Just a couple of days ago I was able to sit on the deck in the afternoon and sip a glass of wine in the sun in these fabulous Indian Summer Autumn days. Waiting for the leaves to really begin falling so that we can rake and burn. Suddenly, the weather has turned into our normal October/November fare. Cold, windy, rainy and snowing this evening.
Sadly, I think I have missed the optimal rake and burn cycle, yet again on the leaves. Just like last year we will have mounds of soggy leaves that can't be burned or that will create smudgy pillars of smoke. Ah well, compost material.
When the weather turns, so do my thoughts of cooking turn to warming meals. Long cooking stews, soups and casseroles. So, while The Dumbplumber is napping after being out in the cold all day long; winterizing homes so they won't have broken pipes next spring, I'm making Clam Chowder. (check out the recipe on my Recipe Junkie blog) and will try to finish the next Chemo hat that I'm knitting for my friend.
I think that I'm really getting the hang of this retirement stuff.