Welcome back! It's Tuesday again and life keeps going on faster than you can imagine. I'm deeming 2017 the year of disasters--political, natural, man-made, you name it. How much more we can take? Thank goodness this year is almost over and maybe the next will bring nothing but good.
Here are last week's pictures:
Day 281- Sunday, 10/8/17
It's cinnamon roll Sunday which is perfect for a cool fall morning. I like to bake and have the oven on when it's cold out plus you can't beat the smell of cinnamon that fills the house. Justin even thanked me 3 times for this warm comforting start to his day :0) Sadly it's been awhile.
Our skies are filled with smoke as the sun sets behind our house from fires that took over Sonoma and Napa counties last night. We are a good 100 miles away so safe, but our hearts break for those who lost so much. Many of us here in the Sacramento area visit these places often and have family, friends, or colleagues who live there so it makes it a bit more personal. We even vacationed in the Santa Rosa area just a couple months ago before school started so it was especially hard to see and hear about parts being destroyed. I pulled the last 2 pictures from the internet. Photo credits go to the Golden Gate CHP and LA Times respectively. So much devastation and loss as the fires continue to burn--over 20 in our great state :0(
We're getting ready for Halloween around here. Brandon picked out an Alien costume to wear on the big day and Justin has decided not to dress up this year and watch movies at a friend's house instead. I continue to decorate and love seeing all my pumpkins out again.
Day 283- Wednesday, 10/11/17
It's Wednesday at work and me at the microscope. We are testing literally thousands of sheep and goat samples for antibodies to one of our parasites so I'll be spending a lot of time on the scope. I learned how to read slides with this scope over 20 years ago and it's still here with me as I make my way through reading many more.
Day 284- Thursday, 10/12/17
Finally Justin can relax. Midterms are over and he has a 3-day weekend ahead with no school tomorrow and no homework or commitments. Lucky guy!
It's a beautiful fall day and an unexpected day off for teacher development so we ran a couple errands, grabbed lunch, and then hit up the local pumpkin patch. We may have even grubbed on some fresh made apple cider donuts. Yum!
Day 286- Saturday, 10/14/17
John's turn to have some fun. He's headed out for a nice fall ride up in the foothills today.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.