||[Nov. 9th, 2017|10:46 pm]
I still can't get over how quickly, and early, this year has turned wintry. The high today was ten degrees below the long-term average for the date, though the overcast will keep tonight's low four degrees higher than average. There wasn't much rain today, but there is supposed to be more tonight and tomorrow. I won't be going shopping tomorrow, so it will happen either Saturday (probably dry) or Sunday (probably wet.) Naturally I hope it will be Saturday, but I don't always get what I want. |
The leaves I never got around to raking from the back lawn are now sodden and will require quite a bit of sunlight, which they are unlikely to get, to dry out. Despite the carpet of leaves, the lawn is turning green from all the rain. Thankfully it doesn't grow very fast this time of year, so it probably won't need mowing. Unless, of course, we get that warm Indian summer, which could cause the grass to sprout if the warm spell lasted long enough. I'm not really expecting such an event, though. Something tells me it's going to be a long time before we get any more warm weather. Last fall, winter, and spring were all pretty cool and wet, and around here annual patterns repeat more often than they don't.
There is ministrone soup for late dinner tonight, and a stale telera roll with which to make garlic toast, but I miscalculated and ran out of tomato, so the salad will be just lettuce and cucumber. I do hope the acidity of the soup doesn't give me indigestion. Raw tomato for some reason can usually counteract the effect of cooked tomato for me, and I've been getting more acid indigestion recently than I've had in a long time. I definitely have to remember to get some fresh tomatoes this week, because the combination of cold weather and this week's sales at the markets means I'll be eating quite a bit of soup soon, and a lot of that soup will have tomato in it.
I got hung up listening to theater organ music on YouTube today I never got to hear one of these monsters live. A few theaters still have them, so maybe there's still a chance I will someday.