Between the months of November and December my town is an especially good place to be. It’s the time when satsuma mandarins are ripening in private orchards up and down the hillsides. We got our first mandarins of the season yesterday from a friend. She stopped by with a shoebox full from her own orchard. I have been watching these juicy gems disappear one by one, and finding mandarin peels and happy kids in their place.
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Tonight we started listening to Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. I know, it’s too early. But we can’t help ourselves. It’s soooo good. I eat it up, and try not to sigh and chuckle in delight more than absolutely necessary.
I’m on my second recipe for pumpkin granola. Both were disappointing. I’m beginning to believe it is not meant to be.
Thanks to those of you who shared some incredible gift ideas this week. I’m overwhelmed by how thoughtful and very clever some of you are. How lucky are the people you share your life with (I include myself in that lucky group).
Thanks to a few readers who have said nice things about me on your blogs. These keep me going when I’m having one of those days. You know the kind. When you start second guessing everything from how much time you spend online to whether you’re eating enough whole grains. So thank you.
One last thing. Be excited for Monday. I have quite the treat of an interview for you.
Until then, have a great weekend.