Hello October

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Favorite Things / iphone / Neighborhoods / Observations

The windows are open but I can hear the rain coming down. It’s the first rain of the season. October has arrived and I’m so excited for this season. Carved pumpkins, leaves on the ground, cool days/cool evenings, misty mornings, Santa Ana winds, Halloween, costumes, scary movies, pumpkin spice and everything nice.

LeavesI think this is going to be a season of change. I’m not sure if it will all be good but I’m ready to face it. Also, I want to relish in everything I love about the Halloween season.

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Welcome, to the fall season.

Read Those Books

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Bits & Pieces / Canon EOS M3 / Summer

Well, this Summer didn’t turn out as expected. Some family emergencies occurred and that’s life sometimes. So I didn’t get to do as much of my Summer Bucket List as I anticipated but that’s okay because family comes first. The one thing I did get to do was read. Hooray! I’m usually a pretty slow reader and get distracted with things like the television, napping or stalking people on instagram but I’ve been trying to keep those time wasters to a minimum and pull out my book whenever I have some down time.

Let’s take a look.

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These are the books I have read. All pretty interesting but for me Elanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine really got to me. It was sooo good, it made me laugh and actually made me cry (which I don’t do often) with books. I was rooting for “Elanor” from the first page! I think there is a movie in the works but it probably won’t stand up to the book but I’m anxious to see it. It was awesome!! I also really likedĀ Convenience Store Women. It was different, funny and often times relatable. I just finished Sharp Objects last week and whoa! I’m interested in seeing the mini-series that just came out. All good books.

Reading

Here’s what I’m reading right now. I’m looovving Strange Weather in Tokyo. So good. I’ve been devouring it and can’t wait to get to the end. I’m reading the sun and her flowers at a slow pace. I love the drawings that Rupi Kaur includes in her books.

Future Reading

Here are the next three books I have waiting on my mantle. I think I’ll save the Shirley Jackson and Wilkie Collins for October, you know for the greatest time of the year…Halloween. Scary movies and scary books are my jam.

I hope this day finds you well and you have some time to read!

Not Today

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Current / Personal Stories

Do you have those type of days were you just want to hide from the world. Sit in a room, eat junk food and just rest. I haven’t had one of these days in a really long time but today is just one of those days I don’t want to be an adult.

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Tomorrow is a new day and I’m looking forward to a fresh start.

Easy Does It

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Bits & Pieces / Observations / Sundays Forever

As the Sunday passed, I had to do something I haven’t done in a long while… sit and read. No rush, nothing to get to, no distractions. Just me, my book and my ipod and the backyard. The sun began to sink and the wind had a cool breeze. The laundry was dry. The sheets were clean. The sun was still bright but the shadows started to show their wings.

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New sheets being cleaned for the new mattress. Yes. Soft, smooth and cool.

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The rosemary plant, bursting with fragrance.

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I appreciated the textures in this shot.

Best of all I got to finish my book. More days like this please.