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Monday Missive – Stepping Into Fall

I woke to a wet morning, although the rain seems to have stopped for now. Still, everything is rather soggy. Our plans were to take our first fall drive on the Parkway today and we may still do that. I am just waiting to see if the sun manages to peek out of the clouds. It might be rather foggy at higher elevations.

  • Today is my son’s birthday. Saturday, I went to The Kolache Factory and bought an assortment of sweet and savory pastries and hand delivered them. All socially distanced, no hugs, six feet apart and all masked. It was great to see him and my grandchildren but I long for the day we can get together as a family again.
  • It continues to be a little rainy here. It is an odd season of transformation as if nature does not know what season it actually is. We are still seeing migrating birds at the feeders and the hummingbirds are still here. It will not be long before they are heading south as well. We will not see them again until next April.
  • We are still getting peppers out of the garden, but all the other summer plants have been pulled up to make room to plant fall vegetables. I am trying to wait out the rain forecast for the next few days before planting.
  • It is hard to believe it is almost October. Just a little over 30 days before NaNoWriMo begins. I will again undertake writing a novel of 50000 words in just 30 days. November is normally a hard month to write because of holiday festivities, but there won’t be much of that unless we can all test for the virus beforehand.
  • I am considering re-opening my ETSY shop. I closed my shop when they allowed mass manufacturers to join. I do not know how it is now and whether I want to go down that path again. I am rather indecisive at the moment.

Not much else going on in my world. I am trying to avoid too much news, too much social media and too much drama. The outlook for the virus is not good yet we continue to ease restrictions throughout the U.S. The upcoming election has everyone on edge. You can feel the tense energy in the air.

I am finding peace in just allowing the seasons to shift and change the landscape around me. It helps remedy the powerless feelings the world tends to thrust upon us.

 

20 thoughts on “Monday Missive – Stepping Into Fall”

  1. Nice photos to illustrate what you are up to, Maggie. I have never bought anything from Etsy, so cannot comment on that. But we have also had our share of rain in the last week.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Happy birthday to your son, Maggie. I think you have it right – giving the change of seasons some peace and enjoying the remaining peppers and flowers in your garden.

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  3. Wow, today was also Joe’s daughters bday!!
    What a lovely surprise you gave your son and the grandkids with those yummy pasties! So glad you got a visit.
    The photos are beautiful…..glad you got to take your drive. Hugs.

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  4. Lovely photos and interesting missive. The virus is acting the same way as yours, gathering momentum and yet all protection is being scaled down, only to now being ramped up again. Good luck with election πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. We are going to need every able bodied person to show up and vote. This is a crisis in our country with global impacts. Let’s all hope we can stay on track keeping safe with this virus. It is not to be messed with.

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  5. Maggie do you remember asking for bloggers in Ireland. I sent you the URL of Jean at social bridges. I could not find my other favourite Diary of a Dublin housewife, well she just plopped into my inbox. She is quiet different to Jean, who also is southern Irish. Jean being very gentle. Bernie is very different, very funny very Irish . Hope you enjoy πŸ’œ

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