I’m still in shock that it’s November — and we are two weeks from Thanksgiving! I had the most amazing view out my window two days ago. Today, it’s more empty branches, although the oak leaves aren’t ready to fall yet.
The passing of autumn is sad. We can feel the bite in the wind and only hope that it’s a mild winter. It’s not just that snow is icy and cold making walking dangerous. It’s also that very low temperatures mean needing more heat. Oil prices are very high.
I was designing the seasons yesterday while we were on the way to Worcester. It was time for my booster. It has been okay without side effects. The lady who gave me the shot was so fast I didn’t even feel the needle. I had to ask her if she was done yet. Best needle of the year.
If I can get the meteorology and physics to work, my plan is four months of spring, three months of summer, four months of autumn, one month of winter with no more than two days of snow on Christmas eve and day. The snow must completely melt before New Year’s. It should get cold enough to make the bugs die, but not so cold that I need an overcoat indoors.
How many pillows do you sleep with? If over one or two, is it because you sleep better ‘propped up’ a little?
Two, but not piled up. I use them to soften the bed so when I lie on my left side. The extra pillow makes my hip hurt less. Also, because we have a movable bed, one pillow is almost always enough unless you’re sitting up to read.
What would be the worst thing you could put in a piñata?
I think the concept of a piñata is nifty, I’ve never been to a party that featured one. You’ll have to put me down for “no opinion” on this.
What noise annoys you the most?
Beeping and dinging. EVERYTHING beeps or dings. Phones, Alexa, Kindles, computers, ovens, microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners. Sometimes, I hear beeping but I have no idea where that sound is coming from. My phone, for example, dings off and on all day long. I think these are supposed to be alerts coming which I have turned off. So I don’t see alerts unless it’s a text or phone call. Otherwise, it’s just beeping and dinging.
If cartoon physics suddenly replaced real physics, what are some things you would want to try?
First, if we are getting into alternate universes, I want to go to one with a better government, an income we can live on, in a world where people care about each other and nature. I often feel we are already in the wrong universe.
Share something good that has happened to you over the past month.
I hope I’ve solved a few problems by changing medical plans. I won’t know for sure until the beginning of 2022 when the new plan goes live. Meanwhile, I feel I’ve done my best to deal with problems. I hope it works out well. I don’t think there’s much more I can do beyond what I’ve already done so it’s time to stop worrying about it and move on.