TIME is racing much too quickly and I'm behind on my Nanowrimo word count, which I vowed wouldn't happen - but did.
It couldn't be because I've aimlessly been wandering around the house when I'm not at work, or volunteering or doing yoga, could it?
Fall is in full swing here in Oregon, with all the lovely leaves falling, falling, falling - as you can see in the picture here. The Mister and I came out into the kitchen one morning and it was as if it had snowed. The overhead windows in the sunroom off the kitchen were almost completely covered, obscuring the light and making our little house much darker. The leaves are gone now. He got busy and washed them all off. I miss them, but I like the light.
I don't know if I told you I joined a journaling group where we get "prompts" on Sunday to jog our brains and get us working creatively in our journals. It's called SoulJournal. Here is a page done with favorite phrases I chose that struck a chord with me. Some are my own, others belong to people whose thoughts I admire. If you have a favorite I'll try and find it for you. Or you can always Google it.
Tonight I hopefully got rid of some malware that landed in my computer. It was a "popup" that told me my computer was infected. Said to download Microsoft virus cleanup to "pervent" damage to my files. So I searched for help online and found some that looked legit. I had to go into my system configuration utility and deselect "brastk." (Which I was happy to do!) Well, the popup is gone, and the little red circle with the white X is gone from the toolbar. Let's hope it stays that way. Remember: Be careful out there! It can be a wide, dangerous Webiverse.
On a much, much brighter note: I attended Valley Art Gallery's Annual Artist Event on Monday and bought myself something wonderful. It's the bracelet you see in the photo, the one with the crystals, silver skulls and the onyx horn-shaped charm. Handmade by Linda Hayes, a Yamhill, Oregon jewelry artist. She studied books and writings on the Vikings and fashioned a bracelet that one of the Viking maidens might have worn. I will wear it as my charm as I ruthlessly crank out the words for Nanowrimo! Offhand, I cannot think of anyone who deserves something like this more than - femminismo!