. It's going to be so nice to have a hot meal that hasn't been microwaved.