Autumn has finally arrived here, and it is glorious. I love cool, crisp mornings and evenings and sunny warm afternoons. This weather is hard to beat. The leaves have not really started turning here yet, but I have a feeling they'll start showing some color in the next few days.
This kind of weather makes me want to cook and bake. I made dinner for a dad and two kids who recently lost their wife/mom -- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, California mix veggies, and brownies for dessert. I also took a jug of lemonade and a giant bag of snack bags of chocolate covered pretzels for school lunches. I hope they enjoyed it. I hope it eased their troubles for a moment. I hope it made a difference. I wish I could do so much more. I made two meatloaves and doubled the potatoes and veggies, and an extra pan of brownies - for us - and Steve loved it all. He's a meat-n-potatoes boy, for sure.
Tonight we will enjoy leftovers, so I don't have to make anything. My cooking plans for the next few days include making a pot of beef veggie soup with cornbread, Friday taco night, and maybe a nice roasted chicken for the weekend. I also have had a taste for my mom's no-bake cookies, but I'll wait awhile for those. I try to have extended times between making desserts for us, since we just don't need the sugar.
With my balance issues, I have started using a "rollator" walker in the house. It helps to stabilize me and provides a place to sit if I get weak. Hobbes, of course, has investigated it thoroughly and has decided he likes riding around in it while I push him. Silly boy.
Audrey is too long to fit on the seat, but I think she wishes she could ride around the house too. 😉
That's pretty much all that's new around here. What's new in your neck of the woods?