November 22nd, 2020


Things and Stuff

This has been an... interesting month. Election week was incredibly stressful, and I don't think I'll fully relax until they drag the orange menace out of the White House in January. Not even then, really, because we've got to start planning for the 2022 midterms. God, I long for the days when I could safely ignore politics.

In the meantime, we'd bought a couple of pie pumpkins back at Halloween, and when we cut them up to boil down, we discovered that some of the seeds inside had started to sprout. So I planted a dozen of the best-looking sprouts in a flowerpot, and this weekend I transferred the seedlings to a plot in the backyard. I don't know if they'll survive long enough to set fruit (normally you plant pumpkins in the spring) but this is supposed to be a warm winter, so they might surprise us. It will be interesting to see what sort of pumpkins they turn out, if they do set any, as these are just randomly pollinated seeds rather than carefully created seed company hybrids.

We also built a fire pit in the backyard, out of concrete pavers. It was almost a disaster, because I mismeasured, and the concrete base I poured for it was too small. But I managed to extend it by cutting up a couple of spare pavers with the tile saw and mortaring them onto the edge of the base. No one would mistake it for a professional job, but it will do – and it's way better than the little metal dish thingy we'd been using.

We're having a very small Thanksgiving this year, just the two of us, one friend, and my brother. But then, we always have a small Thanksgiving. Regardless, there WILL be pie. We made pecan pies today, and I'll make a blueberry one Tuesday.

I have absolutely zero ideas for Seasonal Spuffy. Sigh. Hopefully I can at least come up with a drabble for the last free for all day. comment count unavailable Rants Talk to me