Okay, we all know what happened with the football game so we don't need to revisit the details here:-(
I don't shop very often, as compared to years past when I had a good job and lived not too far from a Nordstrom. Ahhhh, I remember the smells and the piano playing. *sigh* But this is not a fashion blog so only occasionally do I show you something new. I have needed a warmer coat and purse (or handbag if you prefer). Well, not so much needed a purse as wanted a purse. I have others but they are getting past their prime, languishing in my closet.
So here we have my new coat and purse, modeled by a dining room chair.
I don't know that it's warm enough to visit any of you friendly bloggers in the Midwest or Eastern climes, but it's good for California.
All my previous whining about lack of rain came to an end over the weekend as we happily received somewhere between 2 and 3 inches Friday-Saturday. We had a break yesterday and then it poured again. This one was another gully washer so it will be interesting to see the totals. By the end of the week it's supposed to be 70 degrees again, which means the grasses will start to grow and we will soon have green hillsides again. Sing Hallelujah! Or at least smile and clap for us.
Everything was washed and cleaned by Mother Nature.
Erik planted a few more trees for us. Last year he put in about a dozen new bare roots and they are all doing well. It would be so great to have some fruit this year but they are still pretty small. I live by "an apple a day" and my favorites are Fuji. So we put in two Fuji trees. Yay! I can't wait for my own apples someday. And because we have a lilac bush that delights me, we planted another one. The first one was planted by the previous owner and I'm not sure how old it is. It's good to have new stock sometimes.
Of course the chicken inspectors helped, as always. They had to measure the depth of the hole, check the quality of the soil, and make sure there were no unwanted bugs around the new trees.
And finally, a rainbow smiled on us this afternoon, just before the last of the rain came down.
It's all good at the end of the day.