Tuesday, October 08, 2019

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 40

Join me for a conversation over coffee? #coffeedates

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up at the local pumpkin patch because they have the best apple cider around, and as soon as we pull up, their bakery draws us in with the aroma of cinnamon, and clove, and baked fall goodies. I'd ponder over whether to order the mulled cider or get a cup of it chilled and decide on the latter because it's still so warm outside. We'd take our drinks and climb aboard the hay wagon that ran tours around the ten-acre farm property and made frequent stops at the actual pumpkin field, dropping patrons off and picking them up on the next circle 'round.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Simple Gratitude | 151

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful

With the drop of temperature in this change to cooler, more somber weather, so seems to have dropped the spirits of so many people I love. Depression is running rampant in my little circle, and I feel the heaviness of it even though I'm not battling it myself. It's one of the first years in recent history that I'm doing okay, that the daily steps I take are seeming to pay off, but so comes a new task of sitting in the thick of it with my people.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

What I Read | September

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread

If there was one thing that I got out of September's reading, it was the reaffirmation of my policy on not finishing books if I'm not into them. Even if everyone else enjoyed them. Even if you got them for free from a publisher. Some books are just not meant for us, or are not meant for us in this particular time. That was the case with a few reads this month.

By the 15th, I was so bummed about my reading luck, I intentionally chose two of my all-time favorites to lift my spirits. I'm curious, what is your policy on abandoning books? Do you tough them out? Have a specified amount of pages you have to read before you ditch them? Deal with book guilt?