Sunday, November 8, 2020

October 2020-

My friends it was a month. But the welcome mat is out.

Books: I read a little, towards the end of the month, after things settled to cope.

- Spellcasting with a chance of Spirits by Mandy M. Roth was a Kindle Unlimited disappointment.  Jumped in in the middle and limited character development.

- Five Card Fae by Annabel Chase was a nice Kindle Unlimited development in the series. I really like where this is going.

 - Midlife Curses by Christine Zane Thomas as again Kindle Unlimited adventure into a new reality. Interesting. We'll see how it develops.

- Witching for Joy by Deanna Chase was again Kindle Unlimited and what the hell is it about the 3rd book of the series being a jump in with zero development of how it got there?

- Playing with Fury by Annabel Chase was another Kindle Unlimited enjoyable romp.

Cooking: People. I broke up. I moved. There was no cooking. The local pizza place is on speed-dial. I can recommend Mason's in Nashville. Great flatbread and old fashioneds.

Gratitude: Very awesome friends who bring you champagne when you start a new life, and help you find the right people to work on your new space. Margeritas. Nashville (both of them) and unexpected finds. Road trips and SUVs.

Gardening: I put bulbs in at the new house. I want spring to look like my house. It also came with window boxes! (They need a little upkeep.) 

Listening: One of my friends has a podcast called Getting Out of Your Head And Taking Action. And I binged all of it! (Episode 21 and 16 are my favorite.) Driving is the best time to binge-listen. There was some quiet Pandora. 

Watching: Schitt$ Creek dropped a new season on Netflix. Shut the door! And let's talk about how much Burn Notice I watched. (Ridiculous amount. And Fiona's eyebrows in Season 6 are scary.)

Wearing (Perfume and Skincare): 

The perfume situation is no longer crazy. It's delightful. That is my final word on the matter. And it's not too much. 

Imaginary Authors
Nothing this month. 


- Xanadu - Scent notes: fragrant white tea, grated ginger, saffron, a field of lavender swaying in a cool breeze, carrot seed oil, damp pine needles. This is a delicious warm kind of scent - it's the ginger. It lingers nicely on the skin. I spent a lot of the month wanting to be elsewhere as I packed up and so this was wonderful - and I'm close to using it up.
- Sea Hag (Suffer No Fools) Scent notes: Cool rain on the fierce ocean. Petrichor, sour limes and sweet oranges. While I liked this scent, it was a little citrusy and the "rain" scent (which I love) has the unfortunate tendency to pull right off my skin. And this one I had a tiny bottle and finished it out. 
- Lady Swears Scent notes: Bourbon, Tahitian Vanilla, Lemon. The sillage is gorgeous and now that this has rested dries down to an almost incense-like scent for me. I love this so much and bought a bigger bottle.


Now was not the time for changes! Routine is good.
Day time - Standard a shower wash of tea tree cleanser  followed by a third finger (gentlest finger) tapping into the skin of 100% Pure's Super Fruit Oil Nourishing Eye Cream, followed by the Votary serum. 

- Night time - 1st cleanse - Lovinah's Dragon's Blood DHA Cleansing oil as first cleans. Delicious scent and it takes the eye make up right off. Starts oil but mixes to a lotion-like texture on the skin with water. Following with a 2nd cleanse with  with Boxwalla's June cleanser, Nini Organics' Detox Foam Cleanser - which does the powder to foam thing. So both cleansers switch texture. The Boxwalla also sent a few Votary items a few months ago - so I've been using the night oil and cream. Plus the Grown Alchemist eye cream.

Random: Get you some paw-paw fruit! It's smells like ripe bananas and tastes like amazing mango. And, fun fact - the skin is edible! 

Stars (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals). Long ago and far away, we meant something to each other. And this is what we have become. (But I'm glad we're done doing Throwing Stones/Paula Cole.)

I had trick-or-treaters at the new Bunny Haven. Unmasked but costumed. One little boy had Doritos and microwave popcorn (when did Halloween get so diverse?). When I commented, he sat down on my porch and showed me everything he'd received! (His favorite was a flashlight). After I exclaimed over each, he thanked me for the candy and went back to his mom. (He was maybe 5.) I'm throughly charmed.

Take-away: Grace. Are you giving yourself the grace you deserve? There is a lot going on in everyone's life right now.

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All photos by moi! And you can tell...

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