Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fall Humor

 I came across these pictures on Facebook today. All seem appropriate for the fall season.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween Yard Decorations

With all that is  happening I am still not sure about what do this Halloween. Still trying to decide whether or not to dress this year. I have though maybe reuse something I still have leftover from a past year, just to have pictures to post on Facebook and my blog? Will let you know on that one when a decision is made. 

I was also unsure about decorating the outside of the house, but upon seeing the neighbors across the street beginning to decorate their front yard, and after driving by an already decorated house across town, I decided to go ahead with doing it myself. On a trip to the Dollar Tree yesterday, I found and bought some foam grave stones, spider webbing, glow-in the-dark skeleton arms with stakes and "Beware Zombies" tape. I also dragged out the homemade scarecrow I made last year.

In past years, I'd always decorated the porch, but this time I decided to decorate the lawn and the put the scarecrow on a porch chair by the tree in front of our house, under our homemade Biden and Harris poster. And I hung the wreath made last year on the front door.

Here are pictures:

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Reading, Blogging, and Crafting During the Pandemic

Six months into the shelter-in-place and I have surprised myself at how much I done in terms of writing or crafting. Not as much as I have been reading. I am amazed at how few blogposts I have gotten each month. Only one writing piece completed, but I guess that is better than none at all. The only art I've completed is that shown in this post. I now want to try something using clay made from bread. I'm just not certain when to begin. I want to try something with paintbrushes, like those in the photos below (found on Pinterest):

I think that bread clay would work for this. I'm eager to try it, but just haven't gotten around to it. Once I do, I will post pictures. At the end of February, about two weeks before the pandemic hit, I had done another craft using paintbrushes. Here is the one I did:

On the subject of reading, I recently saw that the blog hosting one of my challenges this year has been deleted. It is the Indie Reading one, one I had not read a lot of. One of the prompts on the Book Riot challenge this year is a horror book from an independent publisher, something I've been planning for October. So once I'm done with that one, I will be closing out the Indie challenge now that the hosting blog is down. Another challenge I did this year was on an Instagram account that apparently has been deleted. I discovered this just when I had one book left on this particular challenge. So I finished it out. This seems to happen every year. These reading events are supposed to take place all year, but the blog or other social media account that hosts it disappears before the year is over. 

And now I am starting to plan my reading challenges for next year. I said I wouldn't post them till as early as next month, but  maybe next week. Some people get ahead of the game, like the A to Z one I have already signed up for. I got a late joiner one of my challenges fo this year, then decided to close out signups for the rest of the this year. I've already been making images to display on the posts. 

Again, I have surprised myself at how little I have done during this long down time--less than I might have expected. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

First Day of Fall

 And the photos below still apply:

Weather is expected to be in the 90s next week, during the last days of September. Not hard to imagine in my neck of the woods.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Did Not See This Coming At All!

 This came up on my Facebook memories today:

No one could have imagined what 2020 was going to be like. 

Last week marked six months of the shelter-in-place. Every day has seemed almost the same as since March. Still staying at home most of the time, though as of last week I am now working two days a week for two hours each day. We are now doing art on Monday (each of us has an art kit with paints, crayons, markers and color pencils). Since returning in June, we have also been doing either a writing activity or a topic discussion on Wednesday. All the while keeping our safe distances.

Friday, September 18, 2020

2021 A to Z Reading Challenge | 4th Annual

I can't believe this one is already posted! It's only September. I don't plan on posting mine until next month at the earliest. The website for this one has changed yet again. I will count the first book I read that begins each with letter.

My Books: