Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Maple leaf red and fall projects...

Back home, the snow comes early and then retreats and leaves sunny days in the seventies in its wake. I have woken up on bright sunny days and left the house in short sleeves only to come back in the afternoon in four inches of wet, sloppy snow. When the leaves change, it is a fleeting  moment to be captured quickly because pretty soon there will be snow to knock all those lovely leaves to the ground. It is also a dry place which means late summer and early fall are very brown months. The color is a bright spot but it doesn't last so we have to enjoy it.

Here, the leaves slowly change and weather slowly dips into freezing. It gives time to really enjoy it. I'm grateful for that because I love those fall colors. That red of a maple leaf is my absolute favor color of all time. There is nothing more beautiful than something maple leaf red. I am so lucky that there is a lot of red here but of course, no matter how much, I wish that there was even more. Having beautiful color puts me in a great mood which is good since I have a lot of things planned for fall. By fall, I mean, when other people have fall. Mine is pretty much wrapping up. Which is cool because I am charged. Anyway, so here are my projects.

I started writing a novel. I am just over 9K words in with a goal of getting to a total of 15K for this month. Next month I start NaNoWriMo. I have already substantially changed my introduction because I needed plot points that will better lead to the inciting incident. You can find the link to my novel HERE. So, keep me honest ask about it occasionally.

I also have some food related posts related to the Nativity Fast and I will be putting together weekly videos and recipes. You will be able to find them on my book's Facebook page HERE. We will be covering a whole slew of oil free sauces and dressings for more ascetic diets in just the first week. We are also going to be talking about beans and cheap eats so if you are looking for help this fast, I got your back. It will all be out in time for New Calendar families which is great for us Old Calendar people. You will help me get my act together! The truth is that watching NC people start their fasts helps me. You are like barometer; so thanks for that.

Lastly, if you have not been reading me for long (at my old blog) then you probably don't know about my family's lovely first snow tradition which is also coming up. I am not sure when, it seems to be taking its time this year, but it will come. And when it does, I will tell you all about what we do. I will even take some sweet photos.

It is going to be a busy next few months. Hope you stick around for the ride!

1 comment:

  1. i absolutely love reason for so many reasons and several written here. the essence of autumn was quite exceptionally captured in this post. you are an amazing writer


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