It’s been cool this week in Portland, low 70’s and cloudy. Although we are warming up this weekend to 90 degrees I know that Fall, my favorite season, is right around the corner. A season of change as well. I welcome it. I love the rain, the crisp air and the leaves changing color. I also love the Slatkin & Company candles from Bath & Body Works. I haven’t found a candle that can touch them. If you like to bake or have a sweet tooth, I DO NOT recommend the food scented candles. They will make you hungry and I can attest to this since my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming from the cookie section at the grocery store. I wanted to bake cookies, and lots of them. I look back and chuckle, he is so good to me even when he has to put up with my nonsense.
There are several times a year I reevaluate my goals, what projects I’d like to complete, maybe a new writing class, home projects etc. We are painting this Labor Day weekend, starting the season with a fresh coat. Symbolic in a way. I’m seeing so many people on new paths and plenty of cross roads that require difficult decisions. Depending on the situation and stress level I deal with change several different ways. This time, I’m almost embarrassed to admit, I have stuck my head in a Young Adult series by Richelle Mead. I started book one last week, and today I’m beginning book five. Darned things have sucked me into another world. However, sometimes I need that. It rejuvenates and stirs my creativity. I’ve also needed a break from writing my novel. I hit a major road block, creativity took a vacation to Maui. However, my characters are beginning to talk to me again, so whatever dispute we had is getting resolved. After this weekend I’m ready to dig in again.
Speaking of weekend, I hope everyone enjoys Labor Day and has time to relax and enjoy. Be Safe!
Until Next Time…