Pull Up a Chair This May Take a While

First of all, I want to apologize to my followers for the blast of fiction stories late last night. I could not sleep so I decided to copy some shorts from my old blog here. What I did not think through was the fact they would all be broadcast to followers. I do not have a lot more, but I will wait and post them one a day now. I did keep the original dates intact so they would not fill the home page of my blog.

Secondly, Happy Birthday to my granddaughter. It is hard to believe she is ten years old! When I think about the last ten years I can do nothing but smile. She is a smart, high energy, loving child and I could not be more proud of her! I do not post pictures of my grandchildren on my blog so you will just need to believe me when I tell you how beautiful she is!

And Happy Halloween of course! We do not do much for Halloween these days since our home is isolated. No trick or treaters and no one to stroll by and check out the decorations. It is a little sad because this was always hubby’s favorite holiday and he always decorated to the hilt. Our garage is full of Halloween decorations. Last year they were temporarily transported to my son’s house for a big Halloween/birthday party for our granddaughter.

We are back in a period of rain and cooler weather. Yesterday we had 6.25 inches (15.875 centimeters) of rain and more than two additional inches since midnight. Weather predictions are for rain off and on throughout the day. I checked our drought maps this morning and we are showing slightly improved but not totally out of drought conditions. Trick or treating may be a tumultuous time for many across the state as a cold front is causing weather disturbances. Our temperatures are predicted to drop to 31°F in the overnight hours — a 38° difference from our high for the day.

My friend Lauren (who writes a great gratitude blog) was threatened by a new fire in California yesterday. It is unnerving to see smoke from your back yard and having helicopters hovering nearby. Thankfully, as of yesterday afternoon, they were able to contain the fire. I have 3 or 4 friends in different areas of California who are a little too close for comfort. Thankfully, none have been required to evacuate. Wildfires are so frightening and destructive and with hurricane force winds, difficult to contain.

I have my logo and am building my Facebook page. It is not ready for prime time yet. I will be taking photos of some of the jewelry I have created and will weave in some creative writing. I am happy with the idea of the logo, but I believe I will be tweaking it along the way.

Tomorrow begins NaNoWriMo. I am going to write stream of consciousness. I have a story floating in my mind so I will see where it takes me. This will be a no pressure endeavor. I plan to get up an hour earlier than normal and write early to kickstart my day. Of course, the month of November is filling up with other commitments, but that is one of the tests of Nano. If you want to write, you will make it happen regardless of the interruptions.

Tomorrow is also the day we will take hubby’s truck in for its first service. I am also planning to upgrade my phone tomorrow. It is exhibiting unpredictable behavior and randomly calling people if I set the phone down with a jolt. That’s never a good thing. Having an upgraded camera will be nice as well. So, order of business today is to get all my backups done.

Thanks for sticking with me through this post. I hope you have a great Halloween regardless of the weather.


17 thoughts on “Pull Up a Chair This May Take a While”

  1. I enjoyed all the stories, and will look forward to more. Despite posting a vaguely Halloween-themed post this morning, I do not celebrate it at all. So it will just be ‘Thursday’, in our house.
    Best wishes, Pete. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Pete. We will just have a normal Thursday as well. I have a slightly Halloween short I will publish later this morning. Enjoy your day.

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  2. If it doesn’t rain here [predicted] we won’t have our usual 200ish trick or treaters, probably a scant 90+. Around these parts Halloween is a big event! Tomorrow you’ll be busy, I’ll be resting.

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  3. As I sit in a house contaminated with the aroma of smoke, I am grateful for my home. I am grateful we are safe.
    I bought candy again this year, ever hopeful for some trick or treaters. We have had none for about five years. The neighborhood is mostly retired people and people who do not celebrate this American holiday.
    I bought smarties, as they can be used in my spouse’s class as a treat for reviewing for a test. (That was what I did for years.)
    Also Smarties will never make their way into my mouth as I have no use for them.
    I am enjoying all your posts. I love to read your use of emotion and suspense.
    Keep ’em coming.

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  4. That’s a big bunch of rain. It’s been pouring all day today, but not buckets full like thta. Good luck getting all those tasks off the to-do list. Don’t worry about the overload. So far, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read.

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    1. Thanks as always, Dan. The rain has finally slowed down. 9 inches of rain in the last 43 hours. That’s enough I think. I also appreciate you being kind in reading all my short stories.

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