Despite this, October was a difficult month for me--hence my disappearance from blogging. I was unable to stick to my tasks, and did not accomplish much. I'm trying to ignore that part of the month, though, and focus on the good.
- We finally got the water situation resolved! We are now on "city water" (though I suppose it's more "county water", or perhaps I should say "pay-per-flush". . . ) and I am ecstatic about it. No more muddy water when we have big rains, no more lime-y water that cakes on every thing, and most importantly, no more worries about e.Coli.
I expect the first bill will be a shock, and I'll have to conserve more than I have been accustomed, but it will still be well worth the cost!
- Mom's birthday was in October. She and I celebrated with a mother-daughter day: lunch out and a bit of shopping. I am so blessed that she lives close by, now. It is such a pleasure to spend time with her.
- I finished The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Autumn Sampler.
I still think the second square is my favorite, I just love those leaves! Number twenty-two is a close second.
Of course, I adore all the kawaii foods and objects, too. That is how I found the Frosted Pumpkin--googling for kawaii cross stitch patterns!
My husband settled on number 23 as his favorite, which is also lovely. Nineteen, too, with the night sky and full moon.
I am proud of the fabric, too. I used chocolate brown Rit and dyed it just lightly to make the pale rusty color. I am enjoying making my own fabric colors; I may never buy colored cloth again!
- I took a photo every day in October! This is a big deal, as I consider photo taking a type of therapy. Last year, I took a photo nearly every day for the entire year. I had not done so well up until October.
Here is one of my favorites from the month:
I am trying hard to snap out of my funk, and I hope that in November (another month I love, with my favorite non-birthday holiday) I can do this. I am thankful for so much; I just want to be able to show it!