Wednesday, November 25, 2020

There goes the sun

The sun is rising later and later these days. Here, today, it will officially be up at 08h14. And we'll continue losing daylight until the solstice in December. Driving is a pain right now, because the sun is so low in the sky that it's just blinding, especially when driving east in the morning. We're not supposed to be out for much these days anyway, except for food shopping and medical visits. And getting the car inspected. By the way, it passed, so we're good for another two years. That's a good thing for a car that's twenty years old.

This past Monday's sunrise.

We only use that old Peugeot for tooling around town. No long drives, just in case it decides to break down, so we stay close to home with it. The newer car, a Citroën, gets inspected in a few weeks. We don't expect any issues with that one.

Ken's heading out this morning to get our Thanksgiving "turkey," which is actually a leg of lamb. We started that tradition in 1983, if memory serves. I'll be making a pumpkin pie, too. Meanwhile, today's lunch will be soupe à l'oignon gratinée.


  1. Even walking when the son is low in the sky can be painful. I like the term 'tooling around'. At least someone for once followed convention and set the turkey free.

  2. Ooh, REAL French Onion Soup. I'll bet yours is superb. My sister-in-law makes us go to Paris Hotel and Casino whenever in Las Vegas because she says they have the best French Onion Soup she's ever tasted. I have my doubts, but it makes her happy. Of course, gorgeous sky and gorgeous photo today!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving eve from Eve!

  4. Haa haa, Evelyn!

    Our Thanksgiving turkey is going to be a pork roast LOL. It's just the two of us, and though I love roast turkey, I hate how much space it takes up in the fridge, and the days of thawing (I know, I could pay 3 times as much and get a fresh one), and I hate dealing with the carcass and pulling all of the meat off, etc. etc. etc. It's just big and unwieldy. I'll maybe make when at Christmas time. Thanksgiving is our wedding anniversary this year!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I will be eating chicken after celebrating with turkey and all the rest last weekend. My daughter shared and I brought it home all packaged up - so we were not "at risk".

    Mary in Oregon

  6. andrew, there are many more "turkeys" that he'll set free...

    mitch, I've eaten at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris resort in LV and found it to be really good, although I don't think I tasted the onion soup there.

    bettyann, they can be dramatic this time of year.

    evelyn, lol! Thanks!

    judy, I love pork roast! Happy anniversary!

    mary, enjoy!


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