What I know today? Five things in no particular order… 1) Brrr! We had our first hard freeze and the back yard is a frosted wonderland this morning. We brought our ferns and other potted flowers inside last night and now the inside of our house looks like a greenhouse. (And by we I mean John.)
2) Thanksgiving is four days away, and I haven’t bought a turkey or even been to the grocery store yet. Usually by now I’ve chopped onion and celery for my dressing. Eh, it’ll happen. I’m excited that the whole family is coming to our house. That’s what it’s all about anyway. No one will starve, I feel certain.
3) Even though the hogs were on the wrong end of the win/lose equation, last night’s Razorback game was a blast. There were several incredible plays, records broken, and the crowd was pumped. No one seemed to notice the frigid weather until that very last moment when our field goal was blocked, and we lost by one measly point. The fans left frozen, stunned, and stupefied. Can’t win ’em all.
4) My Baylor Bears won. Yay. It was Baylor’s first win at Oklahoma State since 1939. Sorry to my Pokes friends. Can’t win ’em all.
5) Did I mention that four days before Thanksgiving I have a monarch chrysalis in a makeshift cage on my dining room table? A Thanksgiving Monarch. While all her friends are already partying in Mexico, she’s very late to the party. Last week she munched on milkweed and spun her chrysalis on the nearby lavender plant, while I monitored the weather forecast. Two days ago, I brought her inside. I’m not sure if she’ll make it, but there’s no way she would have survived 18 degrees last night.
Happy Sunday, y’all.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
p.s. I’m declaring NaBloPoMo (a post a day in November) over for me. I have too much to do, and I’m sure you do too. If you’ve been reading all month, thank you! I won’t be far away, and I’ll be back in a few days with more news of my book!
Amy Vachal, Dream a Little Dream