Fall is our favorite time of year. We’ve always enjoyed Halloween, even though we don’t dress up anymore. But it’s sad to say that this Halloween is going to be different, with the pandemic and all. That being said, we’re trying to still get into the “spirit” of the season. LOL!
Watching | Lucifer
> A couple of years ago, we started watching this show about the devil taking a vacation in Los Angeles and becoming the civilian consultant to the local police department. Then our relocation interrupted things. So, we’ve started watching it all over again. It’s a fun premise and not too heavy on theology. And it’s kinda neat watching it during the Halloween season.
Loving | Pumpkin Spice
> One of the things that I love about Halloween is pumpkin spice everything. I’ve always loved pumpkin and now that retailers offer limited edition pumpkin spice flavors, I’m in heaven. Besides grabbing a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, I try to catch pumpkintopia at our local Trader Joe’s. Their pumpkin bisque is wonderful!
Remembering | Trick-or-Treating
> We’ve made the difficult decision not to participate in Halloween this year. Oh sure, we’re decorating the house for ourselves and indulging in all things pumpkin spice, but we’re not handing out candies. As much as we love seeing kids in costumes, we agree with the Centers for Disease Control that finding an alternative to Halloween might be the best thing to do this year.
Feeling | Cautious
> We’re starting to hear more people in the science community talk about learning to “live with” COVID-19 – not in terms of contracting the virus, but in being able to carve out some sense of a new normal. Keith and I are still being cautious, but we did venture out recently and went to the Apple Store. It was our first trip to a non-grocery store since February. They did a great job. Took our temperature, everyone wore masks, and practiced distancing. We were cautious and comfortable.
Reading | Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump
> There are lots of books out there right now about the current President. Almost too many. Being a politics and news junkie, I decided that I would read only one. So, I chose “Compromised” by former FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok. The book is very interesting, but I do feel the title is a bit misleading. To me, the book spends more time talking about how the FBI works and the nuances of counterintelligence than really the current political environment. While the book isn’t what I expected, I am finding it insightful.
Planning | My Vote
> My parents always told me about the importance of voting, but it wasn’t until I met someone from South Africa that it really hit home. Every election cycle, she would get the word out about registering to vote and participating in the process. Why? Because she knew what it was like to have her vote taken away. It’s not too late to make your plan. The next election is November 3, 2020 – three days after Halloween.
Working On | Computer backups
> We all know that backing up our devices is important. What’s equally important is cleaning out those old backups every once in a while. LOL! We’re making sure that we delete those old files so we don’t max out storage…and end up spending more on storage plans than we need to.
Geeking | BYGGLEK storage
> IKEA and LEGO have teamed up to provide a storage solution for your LEGOs. The BYGGLEK collection offers different size boxes that you can store LEGOs inside and even create a little LEGO scene on top. A couple of months ago, I purchased the monster sized LEGO pirate ship, and this will be a perfect option to store some of the pieces.
Let us know what you love about the fall season. What’s UP with you?