How about a random right now post for today? Yes? Good. Here we go.
Adjusting to: life inside. Even though our days are still comfortable the evenings are cool and firewood is coming so the deck is about to be finished for the season. Good thing I like our cozy fall decor.
Watching: all the returned fall TV shows. I’m loving This Is Us and Grey’s, I feel like Modern Family has run it’s course, and we haven’t watched any Madame Secretary yet but I’m sure we will soon.
Reading: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Still. I hope to finish today.
Listening to: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. It’s so very good and I’m going to be sad to finish it.
Loving: All of your comments and birthday wishes for my brother yesterday. As I said to some of you, it’s amazing to me that people from all over the world (because yes, I have readers in other countries) thought of Donald yesterday. It’s another one of those unexpected gifts of writing a blog and I’m grateful for it.
Crying: Over flowers that my friend Rose left at my house yesterday with a simple note on the that said “For Donald.” Yep. She got me all verklempt.
Knitting: A folded edge/hem for the brim of my Chevron Love Slouch Hat. Yes, once again I have knit a hat that is too big. I’m hoping that picking up from the cast on edge and knitting a hem will make this fit. I’m also hoping that I’ll get my hat issues under control before I attempt another one.
Crafting: Cricut stuff. I’ve made some onesies that I have sold and I’ve got a big order for t-shirts for a family Christmas gift. I’m also designing some stuff, including a shirt for myself for Hallmark Christmas movie season.
Learning: More about Reiki. I got my Reiki II certification last weekend and, while there’s a lot of information and it’s somewhat overwhelming, it’s also incredibly powerful and I feel like it came into my life at just the right time.
Buying: Christmas bedding. One of the big reasons I wanted a neutral bedroom was so that I could add touches of other colors as the seasons change. So far I’ve gotten a red throw blanket for the end of our bed along with red ticking striped pillow shams for our big square European pillows. I still need shams for our regular pillows, I’d love to find a red plaid. The biggest challenge has been finding Christmas sheets that aren’t flannel because flannel is just too hot for me to sleep comfortably. I did find some on Wayfair that I think will work, though.
Diffusing: All the fall scents! Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Ginger, Nutmeg, Orange . . . I’ve been putting them all in my diffusers and loving the way they make the house smell. If you ever want to know more about essential oils and how they can make your life better just let me know.
Wishing: YOU a happy day!