Sunday, October 21, 2007
If you live in Southern CA you know that October is fire season. The Santa Ana winds blow and it is warm and dry here. In 2003, the big fires that swept through what seemed like all of San Diego was during the Santa Ana winds in October as well. And again, today it is happening. Todd and I were just hanging out at our house with our windows open, watching football, when he smelled fire. We looked outside the window and a big cloud of smoke was billowing towards our backyard. We checked around and there were no fires near our house. Turned out that the two fires were down south by the border, and east of us near Ramona. Regardless, because of the strong winds, the smoke and the smell engulfed our whole area. It was gross! We went to Costco to buy some things, and we regretted stepping out of the house because of the smoke. The Indians are losing Game 7 of the ALCS right now to the Red Sox, 3-1. I can't believe they lost the last two games and are on the verge of ending their season. They should have won game 5 at home! Yesterday (Sat.) Todd and I went running on the coast of Encinitas. We hadn't done that in a few weeks and it was very fun. We ran, then we went to Beach City Cafe and I had the Huevos Rancheros with seasoned fried potatoes, and Todd had grilled mahi mahi taco and carne asada taco. Then we tried to go to a bakery that Todd had discovered on Chowhound, but there was a traffic light malfunction and it was going to take WAY too long to get through the traffic to get there, so we opted to go home in time for the Buckeye game instead. The Buckeyes beat Michigan State 27-17. I thought there was going to be a bigger margin of victory. But at least they won and we were excited. Later in the afternoon, Sally came over and we looked at our newly framed and hung pictures on the walls, and she looked at my Shutterfly album of my digital scrapbooking pages, and our new album of photos shot by Tara Whitney. Then Todd made yummy homemade pumpkin spice bread, which is our fall favorite. It was SO good! Todd also made a sausage & mushroom barley dish that was delicious. Then the three of us watched "Love Actually". It's a fun movie, and Sally had never seen it. Friday night Todd and I went to the local Indian eatery by Trader Joe's, and then some ice cream at Baskin Robbins. In the fall, they have a flavor called "Quarterback Crunch", which is vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls and chocolate crunch balls. It's really good and we always go get it in the fall! Well, the weekend is almost over, so I'm getting ready to chill out and rest so I can gear up for another week of work.