Hello there and happy Friday. Can you believe it is already October? There were still some days with really warm decent weather this week but you can feel change is in the air. I actually turned the heater on in the kitchen because it is just uncomfortably chilly this evening. The nights are getting colder and I find myself more comfortable with a cup of tea and my book on the couch than anywhere else really. It is all okay though. Change is good right? And fall brings new exciting things for us. Like pumpkin spice lattes! 🙂 yum! After all, didn’t we all anticipate this change of season for so long? I have this feeling in the mornings that I want to stay in bed a bit longer because it is even cozier all wrapped up in my blankets when looking outside and seeing a bunch of grey and rain lately. The breezy air in the evening yesterday made us run home from the playground to a nice hot bowl of soup. This is the time when you need to pay attention and listen to your body to not get sick. Make sure you have this comfortable cozy sweater handy. This is what we have been up to this week.
Working: On this website a lot. I knew it was not going to be easy to set up my own website but I did not know how much time is actually involved if you want to make it look nice. It is a lot of work indeed! Besides writing daily (which was my goal from the beginning) to updating, improving and maintaining this website it is all fun and I love it so I stop complaining. As soon as my son is in bed, this is my time to work in peace and quiet. I tried to work during the day a bit but it is too much distraction. My son is all over the place, typing, deleting so I spend the time with him and focus on my work at night. Check out my website logo! You like it?
Enjoying: My new MacBook Air. My 2010 MacBook Air died on me the other day. Well not entirely died but it began to crash and was just too slow in uploading images etc. so it was time for a change. This new one makes everything so much easier. Thank you my love.
Listening to: These days I am listening to podcasts quite a lot. I am a huge fan of This American Life and follow their stream for years now. It is free and easy to download on iTunes. (My favorite episode is still and for all “Break-up”) The other day I discovered Spilled Milk. This podcast is about food, cooking and is just really funny because of the hosts; the writer/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton. As they state on their website “We start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further”.
Reading: I am excited to announce that I will be reviewing books for five book companies in the near future posting the reviews on my blog (or parts of the review as far as I am allowed to) with links to their websites. They will be sending me books to review in the mail starting October 1st and then I have a month to read and write about them. This is literally a dream come true for me. Stay tuned for some great new book reviews coming up. Besides all that I am about to start “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson to see what all the hype is about. 🙂
Loving: My husband who supports me and never doubted this whole website blogging adventure. There were times when I thought “Why am I doing all this and nobody will ever read this”! He encouraged me to continue writing and to put my articles out there. He always says that I have nothing to lose but only to gain from this experience. So here I type along.
Enjoy your weekend. And do what makes you happy. Always!