Sunday Reflections

Yesterday for breakfast I fixed a bagel with cream cheese and dropped one half on the floor, cream cheese side down. Hopefully today is off to a better start. So far the coffee is perfect.

We had a little rain last night – and I do mean a little. It barely wet the ground. Weather predictions are for just under an inch of rain for the next 24 hours. We have had a few small fires in the mountains, but any fire is too big. We really need some rain.

I decided I am not going to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. It seems overwhelming just thinking about it. I will be content to write as the spirit moves me and not be tempted to craft a poorly imagined novel. For those undertaking it this year, I wish you good luck!

A few people I know have contracted Covid in the last week – all full vaccinated and boosted. Luckily symptoms were somewhat mild for all of them, but it is a good reminder that Covid has not gone away.

I started my holiday shopping but so far it has all been online. I have a few boxes I will need to mail, so I want to get them purchased and wrapped and ready to send on their way. If it were not for grandchildren, we would not be buying much in the way of gifts.

We are, however, shopping for new living room furniture. Our tastes differ so much it can be challenging to agree on style, but we seem to be on the same page for this purchase. We are down to measuring because we have a small and strangely configured space in which to place furniture.

This week we step into November which means annual checkups for me, time change, lunch with friends, holiday preparations, and enjoying the transition fully into fall. I am really happy not to have Nano in the mix this year. It was not until the middle of October I realized I had not considered participating in Inktober this year, either. I might like to find a warm and welcoming online writing class for the next few months though. Drop me a comment if you have one you would recommend.

Wishing you a kind and peaceful Sunday.


16 thoughts on “Sunday Reflections”

  1. The rain stopped here just before Ollie’s walk, but we had to walk in some fresh mud all the same. Sorry to hear you still have fires, that must be worrying.
    My wife had her Flu jab last week, and has been ill with Flu since Friday morning. She is currently lying on the sofa, troubled by a persistent cough.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I have avoided all those participation posts like Nano. I have too many unwritten posts of my own without the burden of someone’s suggestion.
    Have a nice November, Maggie.

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  3. Good luck finding the perfect addition to your living room, in a short time. My cousin found exactly what she wanted and had a longer than expected wait for it to come.

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  4. Of course the bagel fell cream cheese side down. I dropped a piece of wood that I had just painted. It landed painted side down. I hope November is a great month for you.

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    1. Not surprised, Dan. I once had a ‘physics for dummies’ book entitled ‘Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down: Zen and the Art of Physics Demonstrations’. I guess there is science to it!

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  5. I’ve never heard of Inktober… what is that? I have found several writer’s workshops in my area but they are only as good as the participants (and some are better, more helpful, than others). I’d love to find an actual writing class, like you might find in an MFA course.

    We have living room furniture issues too. Although my husband and I have similar tastes, the room is oddly shaped and challenging. Good luck!

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    1. Inktober is a prompt style drawing challenge held every October. Originally designed for pen and ink, it has taken on many different styles now.

      I am hopeful we can solve our furniture challenge.

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  6. It’s beautiful now here in fall, as leaves are falling. I wish we’d got more rain, too, as it’s definitely dry.

    It’s hard to do lots of Asheville things as we’re still a bit Covid-averse, in spite of our 5 shots! But… Enjoy.

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