I’ve been a bit out of sorts lately. I think it’s due to the rainy, snowy weather we’ve been getting recently. I love the crisp fall air, colourful leaves, and the atmosphere of the season. But it can also get cold and drizzly which isn’t nearly as pleasant. Here’s hoping the weather will warm up again, even for a little. As you may have noticed, I was away for a couple of weeks. Then came back to chaos at work and the catching up process. We’re also down a couple of people due to vacations, so it’s been extra hectic. I’ve been really mentally drained and burned out.

But I’m learning to be kind to myself and have given myself permission to rest. In my free time I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and thinking. I’ve been tidying up my personal spaces at home which makes me feel productive. I’ve been cooking lots of comfort foods, which is especially nice with the cool weather outside. And I’ve been investing time in a new friendship which has brought me joy. I’ve also been more motivated to write, so hopefully I can share more content on here too.

So while there is struggle, there’s also been positivity. How have you been faring lately?

9 thoughts on “Musings

  1. VTNessa says:

    Been out of sorts myself, though the weather in my part of the world has been unseasonable warm- even some spring plants have rebloomed! I’m awaiting the color-change that autumn usually brings here, and cooler weather, though you make an excellent point about cold drizzles being less than pleasant. I should be more grateful for the warm weather we are still having here.

    The image in your post is so lovely! I’d gladly take shelter there for quite some time.

    Yay for new friendships! ❤ I hope it is rejuvenating for you both.

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    • Ally says:

      Warm weather sounds lovely! Although I hope you get to experience a nice autumn too. It’s been a lot of fun connecting with a new friend, it’s been a while since I’ve made a new acquaintance 🙂

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  2. Greg Dennison says:

    I’ve been doing ok. I’ve been off work for a couple weeks, which is nice. I went back home for a few days and helped Mom finish cleaning out stuff from Grandma’s house. The sale will be final next week. That house was in our family for almost 60 years, Mom moved in there when she as 13, I think, so there was a lot to go through. I brought a few things home with me to remember Grandma by. I’ve gotten to see friends more lately, at least the ones who haven’t moved away yet, but it seems like lately I’ve had multiple groups of friends always doing things at the same time. And, of course, as a social introvert, I need alone time too, but I haven’t been using my alone time as productively as I should.

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  3. Salvageable says:

    It’s good to see you again! We’ve been continuing with summer weather into October, but a front just moved through and now we are going to have a real autumn. I’m trying to get some more writing finished and off to the publisher, but a lot of days I seem to be on a treadmill, working but making no progress. J.

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  4. KDKH says:

    Work has been intense lately, so I could really use a vacation. I have oodles of vacation time while my husband has none. While I dream of a vacation alone, I‘m not sure that i want that either.

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