I startled our buddy HossShort for “Hasenpfeffer”, a nickname Kathleen bestowed upon any rabbit in our sight. yesterday as I headed out to get bread. He stopped next to the garage and waited, watchful. I grabbed my camera and snapped the photo above.
I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year, sort of. Instead of pushing hard for 50,000 words in a brand-new project, I’m going to use the month to try and finish the first draft of Dried Flowers. My aim is at least 300 words each and every day. So far today I’m at 307 words, and I think I’m going to do a bit more after I finish this post.
I’ll try to make sure to post update here every so often (let’s say weekly, so I’m not boring you).
This year’s lightly-annotated list of Hallowe’en costumes:
Li’l tiny kitten (She was 3, maybe 4 at the outside. Rang the bell, very clearly said “Trick or treat”, thanked me for the candy. Her mom, from the sidewalk, said “You did it all by yourself! I’m so proud of you!” So was I.)
Li’l purple dragon
Traveler (or what we might, in less enlightened times, have called a “gypsy”)
2 boxes of Nerds (one was grape, I couldn’t make out the other; both had the Nutritional Information printed on the backs of their costumes)
Bearded dad (The angel and bear both asked if we had gluten-free bars, which—turns out—apparently Aero fits the bill. I gave their dad a Coffin Crisp because a) the kids were super polite about it and b) he seemed really patient.)
Today I went a bit over 13km at an average speed of 17.9km/h. The new bike is definitely faster; I didn’t feel like I was putting in any particular effort, but on my old bike I’d have been doing about 15km/h, maybe 16 on a good day.