It is November 3, 2007, and it is warm, sunny, and peaceful outside. I only heard one hunter this a.m. Because of the warm weather our trees did not display the normal vibrant hues of Fall. We have had the usual dark red of sumac and black gum. There have been various shades of peach. There have been some two tone leaves that are beautiful. But finally yesterday I saw orange. The sugar maples are beginning to turn. The poor oaks that got a beating in the Easter freeze are just turning leaves brown and they are dropping off. I noticed that the sycamores were originally lightly yellowed, but are now dropping leaves that are brown.
My girlfriend that I only get to see periodically called to say she was ready to tackle socks. She used to knit and sew when her girls were little. Then she had to support the family as a single mom. So anything other than housework, laundry, and cooking were set aside. Now she is enjoying grandmotherhood with sweaters, hats, mittens, etc. Her brother has been giving away hats that she makes him to older people that don't have hats on when he sees them. So she has made a lot of extra hats for him. But she is ready to go back to socks. Hurray for socks! I am so happy socks are so popular. So next week I am sending her a CARE package.
Today I went to the library and bank in the little town that I live near. The Presbyterian Church was having a bake sale and Christmas bazaar. I bought some banana cranberry bread to put in the freezer. I got some homemade peanut brittle. And I got a tiny little peach cobbler that had just been brought in and was still warm. I do my best to not eat stuff like this, so I never cook it any more. But these were little-not a full size.
Baby just brought a shrew into the house. I've got to stop and try to get the thing out of here. She has a real bad habit of abandoning things like this when she loses sight of them or gets bored.