Monday, October 28, 2013

Where does the time go...

I intended to be writing every day, and the month just seemed to disappear.  I've been enjoying this beautiful October weather.  The colors have been spectacular, and we have enjoyed the perfect blend of warm days and cool nights.  Today the rains began and the temperatures are supposed to drop.  I'm holding out for a few more weeks of moderate weather though.

My mind has been on Christmas.  Yes, already!  I want to make it a little more special this year.  Take the time to make the gifts more personal, as well as do some baking and candy making.  I toyed briefly with the idea of homemade cards, but decided that was a little too much to take on.

Do you ever find you've lost touch with some close friends and even some members of your family?  I certainly have in the past few years.  There are a lot of reasons, many health related and many were just a desire to be alone with my thoughts.  I still enjoy being alone, but have found myself longing to connect with people again.  I've taken a few small steps in that direction, but plan to put even more effort into it.

I'd love to reconnect with some of my old friends.  If you're reading this, drop me a line, send an email, or leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!  I'm ready to break out of my self-imposed shell.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October begins...

I don't have a lot to share today, but I'm trying to keep myself writing a bit every few days.  It gets so easy to just let it slide and before I realize it, months have passed without a single word being written.

I was happy to flip all my calendars to October this morning.  My box of autumnal decorations has been found, and I plan to pull some out this afternoon. I have a very pretty banner I won a few years back, during a blog giveaway.  It's one of my favorite things!  I always hang it across the top of a mirror in my entryway.

I'm listening to the old Inspector Morse TV series this morning.  There's something rather comfortable about it.  Maybe it's the accents, the locations, the classical music, or the slower pace of the show, I'm not sure... it just makes me happy!

I'm suddenly longing for a cup of coffee... maybe a mocha, so it's goodbye for today!