Two more named storms are needed to meet the 2005 record number of named Atlantic storms. The last two storms occurred November 29, 2005 and December 30, 2005, so i think we're on track to beat that record.
I've been having issues with Evernote sync-ing attachments. I understand the challenges in synchronization, but it doesn't make it any easier to accept.
...now Sunday afternoon....
Friday & Saturday involved recovery from conference: moody, poor focus.
Saturday night i went with niblings and sister to a haunted drive through Shakori Hills, https://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/site-map/, renamed to haunted hills. (I note the flow of traffic was opposite the festival route.) E was somewhat distressed, my sister L was startled more than once. I think i was fairly aware of all the spookies (not driving, i could be more alert); W was quiet and mildly amused, as suits a teenager.
Asthma is coming on -- the occasional cough and chest tightness are not The Virus. Before my annual check up, the nurse asked me about temperature & blood pressure -- i realized we have that sort of biometric kit now. I've assembled the blood pressure gadget, an oximeter, and a thermometer all in a little case so we can occasionally check our baseline and be able to recognize when we aren't well.
Take the brine from a jar of Spanish olives, add some apple cider vinegar, and let diced up red onions swim in the juice. It's mellowed the onions wonderfully -- still oniony, but in a way i have found pleasant sprinkling on sandwiches and in salads.
Slice and arrange an apple in a broiler & microwave safe dish. Microwave briefly to soften the apples. Slice two small figs over the apples, sprinkle with goat cheese and breadcrumbs and a little bit of something sweet, broil on the toaster oven's "Lo" for ten minutes. 'Twas good!
The fig tree is escalating its ripening. I feel like i am picking them too early, but when i went out today, one was split wide open. They taste fine, and i picked eight this afternoon, which is almost enough to do something with.
I got some plants in the ground yesterday -- i fear several that i bought at the same time that were not shade plants did not survive their late summer-early autumn planting. We have a small tree and bundles of bare roots in the fridge that i really ought to get planted.