Now that I have moved out from my parents house, Thanksgiving just isn’t the same. I don’t get to go home every year either. That’s the worst part of growing up I think.
I remember how amazing the house smelled the day before and the day of Thanksgiving. Mom would start making potato salad or macaroni, deviled eggs and all of those cakes and pies the day before Thanksgiving. Then on Thanksgiving day, she would get up way before any of us even thought of getting up to start the turkey and ham.
By the time we all woke up, she had it all in the oven and we would wake up starving because the house smelled so good. We usually ate around 2 and the table to overflowing with food. Green beans, corn, yeast rolls, and some years, we had roast duck instead of turkey. Oh how I miss those days!!! I can still smell my mothers cooking when I think about Thanksgiving.
Well here it is close to the end of November and it’s about 80 degrees outside. I thought this was fall. Well it sure doesn’t feel like it to me. I can’t remember when fall officially started but with these temperatures, I don’t think it matters.
Last winter was warmer than usual too but the winter before, I don’t think we have ever had so much snow. I guess the global warming thing everyone was talking about took a break. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for fall. This summer wasn’t as hot as usual but I’ve had enough of yard work for now. Well that is until the leaves start falling.
Well it’s hard to imagine that another year is on it’s way out. I mean, I have been so busy trying to get some things fixed, up graded and just generally looking better that I just realized it’s already November. The leaves are mostly down which means more yard work than I have done all summer unfortunately.
But you know, leaves are great to add into the soil if you have a garden. All you have to do is spread out the leaves and till or plow them in if your garden is big enough and you have a tractor that is. That not only adds much needed nutrients to the soil, but it also helps when you go through those darn dry periods too. My parents did it every year!
Here it is almost Halloween and it’s supposed to be 80 degrees for the next couple of days. To top it off, it’s gonna be 77 degrees Friday. But now here’s the fun part. This weekend, the highs are only going to be in the mid to upper 60’s. Sounds like perfect pneumonia weather if you ask me.
If I’m not mistaken, the mid 60’s is normal around here this time of year. Oh and then to top it off, there’s a tropical storm that might head up the coast this weekend. Strange weather we are having! Strange weather indeed! Hey, one good thing, that tropical storm might blow the leaves out of my yard. It could happen!!!