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Rest in Peace, Ruth. We will sorely miss you.
Cold morningsFor the past few days, we've been waking up feeling very cold. I've tried my best to ignore the season shift, but this morning, comfort took precedence and the heater has finally been turned on, if only for an hour. So while the afternoons are significantly warmer, the rest of the day and night is not. Personally, I love sweater weather, and with this year being a dud so far and not having been friendly to my wardrobe, I'm looking forward to some retail therapy.
Fall is about sweaters, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, wagon rides, corn mazes, so much good ole fun, and did I already say sweaters?
But, oh wait, we are still in a pandemic. Right, we'll find out what this year's Fall is going to be about. Even if some of these places are open, I know we won't be visiting any this year, so we are all going to be very sad. Maybe I'd try the corn maze - last time I went, it was not crowded at all, but we will have to …

The Sunday Salon: And Then There Were None

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Currently: Trying to fight the nap-urge after having a heavy Indian lunch. We had couple of our neighbors come over for lunch. I may or may not have eaten more than I usually do, so now I'm waiting for 4 am, so that I can have some nice piping hot tea.

Last night was kind of rough. The little munchkin kept waking up every two hours, when usually she would only wake up once every 4-5 hours. I think maybe her hands (which are usually never covered) were a little too cold. We got some flannel pajamas for her yesterday - just in time, so hopefully, she won't feel too cold while sleeping. Right now, she's on her second nap of the day so I'm using the time to get caught up.

Work was less dramatic this past week, which was nice. I wish we had tomorrow off for Columbus Day but like for most of the country, it's a holiday that's not a holiday at work.

Reading: Yesterday, I finished reading And Then There Were None, my third Agatha Christie book ever. I quite enjoyed this one more than I did the other two. It was kind of ingenious, but I ended up feeling the same way I did after reading her other books - her crimes always seem impossible to solve (the perpetrator usually has the smallest presence in the book) and they generally have such fantastic plots that they don't feel realistic. Still, I enjoyed this one a lot so I hope to read some of her more popular mysteries soon.

Right now I am in between books - I have been on a trial subscription of Scribd for the past two weeks and I just started reading Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. I was going to do a trial month with Oyster next, but oh well, they shuttered their doors and that was somewhat disappointing. I'll try Kindle Unlimited instead. I guess I'm trying to find the subscription service best worth keeping, when I need something like that. 

Listening: Still listening to Missoula in the car. It is annoying me how much many people prefer to blame the victim when it comes to rape complaints. You would think that at least women and fathers of girls will have more compassion, but nope - some of them act as if it is near impossible for a girl to get raped. Oh, he is just a sweet caring innocent boy...

Watching: Nothing really. I need to start watching Fear of the Walking Dead, now that the show is over and I can binge watch. Walking Dead is starting tonight but that may have to wait until later. I still haven't gone for Martian and I don't think I will be able to watch it in theater. Hopefully, it comes out on DVD soon.

Making: I finished munchkin's mittens last week. I had to restart the second mitten because I changed my knitting technique midway, even though I knew I shouldn't do it. And sure enough, the mitten came out slightly larger than its twin. I could still have moved on with my life but I knew that it would always bug me so I unraveled the mitten and made it again. Luckily, it was a quick project - just took an hour. Now, it's drying after a quick wash and soon it will be ready for the babe.

Last night, I cast on for a pullover for her and cannot wait to get going with that one. I've been hoping to make a scarf for myself but knowing how long that's going to take, I have been feeling hesitant. Maybe I'll just make more sweaters for the babe instead.

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