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Chitter Chatter Fall Edition (2021)


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What are you looking forward to this Fall?

 

My sister just flew home yesterday. We had a lot of fun. 
 

My son and his fiancé are flying in on the 8th.

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I am looking forward to the temperature staying below 90 degrees. (We aren't there yet, but this week it dropped into the 70s and 80s for a solid three days. Now going back to the 90s....sigh). So we went out and enjoyed a lovely nature park in the area we hadn't been to before. Happened across a film set by total coincidence. 😉 So that was fun. 

Also looking forward to hopefully getting to have field trips for our school. I already had to move our September plans to October because people higher-up than our Principal said "NOTHING IN SEPTEMBER." Sigh... we are pushing back on October. Everything we're planning is virtual or outdoors where people can mask and distance properly. 

I'm glad you had fun with your sister! 

My son got to attend a friend's sleepover birthday party last weekend (all parties are vaccinated), and they all stayed up until 7am video gaming and eating ice cream. 

Kitten training goes apace. Got through an entire evening of painting without either small kitten causing problems! 

 

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I loved field trips when I was in school. 
 

When my sister was here we tried to go to the forest but it was closed due to the fires. We went to the lake and to the coast. She made a delicious quiche and coconut pie. We went out to eat and the movies. Sadly, when she got home she had to euthanize one of her dogs. 

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That sounds like a lovely visit, and tasty food. I am so sorry about your sister's dog! That is one of the hardest things. 

Our very elderly large dog, Xena, is having back issues. Thankfully she doesn't seem to be in much pain, and is on very good medication from our vet, but she's not able to 'feel' her back end much right now. My husband has already been looking into DIY dog wheelchairs in case she does not regain the ability to feel her back legs. 'Best' case scenario, the anti-inflammatories help her long enough for it to heal (if it is a slipped disc. We can't afford an MRI to see if it's a disc or a tumor, unfortunately) Her bloodwork was great and she is otherwise in perfect health, so we are hopeful, but good thoughts and prayers from anyone would be appreciated.

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Definitely prayers for your Xena.

 

My birthday is tomorrow. I’m getting an E-bike from my husband. It’s on order as well as some accessories. My husband wants me to be able to go up hills with him. Plus, I have tears in my meniscus. Both sides and an achilles problem not to mention needing surgery for carpal tunnel on both wrists. So, I’m very excited for that.

 

I love football so tomorrow my youngest son is coming over and we’re ordering food.

 

On October 7th my oldest son and his fiancé are flying in to celebrate both my and my husband’s birthdays. They are taking us out to dinner and we already have reservations.

 

After that excitement, I’m looking forward to Fall, my favorite season. Chanukah is right after Thanksgiving so the busyness will start again. I also help my best friend decorate her tree and we do Christmas baking after that.

 

What are you looking forward to?

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Well, on top of the items listed in my first post, I'm looking forward to doing NaNoWriMo this year without having to move in the middle of November. Writing is much better when there's enough time! 

I am also looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Last year we spent the three days before Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving day, moving boxes in-and-out of a Uhaul (it took four moves with the Uhaul we had) and nearly broke the whole family, even the teenager. 

We stopped at a gas station and got Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies (which are basically large hand/pocket pies) for Thanksgiving on our way back to the house with the last load on Thanksgiving afternoon. They are, at the least, delicious. 🙂 Though it will be nice to make an actual holiday meal this year and not be hauling boxes. 

 

 

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I usually cook for Thanksgiving, so that's probably what I'm doing. I am looking forward to the break between semesters and doing all the Christmas baking and decorating. We'll do whatever my daughter wants to do, because for me, it's all about being with my family. She's the one who cares about the vision. 

But first, Halloween! It's my little grandson's first Halloween. He has a little Woody costume (well, it's pajamas, but same diff...) and his big brother has a Buzz Lightyear costume. They are going to be adorable! I'm not sure if we're doing trunk-or-treats or walking the neighborhood, or both. That's my daughter's department. I just walk with them. 

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That sounds so fun, Lily! I hope they have a great Halloween. 🙂 I have no idea what we are doing for it yet other than the city has announced Trick or Treating will be observed 'on' Halloween night since it's on the weekend. Usually we watch It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, if we are actually home (which I am assuming we will be). For years we were never home on Halloween due to the Anime Convention we were running that often overlapped it (which is pretty much giant Halloween anyway 😉 ). There are a lot of younger kids on our new street though, so I might bother to buy candy and trick-or-treat items for anyone who comes to our door. Two years ago I got glow-bracelets to give out too, and those were even more popular than the candy. 

 

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