Don’t look now, but we’ve reached the end of the eleventh month of 2020.
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend; mine was a busy one, but by and large enjoyable, not even the rain could spoil yesterday.
On Wednesday I drove up to Black Mountain, NC and returned on Saturday. While there I violated a few CDC guidelines by communing with the Raleigh Royalty for a Thanksgiving break. For the most part all activities were held outdoors, but I have to admit that I failed at being completely diligent.
Upon returning Saturday I unloaded the M6 and then took a look around the ITP “future farm”. I was stunned that the garlic, which had been barely sprouting when I watered it on Wednesday morning, had sprouted mightily, reaching heights of 3-4 inches, which I am not sure is good right before a frost. Oh well, at least I am not trying so become a self-sufficient gardener. Saturday night was a much-needed home alone, relaxing and watching the finale of The Great British Bake Off.
Yesterday’s weather be damned, Bonnie and I got together to use our expiring offers. We started with a chilly breakfast at Ria’s Bluebird for which I had a $20 gift certificate given to me last Christmas. As you can imagine, COVID made eating out difficult but the certificate expires in December so it needed to be used soon. We both ate tempeh and biscuits, which I wish I could say was amazing, but it was fine. Afterward Bonnie and I attempted to outrun the rain and use our Hop Passposts in the process by heading north. We drove up to From the Earth Brewing in Roswell (Hi Bob!) and then up toward Cumming to enjoy some beverages from Cherry Street Brewing. Thankfully both breweries, which were more like restaurants in this case, had mushroom heaters to keep us warm whilst we consumed.
Hey Amazon, when I explicitly select a Monday delivery date, deliver my package on Monday! While driving to the breweries I received notifications that Amazon would be delivering packages a day early. Between the predicted rain, package thieves, and the knowledge that they would leave the packages on my front stoop, I was concerned that the boxes would be drenched or stolen when I returned home; thankfully, neither outcome occurred.
Because I’m still injured and tonight’s weather looks like it’s going to be brutal, I will be skipping the Moonlite hash. Instead I intend to run an errand at Home Depot before coming home to ride the trainer for an hour. It’s a shame that it gets dark so early these days, otherwise today would be a great day to pull English ivy since the ground is saturated.
Well, call me late to the party but I just learned that Sean Connery passed away a month ago. Who knew? Okay, everyone except for me I’m sure.
How you are remaining happy and healthy.
UPDATE at 8:35am
Hitting another “Internal Service Error” when I attempt to comment. Not thrilled by this! 🤬