Sunday, October 07, 2007

Autumn Musings.

Ahhh, I'm loving this beautiful Autumn weather! Last night I actually had to break out a blanket for the bed. My girl cat Lira likes to get under blankets; when I still lived with my parents, I had a waterbed, which was of course nice and warm. During the Winter, Lira would spend pretty much every night under the covers with me, curled up right between my knees. Now she contents herself to spend a few minutes snuggled up against my chest before moving on to her usual nighttime haunts; but for those few minutes, she purrs like a motor-boat! So sure enough, last night I wasn't in bed for more than 10 minutes when there she was, pawing at the blanket to get me to let her in.

Another great thing about cool weather is that it's perfect for hot drinks. We had some delicious tea last night, and I'm sure we'll have more tonight. It's also about time to buy hot chocolate again! Mmmm. Chris makes coconut rice for me sometimes, and it doesn't quite use a whole can of coconut milk, so I love to mix the remainder into hot cocoa for a creamy treat.

The other great thing is that when it's not too hot in the kitchen, Chris cooks his delicious marinara sauce. Just tonight he made a huge batch of it and we had our neighbor over for a big pasta dinner. I am SO stuffed.

I tell you these things now, because in a couple of months I'll just be grousing about the cold and how much I hate it. This is my proof that I'm not always negative!

Yesterday's take-along project turned out to be a lovely new spiral lariat. I don't know if I'll finish it in time for tomorrow's update, but it's unlikely. It will definitely be ready for next week, though!


  1. Marilee J. Layman10/8/07, 2:05 PM

    No Autumn here; we tied the record high of 88F. And boy, is it humid. We have really short springs and falls.

  2. Our Springs and Falls are very short, too, but nice while they last.

    Right now we're at that stage where the days can still get hot (high 80s, low 90s) but the nights drop down to 50-60.

  3. Marilee J. Layman10/9/07, 1:04 PM

    Our low last night was 77F. And it got hotter after I posted -- we set a new record of 91F yesterday and a new one today of 92F.

  4. It was 93 here yesterday. I can't believe that DC is also that hot! I hope it cools down soon.