TGIF and Happy October! The morning walks continue to provide plenty of inspiration to simply pause, gaze, and snap a photo. I’m sure I could find a whole TGIF in that one moment, captured later than usual this morning, thanks to an early meeting at church. But it’s the first Friday of this new month, and I’ve been looking forward to greeting it like I used to.
Thinking about … spending 2022 reading Louise Erdrich. Her backlog is extensive and full of complex, thought-provoking work. She’s also known for weaving the same characters into multiple stories. I’ve read four of her stand-alone novels – Shadow Tag, The Round House, LaRose, and The Night Watchman – and laughed/cried/enjoyed/loved/puzzled at some point for all four. She’s published 17 adult novels and no. 18 comes out in November. There’s also the five-book Birchbark House series which is geared to a younger audience. This might be more than a one-year project! If you have any interest in reading along, or any suggestions about how to tackle such a project, please let me know. At this point, I plan to read no. 18 this year and TBD what comes next.
Grateful for … a month with five weekends and birthdays for three of my favorite guys (Marc on the 20th, Sam on the 25th, and Rob on the 27th).
Inspired by … coffee this afternoon with a friend to keep holding all the things loosely – y’all, I’m not even going to make an October list (not that I’m going completely off-brand…I will be making an October TBR list!) – and to up my coffee game. I have espresso beans and some potential pumpkin syrup makings out on the counter.
Looking forward to finishing … one more black sweater. This one is a linen/cotton blend, so it’s perfect for Atlanta fall. I bound off the neckline this afternoon and tried it on for length. The body will be slightly cropped, so it needs about two more inches; and the sleeves need to be a smidge longer (I like them just below my elbows). It’s close!
What are you looking forward to this month?