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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

A Whiff of Autumn

It feels kind of like the first day of school for some reason. I think it's the minute change in the air, or perhaps the barometric pressure. Last night we had a huge storm that blew through the area; remnants of Louisiana's Hurricane Ida. Before, and right after, the rain, the air was thick and sticky. Although I love it hot, I don't 90% plus humidity. I couldn't cool off no matter how much cold water I drank.

A few hours after the weather settled down and the storm had passed, I peeked my head out the door. I immediately took a whiff and smelled autumn. Only a hint, but it was there. I'm aware the calendar says three more weeks of summer, which I am very happy about, but once that high pressure left the area, the air felt really cool (and better sleeping weather for sure!). 

That huge storm that did quite a bit of damage north of us in Philly and NYC; quite devastating for so many folks to now endure and repair their homes and lives. A tornado touched down 12 miles East of us that did extensive damage to one of our local high schools. Thankfully, school is not in session until after Labor Day, and that there were not many staff/students/faculty in the building(s) and surrounding area. 

Saying prayers for many tonight in the aftermath of Ida. She was a doozy!


In honor of that whiff of fall, I made a crock pot meal - Salsa Verde Chicken! It turned out DELICIOUS and will go into my frequent repertoire. 

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