I don’t have much to say right now. My words are all locked up inside my head, bouncing around as I try to figure out how to approach this new series. I know what I want to achieve; I’m just not clear yet how to get there. I’m running late on time before the surgery, so I’m pretty frustrated with myself right now. I also know better than to get too aggravated, because seriously, what good is that going to do? It’ll come to me when it’s time. Anyhow…

Fall has finally settled in over the region, as it has most of the country at this point, at least in temperature. Some regions are even seeing snow and winter weather – let’s not rush that in here too soon, please. The trees still haven’t turned, which makes for an interesting mix of seasons.

The squirrels are busy doing what squirrels do. That’s one of the things I love about fall and winter, being able to see the squirrels better. They have a “highway” that encircles our house, and they never have to let their feet touch the ground if they don’t want, with a couple or three small exceptions of about six or eight feet. The rest of the time, they’re in the trees, and it’s a sight to see.

This is exceptional weather for soup and warm baked things. I got some gluten-free flour mix the other day at the store that I’m eager to try out with a couple of yeasty recipes. If it works out, I’ll let you know. Nothing goes so well with soup as bread.

Speaking of soup, what’s your favorite? I’m kind of odd with that – I have to be in the mood for soup, and then I can eat on it for days. I think that comes from eating too much of the stuff over the years. I mean, soup is easy, fast, and cheap, right? I’m still working on making a good broccoli cheese soup, which should be simple, but I can’t make a decent one to save my life. Go figure… LOL!

At any rate, we’ll see what this week brings in the way of creativity and soup, and hopefully both will turn out well.

Happy Reading!