This is actually my second Autumn Equinox in STL, although the first one went by in a blur of moving in. I vaguely remember colors, but mostly the fact that MO hasn’t chopped down all their trees like OH. (Slight exaggeration.) The weather is such that I can open up the window of my apartment and breathe in fresh gasoline fumes and sewage runoff (also slight exaggeration). Not too shabby, all things considered. If I squint my ears (?), I can almost imagine the Watson speedway is ocean waves. (My hearing is officially not great, according to Audiology.)
Yesterday (erev Shabbat) I think I outdid myself again on the Challah and meal, according to reliable sources. I did something different: baked salmon, roasted Mediterranean veggies, homemade mac’n’cheese, and fresh tomatoes from the garden. S ate the mac’n’cheese and challah, par for the course. Things were pretty quiet and even peaceable. Avdi got to go with S to his school parent/kid event, and Y spent overnight with a friend. My leg held out all day (with reinforcement) and I got a lot done.
I may or may not have more interesting items to report later, depending. In the meantime, here are scenes from erev.