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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Fall Favorites

I think this tag started at Miss Jocelyn's blog, and I thought it looked fun so I'd give it a try. Fall is just about here, and I absolutely love it!!! :o)

1. Favorite Smell? The crisp air, and scented candles
2. Favorite Food? Soups, corn bread, muffins
3. Favorite Color? dark reds, greens, and burnt oranges
4. Favorite Drink? Egg Nog, coffee, tea, hot chocolate
5. Favorite Treat? pie, cookies, muffins, corn bread... :o)
6. Favorite Place to go? The mountains
7. Favorite Candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and chocolate
8. Favorite Movie to watch? Cozy chick flicks with my mom, or any of my favorite movies (Narnia, P&P, etc)
9. Favorite Clothing to wear? Warm socks! (I have to copy Jessica's answer! =)
10. Favorite Outdoor Activity? Jumping in leaves (I don't like raking them; just jumping in them... =P
11. Favorite Football Team? My state's team -- the Broncos!
12. Favorite Fall Holiday? Thanksgiving
13. Favorite Haunted place? Umm.... do those even exist? Not in my town anyway!
14. Favorite Food at Thanksgiving Dinner? Mashed Potatoes!
15. Favorite Pie? apple or pumpkin
16. Favorite Fall Hobby? Decorating the house
17. Favorite Fall Memory? Playing in a pile of leaves in the dark with Savannah
18. Favorite Fall Sight? The trees changing color
19. Overall Favorite thing about Fall? Oh, it's so hard to pick! But I really love the colors and the time to reflect on our blessings.
20. Overall Favorite Season? FALL!




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