For today’s Just Jot It January post, Linda G. Hill asks us to jot about our blogs.
I took an online class “Blogging for beginners” and I started two blogs in September 2013. One from Bloggers and this one in WordPress. I just wanted to write small stories and thoughts. I wrote a few stories in Blogger and there was no response. I decide to quit Blogger. When I was close to quit this blog, a few readers begin to make comments and I decide to stay. One detail is missing in this blog is to write those short stories that no one from the other blog read.
As for the theme or niche there isn’t one. I’ve made a few changes over the years to be honest, I can get bored easily. So, I need to keep it fresh and interesting.
Blogging has changed my life, even if I don’t blog daily. I enjoy reading other bloggers, especially the ones I follow. I love reading their post and get to know them basis in their writings. I want to thank everyone who supports my blog with your comments. It makes my day.
It’s the last day of September and it’s chilly outside and my plants are getting brownish. In my neighborhood, there isn’t a lot of color changes in the trees, just yellowish leaf’s falling on the ground. We don’t have all the different kinds of trees that makes the fall season so colorful.
This morning I was reading on the internet 31 reasons why we love October. I don’t want to sound negative, but the Fall season isn’t one of my favorites. However, I want to give it a try and check which ones I do like. I won’t count in our family, we have around 35 birthdays in the month of October including my oldest son. And no matter the birthdays I don’t consider October one of my favorites.
I’m not bringing all 31 reasons from the article some of them sounds like a repeat.
Here is a few of them:
1- Trees began to change colors – I already mention we don’t have all the colorful trees. The leaves are just falling on the ground. You clean your yard and hours later you need to start all over again.
2- Fall décor- I love decorating with pumpkins and scarecrows. At this moment, I’ve one pumpkin on my porch. I’ll begin decorating very soon.
3- Sweaters- They are cute and soft; however, they make me sweaty and hot. (I know it’s the menopause)
4- Football season- I don’t watch football.
5- Pumpkin bars- I’ve a sweet tooth. I love them, however I’m not a great baker and I try to be far, far, away.
6- Hot cocoa- I make hot cocoa all the time. It’s one of my favorite drinks next to my coffee.
7- Apple cider- not my favorite.
8- Bonfires- We do the bonfires on the lake during the summer. We never do them in the fall, maybe it’s something I should think about it.
9- Pumpkin patch- I love visiting the pumpkin patch and walking in the corn maze.
10- Candy Corn- okay it’s one of my favorites
11- Candies- the article says we sees candies everywhere. I always see them no matter the season. I try to hide from them, too.
12- Scary movies- it’s true you can watch more scary movies during October, however you can watch them all the time it’s our perception to watch movies according to the season.
13- Read- they say we like to read more about this time of the year. I read all the time.
14- Blankets- they got me there. I love being covered in my favorite blanket.
15- Halloween- I love Halloween, the costumes, and the décor, however when it gets too cold and it’s already snowing the kids hide their costumes in their jackets.
I show I like a few things from October, however one thing it wasn’t on the list that I love. My favorite meal soups and chilly. Yum! Also, getting closer to my favorite season of all.
my garden looks sad
It’s so much fun. It took a couple of days to finish this one. From the book “Tula Pink Coloring book”.
Tula Pink Coloring book
The Escapist Coloring Club hosted by Linda G. Hill.
When I feel overwhelmed I take a little break from the computer and social media. I’ve been taking the time to read and color some of my books. I began reading a great book that I receive from a friend (thanks Linda), soon to finish and give my honest review.
My son’s wedding is approaching and my in-laws already arrived. My daughter and the girls will be here next week and I can’t wait to hear laughter and noise all over the house. I love that. However, I’m behind in a few stuffs for the wedding and my dress is one of them. I can’t find nothing I like and the wedding is in two weeks. I’m getting stressed out. When you live in a small town it’s difficult to find something you like. Maybe a trip to the city will be the best choice.
Go with the flow
immerse yourself in nature
Slow down and meander
Go around the obstacles
Be thoughtful of those downstream
The beauty is in the Journey! ~ Ilan Shamir
Daily Post: Meander
My granddaughters just ask me what are we doing today? It’s a Saturday and usually we go to the mall, do groceries, and eat out. I look at them sitting in my comfortable chair with my legs up and told them, we are staying home.
After been cleaning all morning and doing laundry, I just want to watch a movie or maybe finished watching “This is Us” or “The Americans”. I can’t decide which one. My husband wants to watch “Longmire”. I like that one, too.
I look at their faces and it was priceless. Possibly they’re thinking I’m lazy and bored. At this point the idea of going out it’s not in my plans.
Suddenly, they came down in their pajamas. They also want to stay home and they didn’t want to say anything. They thought they will hurt my feelings.
What a wonderful Saturday sitting in my chair, with my legs up, and the remote control. I better pour a glass of wine for the finishing touch.
Daily Post: Suddenly
If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at Peace you are living in the Present.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. – When I’m depressed it could be I’m not as cheerful with myself. Yes, I like to remember the past and if I’ve one chance I would change a few things. However, remembering the past brings joy to my life.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future. – Once a while I feel anxious, but living in the future not too sure.
If you are at Peace, you are living in the Present. – This is the path I intend to be. It’s difficult, but achievable. We are living in a society where you get judged easily. Trying to live a peaceful life it’s hard to get.
What should I do to keep myself at peace and living the present?
1- I love to read and when I do, it takes me to a different world.
2- When I’ve the time I like to write, especially short stories.
3- A few months ago, I begin buying coloring books for adults. Since then I’ve already bought over twenty. I love spending the time coloring. It makes me feel calm and peaceful. That means I’m living in the present.
Daily Prompt: Present