Thanks for the welcome back!
Chile, I do plan to attend the talk, unless something comes up with work for DH/me. But, we should be attending. I can't wait to see you and how spectacular you must be looking.
I just jumpstarted my day with a brisk two mile walk/jog. The first mile was powerwalking, all uphill for the first mile. On the way home, I put in some speedbursts for 30-60 seconds at a time. It felt great.
I'm on my way out to pick up a stock of frozen veggies and more spuds. Our CSA ended the summer session, and there were not enough reenlisters to continue. So, back to the grocery store I go. In a way, I'm glad, because it's so easy to not give meals excessive thought when all I need to do is pull some veggies out of the freezer and nuke.
Speaking of freezer, there is a regular patron at the bar I work at who brings in a big basket of veggies each day. I have been stocking my new freezer with diced frozen peppers, stewed okra and tomatoes, gumbo, etc.
My favorite "invention" this summer is roasting various types of peppers, and then chopping them up and freezing in ice cube trays. When frozen, I pop the cubes out and place in a freezer bag. This is going to be fabulous to season beans, rice, etc., over the winter. All for free! YAY!
Off to the store I go. Have a nice day, friends.