And, just like that, we are looking at September! Very easily, my favorite month. We chose to get married in September. Even had two of our children in September. I would have had all three in this favorite month of mine, but, oh my, that would have been hectic (and expensive), and, let’s be honest, I really had nothing to do with either of them arriving in September!! My son was due in October and my daughter in November! Clearly, I was not setting the schedule:) As it was, two kiddos with very close birthdays was a whole lot of cake, cupcakes, and sugary icing in one month! I always made cupcakes to take to school – I remember that was such a big deal!! – and we would have more cupcakes if there was a party and (this I brought on myself) I would have to make at least a small cake for dessert on the actual birthday date. Why? I don’t know but, even if a party was planned (for the weekend, etc.), I had to do something on the actual day as well! I’m still like that. So, September has never been a successful diet month for me:)
Despite the sugar – or maybe because of the sugar! – September is just lovely. Anne Shirley has always delighted to live in a world that has Octobers. I beg to differ:) But enough about this new month ahead. Time for a new “currently” post what I am beginning, ending, loving, picking, and posting. Of course, it is part of Anne’s monthly link-up. Read all the others here and then let me know what you have been up to currently! I would love to know. Let’s get started…..
Currently, I am:
BEGINNING – to warily explore the idea of social media in order to expand my blog. I know this sounds elementary and much like a no-brainer to most but when it comes to social media, I’m really not a fan. A resistor in every sense of the word; however, after much persuasion, I have been trying to test the waters. I have not felt this dumb – or old!! – in a long time. There have been several times I have wanted to join a Bible study, a book review or other opportunity but had to decline because I did not have FB. As well, I would like to grow my blog audience. So, for now, I have an account. We will see how long it lasts. I really would like to know if you have found FB helpful with your blog – or is it just one more thing to manage?
ENDING – my self-imposed moratorium on social media!:)
LOVING – the idea of a fresh month. A fresh season and the feeling of a new beginning. So much of life right now – globally, socially, and personally – is heavy, heartbreaking and overwhelming. A new season, even with its shorter days and darker mornings, is a refresher to body, mind and spirit. I am so grateful for God’s mercies that are new, and fresh, every morning. But often I need a reminder. The seasons, and all of nature, are some of God’s best reminders. The pumpkin madness. Yeah, it can get a bit crazy. And, truthfully, I don’t really understand the PSL obsession. But, bring it on. Time for a new season. Some reviving of soul and spirit. Yes, and of the body as well. Time to get back outside – which will be lovely. Which brings me to “picking”…
PICKING – apples. Ok, not quite yet. But, it will be time soon. Another September perk:) I was checking on a few of my favorite orchards last night and everything seems to be “back to business” and open. Even for groups. I love to get friends together and spend a few hours in the mountains – picking apples and enjoying fresh apple donuts with a picnic lunch. I will also need to “pick” up some pansies for our porch soon. The summer pots are going to be emptied tomorrow but I don’t like the porch bare for long. Our summer flowers did really well this year. The weather has been sunny and not terribly oppressive – until about two weeks ago. Just like that…everything is wilted and done. I do love geraniums but, I’m ready for the cute pansies to return!
POSTING – Will I ever actually get a legitimate FB post completed? That is the question……
And that is it. Another look at my life “currently”! What are you most looking forward to in this new month – this new season – that is before us?