So many people think autumn is the greatest time of the year. Not me. Yes the leaves look beautiful for a couple week. Yes the harvest is over and home canning and preserving is winding down. Yes the temperatures cool down.
What happens next? Winter comes. Winter comes and the temperatures drop. The winds pick up. The chill hurts my bones.
I can’t enjoy autumn because I know winter is on the way. So, I will spend my time looking back at the good things of summer.
Mid August I opened my home to a travel nurse, I call her K because I never asked if I could “out” her. K rented a basement room for her work in the area. In the hours before she reached out to me roughly four inches of rain fell , overwhelming the city sewage system. The basement drain was under a rug, under her bed. She knew right away the increasing wetness wasn’t rainwater. She found me on Airbnb, reached out, and I bought a portable washing machine.
Back in July we adopted Bob, formerly known as Edward. Bob has settled in pretty well. After two months he and Betty, formerly known as Perle, will now roughhouse for 8-10 minutes. It may be my imagination, it seems as though Betty doesn’t get quiet as hysterical during thunderstorms lately. I think that is due to Bob not getting upset at them. I also noticed she didn’t lose her mind when the trash truck ran Monday. She just looked out the door and looked unsure, but not panicked.
Over the past few weeks I have strived to do more organic posts on social media. This has been in the form of short, themed hashtagged posts like #MondayMorningMmm, #TuesdayTips, #WednesdayWings, etc. It’s a real struggle for me. My daily routine is a real routine. I don’t have a lot of free time to create content like that. I get myself overextended and have to stop and regroup. When do you know you’ve overextended yourself? Do you catch it before it gets out-of-hand?
I shared with my friend Lisa, over at Two-Lane Renaissance, that I am looking at all my social media accounts and deciding which to continue with, and which to mothball. My first account was AOL back when you used a floppy disc with one free hour on it. I think that was around 1996. Somewhere around here I have a printout of an AOL IM between me and Wayne, when we were dating. It was printed on a dot-matrix printer. LOL I now have a color laser all-in-one. :)
I don’t know when I started with Facebook, but I do know I’ve been on Twitter since 2008.
Have you ever received one of the Walmart goody bags? I got one the other day. I liked the actual bag the best of everything.
Our pastor and his wife developed the virus last week. I filled in for him, now that I’m an actual certified Lay Speaker with the UMC. The sermon was Christian Get UP! With the passing of England’s Queen Elizabeth, and the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks I spoke on death being around us since Caine and Able, and that Christ commands us not to “let your heart be troubled.”
Have you found yourself wallowing in the depressing media lately? Are you ready to break the habit?
I am undecided on a theme for an October promotional. If you have a good idea use the comment button below to share it. Keep it at a PG rating please. LOL
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