Month: October 2018

October 17, 2018: Shifting to Autumn

When Autumn truly arrives, it’s memorable. It reminds you of this change the second you walk outside, and the wind cuts through the fabric of your clothes. You remember the change every evening, when the sun slips into the horizon a couple minutes earlier.

It brings out special celebrations; people dressing up for Halloween, families coming together for holiday blessings and cheer. Autumn also begins the period of reflection. As people head indoors to retreat from the cooling air, many tend to gather their thoughts and plans for the future months. They plan and prepare for the moment when nature awakens once more, and the need to explore is enlivened once more.

October 15, 2018: Reading

Every evening I try to make a point to do some reading. I really want to reconnect with my literary side, so I’m working hard to maintain some amount of reading each day. I began reading ‘Daughters of the Lake’. I’m only on Chapter Four, but it’s a pretty good read so far. I’m hopeful to finish the book by the end of the month. Work has been very long and tiring, and I’m realizing that the need to keep up with my passions is vitally important.

October 14, 2018: Pumpkins and Walking Dead

Today I relaxed and worked on my classroom pumpkin. At work we were each given a pumpkin to decorate by the end of the week, so since I’m always busy doing a million things at work, I took care of it here at home. I chose a sinple outline: a cat gazing up at a full moon. I always love pumpkin carving. After the initial cut around the pumpkin’s center, it’s simple after that.

Andy and I also watched The Walking Dead. I love the story, but the comic is much more enjoyable than the show. So many characters have taken different routes on the television version, with some main people making their departures soon. I’m not sure what’s going to happen as the season progresses. It’s nice to see the interracial romances taking place on the show though.

October 13, 2018: Saturday in Piscataway

It’s been a busy Saturday. This morning Andy and I attended the second half of our Pre-Cana requirement. It was extremely early to be awake, and on a Saturday, but it covered topics that centered around growing the fruits of a happy marriage. I’m very happy that we attended.

We then went to Hallmark, to check if there were any Halloween mystery bag Peanuts characters available, but they were sold out. I’m hoping that they’re around at other Hallmark locations near me, since I only need one more character to complete my collection. It’s not even guarenteed that I would get the one character I need, since you don’t know until you open the bag. It doesn’t hurt to keep looking!

October 12, 2018: Books and Friends

My current read is Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb. I came across the book on kindle reads, where you can receive one free book if you’re an Amazon Prime member. From what I gather about the story so far, it flips back and forth between the 19th century and the current period. I’m only a couple chapters in, and I really like it.

This weekend is going to be exciting. Andy and I are attending a Pre Cana class tomorrow morning, and we are also meeting up with Iris and her husband for his birthday party. It’s been a while since we’ve hung out together. Iris has promising news to share about her job, so I’m looking forward to catching up with her.

October 11, 2018: Michael’s Impact

The damage Hurricane Michael left on Florida is absolutely devastating. My heart goes out to all of the people in Florida who are suffering, now living without homes. Entire towns destroyed. All these hurricanes cutting through our country with such force is a clear sign that our environment is suffering. As long as our government turns a blind eye toward climate change, these storms will destroy another city.

I think about my cousin who currently lives with his family in Florida. He lives in another area of Florida, but I still feel concerned for him. I’m hopeful that I can see him sometime next year. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had our conversations.