Whew! We made it to Election Day! I voted, and by the crowds of people, it looks like a huge turnout.
Last writing, I forgot to mention Halloween, my favorite holiday. I must have other things like the World Series on my mind. Anyway, this year I decorated mostly inside so that I would not have my creations destroyed by the weather. But by doing it this way, the only ones who got to see it were my neighbors across the street and me.
On Halloween, I carved just two Jack-o’-lanterns by myself, put up a couple of ghosts to greet the trick-or-treaters, and made chocolate chip cookies and doughnut muffins for the adults and kids.
My first visitor was a frog, Carter Campbell, along with his mom, Carrie, and my daughter, Colleen. Next it was River and Caitlyn Norcross as “Dumb and Dumber.” And my final guests of the evening were my neighbors, a Red Sox fan and a cheerleader, aka Talon and Dory Westhaver, accompanied by mom, Ellen, and grandmother, also dressed for All Hallow’s Eve. I had a wonderful time and I thank you all for coming. See you next year!
Colleen and Tim went to a Halloween party hosted by my nephew, Kory. He was dressed as Beetlejuice, from one of my favorite movies. Great costume, Kory! You too, Bronwen/Lydia!
Backing up to Oct. 27, the day that much of the state saw varying amounts of snow, from six inches in the north/mountains to a coating along the coast. I saw some flakes but not enough to call it a cat tracker, but Dad said he did so I’m putting out this season’s predictions:
As many days as the month is old: 27
As many days as the week is old: 7
As many days as the moon is old: 3
Total cat tracker storms 2018-2019: 37
Time will tell.
This storm also came with a lot of wind, 50 mph plus, and rain up to two inches. And the storms keep coming, mostly rain, and where just a short time ago it was very dry and with drought conditions, it is now very wet and the lakes, ponds, and streams are full and will be running over the banks soon. But that’s how it goes, right from one extreme to the other.
On Oct. 29, Ross once again went to Bath Regional Vocational Center to give a meat-carving class. And on this day, I planted the top to my most recent pineapple and in 2 ½-3 years, I hope to be enjoying another Maine-grown pineapple.
Nature notes: What I think are Baltimore orioles have been hanging around for the past couple of weeks. I think they had better move on. On Nov. 5, late in the day, I heard, then saw, a very large V flock of Canada geese flying high and headed south.
On Nov. 3, I picked Colleen up at 4:30 a.m. for the Early Bird Sale. Our first stop was Mexicali Blues, then Renys, the bookstore, and finally a nice breakfast at Deb’s Bristol Diner with Carrie Campbell and Renee Rodrigue. And to Renee’s mother, Peggy, I send get well wishes.
Birthdays: Happy birthday wishes go out to Jason Morin, Nov. 1; Kari Percival-Cook, Nov. 2; Marilyn Billings, Nov. 4; Tim Leeman, Nov. 5; Sarah Hanley, Nov. 6; Vicki Hart, Nov. 8; Mary Hanna, Nov. 9; Jeremy Westhaver, Nov. 10; Angela Chase, Nov. 11; and Lyndell Foster and Susan Pinetti-Isabel, Nov. 12. Hope they all are or were happy ones!
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day/Remembrance Day! It is observed on the 12th. A long weekend for some.
Have a good one!