It's October so where is autumn?? I don't know! Neither does my weather, apparently!
ETHANDUNE || After a miserable month or so of almost no activity, Ethandune has seen an uptick in progress in the last two weeks. Unfortunately, when I sat down recently to continue working, I found that I had somehow lost the last 500 words I had written. Poop! Good news, I had only written it a few days ago so I hadn't totally forgot what the gist of it was, and there is a (slim) possibility that my second go-round is better than the first. Right...? I'm closing on 50,000 words so it's almost the size of a NaNoWriMo manuscript but hopefully not as rinky-dink as NaNo works tend to be. I did a little Instagram Stories video of my manuscript in progress + a bottle of deep red nail polish, because UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE I can't just sit + write for ever, also painting one's nails is tedious without a safe outlet while the paint is drying. But that video isn't quite accurate because five minutes later I was watching a Lisa Eldridge video with Yasmin Le Bon, because I am 100% susceptible to distraction + procrastination.
WOLFGANG + ME || He's an active little creature - which is a good thing! but also a very uncomfortable thing. Anyone who has actually SEEN me knows that my bone structure is in the "slight" category, + I am just barely five feet tall. Not a lot of room to kick about in all that. THE GOOD NEWS IS, my recent test results for gestational diabetes came in, + I passed! Which means I don't have to take the SECOND test, with a double dosage of glucose + three hours of intermittent blood-draws. Anyone who has had to suffer through that knows that it is NO FUN. I now have a strong appreciation for anyone who goes cold-turkey off of drugs, because that's basically what I felt like when I had to take the secondary test while carrying Filigree. I am SO thankful to God for skating me by that this time around.
PENSLAYER BLOG REDESIGN || I just got an updated mockup preview for my new blog design, + it's lookin' good, folks! (See what comes of pursuing a conscious, minimal lifestyle? Awesome blog design, that's what!)
PLANNERS SAVE MY LIFE || Really just the one planner. How did I survive before I bought a monthly/weekly planner?? I don't even know. I write down almost everything in that planner, including when I finish writing letters (which I do frequently). It is a huge drain on the stress-bucket, + my stress-bucket has been drowningly full the past few months.
p.s. the planner is monochrome, le duh
CLICKITTING HOUSE || We're pushing full-steam ahead on our renovation projects + getting our home closer to what you would call a stereotypical minimalist look - very clean, white, Scandinavian type stuff. We like it; we know it's not for everyone, but we like it. You should probably keep an eye on my Instagram for the next month er so because I could yammer here but that's not what the Penslayer is for + a picture is definitely worth a thousand words. There. I'm a writer + I said it. Pictures are the bomb.
hello, october! bring on all the cliche autumnal motifs + the sweater-weather!
(no really. please. it's too hot.)