October, you have been a busy month . . . with so very many lovely days.
Yesterday I finally had to break down and put on Real Shoes with a pair of Real Socks. Although it always pains me to put on shoes again, I think this may actually be a Personal Record in terms of wearing flip flops right through the end of October!
Here's what's happening for me . . . Right Now:
Watching - Why . . . the Cubs, of course! I'm also looking forward to The Crown, beginning on Netflix next week.
Reading - In my ears, I've got To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey, and in print, I'm reading His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Both are excellent reads so far. I'm also reading Upstream, Mary Oliver's latest -- but I'm savoring it slowly and intentionally . . . doling out one chapter each morning with my coffee.
Drinking - Peppermint tea! (I've been in the mood for peppermint tea ever since spending time in the "Mint Room" at the Celestial Seasonings tour in Boulder back in August.)
Stuck in my Head - Doobie Brothers . . . Listen to the Music.
Needing to - Finish cutting back my perennials and bringing in all the little garden doodads. (I'm late this year . . . because of the glorious fall weather we've been having.)
Delighted by - Finding so many wonderful old family photos while sorting through the nooks and crannies of my parents' condo. I certainly have my work cut out for me now . . . in the organizing and chronicling. But what a treasure!
Looking forward to - The end of the election. Really. So. Sick. Of. It. All. So ready to vote, already!
Planning - So very many things. There's a lot going on in my life at the moment, and some days . . . I really wonder if I can manage everything. But pieces are beginning to fall into place, and I have confidence that it's all going to work out.
Celebrating - Can you believe that yesterday was Brian and Lauren's first anniversary already??? Time really does fly! And today is my sister and brother-in-law's anniversary. There is much love to celebrate!
Noticing - That the leaves are slower to turn than usual here in Michigan this year. We still haven't hit peak-color here in my neighborhood, but it's been just lovely, watching the colors unfold gradually.
Grateful for - Working together with my dad and Tom to move, well . . . move mountains!
How about YOU? What's happening for you . . . right now?