Well, we survived Thanksgiving. Phew! Actually, it wasn't that bad. Unlike some families, my family doesn't fight or argue much - we are all very civil - which makes for a nice, pleasant meal (which was delicious, by the way!).
This morning I hit the gym for a 30 minute sprint on the recumbant bike, then mom and I went and got our groceries. I was surprised there weren't very many people out at the stores, then I remembered that it's Black Friday, and they were probably all in Paso, SLO, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Fresno or Santa Barbara, because, let's face it, there's no place to shop in Atascadero. (And, apparently the City Council likes it that way. Whatever.)
Anyway, when we got home, we did some rain-prepping, as we're supposed to be getting some of the wet stuff this coming week. We dug out one of the drain pipes that was plugged with dirt and gravel, removed the plug from the drain in the back yard, and cleaned out the gutters. I think we're set now. Bring it on, Mother Nature. Bring it on.
Finally, we did some harvesting of what little produce we still have growing. It wasn't a bad haul: four eggplant, one of which is ready to be used now; about a dozen little tomatoes in various stages of ripeness, and four lovely green bell peppers. And there's more to come, providing it doesn't freeze (which it's supposed to either this weekend or next week). I mean, check out the number of green tomatoes we've got still growing on the vine:
Not bad for mid-November, eh?