Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Around OakMeadows

Around OakMeadows

JMM and I had our annual physicals last week. We are both in good health. My blood pressure has been elevated over the past year so I am starting to take lisinopril 10mg daily. JMM has been taking it for a couple of years.  I am so thankful that we are both in good health and that we have access to good healthcare.  

We are still having very warm weather -- up to the mid 80s -- and lots of butterflies.  We didn't go to the annual Texas Butterfly Festival in the Lower Rio Grande Valley this year. We had just come back from our trip to MMM in Virginia and I am not a good traveler. Anyway, we will go next year.  Here it is the first of November and I counted 8 Monarchs in our garden today. 

I've got my fabric and pattern for my next quilt.  It is for a little boy. No boys on the way that I know of but it will be nice to have one ready.  

I finished reading Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly. I was all prepared not to like it because I don't like him but the last one-third of the book was so good and I learned so much about the Russian invasion of Manchuria.  I also liked his treatment of Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthur.  Anyway, it was worth reading.  Currently, I am reading The Tree by Colin Tudge (non-fiction) and Early Warning by Jane Smiley (fiction); both are pretty good so far. 

The only interesting thing I'm going to cook this week is a Lemon Bundt cake with a lemon glaze.  The rest of the cooking is just the usual.  

Upcoming travel plans include Christmas in Las Vegas to see some shows and maybe do some birding. There's a trip to London in the spring.  We've talked about a midwinter Caribbean cruise but that isn't definite. 

That's all the news from OakMeadows where the cats nap in the sunshine and so do the people. (Joy, joy--only one more week of election stuff!!)

1 comment:

Rambling Woods said...

You mean the man can write? I don't like him