Thanksgiving week

I simply can’t understand why religious people embrace DTrump, one of the worst humans in recorded history. He’s profane, nasty, hateful, juvenile, deceitful, crude – everything that the folks in Sunday School said you shouldn’t be. This article from Hullaballoo lays it out in stark detail. The MAGA evangelicals who love Trump are hard to understand – hypocritical at best, and complicit in Trump’s evil.


I’ve spent the day today getting ready to spend a bundle on the CA property. Trimming or removing almost 30 trees. Fixing the pool/spa heater. Paying the property taxes (no small thing in the socialist republic of CA). Paying the multiple insurances (one just for fire, another for regular homeowners). Socal is an *expensive* place to live, getting more expensive all the time.


I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, even though we’ll have a smaller than usual gathering. The final menu:

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Smoked turkey
  • Mashed potato casserole
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Green bean casserole
  • Stuffing (not inside the bird)
  • Cranberries
  • Basque-style cheesecake
  • Quintessa (and any other wine I feel like opening)

Everything home-made, including the cheesecake. Cooking many of the items Wednesday (soup, casseroles and cheesecake all actually better after a night in the fridge) and of course serving Thursday.