Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunshine Returns

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I read a story on Facebook yesterday about an 11 yr. old boy who shot and killed an 8 yr. old little girl, because she wouldn't show him her puppy. He went inside his house, grabbed a shotgun, and shot her. 11 yrs. old! 

I try to keep all my social media, Facebook and Instagram as positive as I possibly can. I hide posts that aren't positive, people who post drama are hidden from my feed, family included. There is so much pain and suffering in this world and I hate to see it. It hurts my heart. Losing a son to gun violence, and seeing it over, and over and over again, I just want to scream sometime and shut out the world!

A favorite travel blogger of mine, Carol Cain – Girl Gone Travel is in Fiji right now and posted of a taxi cab driver she had a conversation with. He sees America as “scary". No one in Fiji owns guns except police. He asked her thoughts about leaving the city to return to his village to fish and farm his inherited land, and in my mind I said, go to the village! I thought all morning as I got ready for work, what it would be like to live somewhere else besides here in America. A village, to farm and fish. To a simpler life....


Sunshine has returned to North Carolina and it feels good. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall is Here

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The weather is cooler - actually downright chilly this morning as I walked into the office. I've been wanting soup lately. I made a pot of creamy chicken noodle the other day, but it didn't come out as planned. It ended up being a pizza night. I have a Pinterest board filled with soup recipes, so that little mishap won't stop me from making more soup.

I love this time of year. I know, I say it every year, so why stop now. This time of year just feels.....cozy. Blankets, socks, sweaters, hot cocoa. Makes you want to hibernate. And we usually do. I've noticed we are going up to our room earlier, burrowing under covers and watching TV from our bed. And with all the rain we've been having - 12 days and counting - being snuggled up under covers just feels right. Weather man says sunshine returns tomorrow. I guess we'll see.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello October!

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My favorite time of year is here!

It has been raining for 8 days straight now. The leaves are turning, but still a lot of green out there. With all the rain, the cooler temps have arrived. It's certainly feeling like Fall!