Monday Missive – Oct 18, 2021

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

It’s hard to believe we are beyond the halfway point in the month of October. We still are not doing much as far as social interactions which makes me ponder what lies ahead. It looks as if booster Covid shots from Moderna and J&J will be recommended and approved soon at least for some.

  1. Siri tells me there are only 14 days until November 1st. 😳
  2. That means only 14 days until NaNoWriMo. I hope I’m up to pushing out 50,000 words in 30 days. Are you writing this year?
  3. In preparation, I am going to write a few more fiction pieces here on my blog. I may pull back from some of the weekly prompts. Time will tell.
  4. I decided not to participate in InkTober this year. It was a good decision. It was too much to try and do both month-long challenges back-to-back.
  5. How is your holiday shopping going? I have managed to get a good start on mine. We shop mainly for our grandchildren and they are more than willing to tell us exactly what they want with the exception of our oldest who has never given us any suggestions. He worked a summer internship over the summer and banked everything he made.
  6. The entire back of our living room is glass. Yesterday a huge hawk flew into the window. It is so upsetting when that happens. This time of year is tough because the sun shifts and the reflection of the trees in the glass gives an illusion the trees continue. Luckily he was okay, but it scared the daylights out of me.
  7. Is it me, or are some bloggers actually blogging less frequently of late?
  8. I only have two more days of physical therapy left. It’s odd just how much I think I will miss it.
  9. Our weather has been rather chilly. Temps dropped down in the high 40° F range the last two nights. It’s too early to turn the heat on, so we are bundling up a bit more and throwing some extra blankets on the bed.
  10. It’s ‘open season’ for Medicare healthcare plans. Between emails and physical mail, we are inundated. This is the time set aside to change your plan if you choose to do so and the marketing is out of control.
  11. Colin Powell passed away. I had a great deal of respect for him. Rest in Peace. You served your country well.

What’s new with you?