As if only three days of library internet connection each week wasn't bad enough, I haven't been able to get on at all since last Wednesday! Normally I can park in front of the building when they're closed, and access my blog and all of yours. Not any more. Now they've put a block on personal web pages, and the librarian has to sign me in for access! Let's hope we have an early warm spring, so I can go back home early and lead a normal life. Mr. Granny says weather willing we can head back in February instead of waiting until March.
It's been cold and windy here, with lows down to 31F. It hasn't bothered the lettuce, spinach and radishes, but it did kill the basil and froze the flowers. The Meyer lemon tree lives inside now, and has put forth another growth spurt. It not only got about six inches taller, it began branching out at the tips so it's looking bushier. Daytime temperatures have hovered in the low 50s all week, but are expected to get back into the seventies by Thursday.
My friend, Esther, picked me up last Tuesday and we went to Phoenix for a day of shopping at Costco. It was nice to get away for a while, as boredom has really set in. I was glad to see my Idaho friends come in this week. Marge is my travel partner when I want to head for Mexico, and I'm due for a dental appointment again. This time I'm prepared, as I have my enhanced driver's license. That works like a passport for land travel to Mexico or Canada, so I won't get in trouble with the border patrol like I did last year!
Mr. Granny and I are going to Lake Havasu City tomorrow. He needs to get the oil changed in the Ranger, and we've been wanting an excuse to pig out at the Golden Corral's buffet. Maybe I can also find some good holiday bargains, since I missed out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mr. Granny and I stayed home, and I roasted a turkey with stuffing. We also had mashed potatoes, gravy, baked butternut squash (from the WA garden), cranberry sauce, olives and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Annie and Otto got turkey for their dinner, and they are still eating the leftovers!