Rain, rain, rain. Good ole Pacific Northwest weather is here. We had the coldest early October temperatures since 1989 and rain has followed. My dad grew up in this area and hated the weather. He was a double Leo and if he couldn’t get out in the sunshine and play golf, he was miserable. But he taught me all the fight songs of universities here so I can sing along and know the Beavers from the Huskies – love the mascots of the schools here: beavers, ducks, huskies, cougars.
We are having another El Nina year when we get colder and wetter winter storms. Same as last year when Mt. Baker got 706 inches of snow! It’s good news as we had a very dry summer and need the moisture for crops and streams to keep the salmon healthy. Autumn colors are still coming into view. All the maples lead the parade with their huge red leaves falling on the sidewalks. The rain has greened up all the grass and lawns which makes for a beautiful background to the changes in the forest. We are delighted to drive the back roads and watch the transition, rain or shine. It’s in our charts. Leslie is a Cancer; I have Venus in Cancer (see how that works?). We love the rain and enjoy cooking and hanging out at home.
Leslie is in complete heaven in her new kitchen. Pete and I get the benefits and are very grateful. Although I have to tell you one problem Leslie has generated: addictions I’ve never had before. Sad, sad, but now I am addicted to: coconut cream pie, frostys (Wendys), lemon curd, and chocolate dipped vanilla ice cream cones. I probably need therapy to keep from getting any heavier. But I have no complaints.
Pumpkins and apples are out and about (as they say in Canada). We shop at The Green Barn often, a friendly store loaded with local fruits and veggies. I counted 23 different kinds of apples on sale there last week. The cabbages were huge, ten pound bombers, enough sour kraut fixins for the entire neighborhood.
We are more than ready for Mercury to stop messing with us. We’ve had powerful winds with the rain and just been lucky the power stayed on, while it didn’t in other parts of the county. Hope you weren’t caught in the airline cancellations, a typical Mercury Retrograde occurrence. Things calm down with a few exceptions in November, but do read ahead as there are two stressful days with real trouble in the Skywatch, days you don’t want to be involved in anything critical or medical.
You’ll also see that I have finished my 2022 Datebook. Preview? There are huge, powerful healing aspects in the heavens next year. Go ahead and research a trip, elective surgery, adventure or change of scenery in your life in ’22. You’ll find the dates to schedule all in this Datebook.
Keep the faith. These hard times won’t last forever.
Meanwhile, stay masked up and well. We do and feel so much safer now that we are both vaxxed and ready for the booster when it’s time.
Leave us a note on the website when you have a positive note to share. We all need to lift each other up.
Leslie and I send you best wishes.