Welcome to Post #450! To celebrate, I’m going to post total nonsense before I get back to topical posts later in the week – since I have some stuff in the works for that. I finally got to see one of my favorite artists in concert. Pardon the crappy cell phone photo (because I did not want to take my fancy, expensive camera with me), so I have a few really bad photos, and some horrid quality videos. Let’s be honest, photos taken on iPhone do not look great when blown up to be shown on a computer screen. I got to see Garth Brooks in concert!
Overnight I got 3 followers, which puts me at 302 followers. Which is a huge milestone for me. I certainly never thought I’d have so many people who like what I post; certainly not at all. I never thought that would happen back when I started blogging 5.5 years ago. I’m super overwhelmed that you all like to follow along, or just want to keep me around for occasional blog browsing. It’s super sweet, and I really appreciate all of you who read, comment, like or reblog. It’s encouraging that somewhere out there, people are interested in my little corner of the web. So thank you to everyone!∗
I’ve mentioned before that October is always a hard month for me (like…almost every year I’ve had this blog, actually). It’s the month I lost my grandma, which is hard enough. But it’s also just really slow for me, for whatever reason that is. It’s just really difficult for me to come up with things to write during this month. So, I’m generally super low-key during this time of year. Basically–I don’t have any ideas at the moment. I’m going to try and figure out some topics to spark my interest to start posting again, but I can’t promise that I’ve got anything. If I do, I’ll for sure post them as soon as I write them up. Otherwise, it might just be November…
Today’s a bit sad for me. I figure that’s rather to be expected though, since it’s the first time since we lost the furry pluffin in March. Today is 20 years on since the day we brought Rose home. So, today’s a bit (okay, let’s be honest, a lot) sad for me. It reminds me of my fluffy kitty companion who was with me through almost all my childhood. And admittedly, it really freaking sucked this morning to wake up and have Facebook remind me “20 years ago today”. I really should have thought ahead and “blocked” today from giving me any notifications…but I hadn’t been thinking about it.
Were the air to be clear here in Washington, I might get a chance to see the northern lights again. Alas, Washington is just like the rest of the western US (California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana) – and we are all burning to the ground with dozens of fires raging. This of course means that the smoke is thick, our air quality sucks, and sight is obstructed. It’s been years since I saw northern lights.
I had a fun (sarcasm) encounter this week. Online encounter. Totally not the kind of thing I like to deal with, and really threw me for a loop. I have some accounts online (this blog, my connected tumblr, a Facebook, etc)–not many, actually. I’m super low-key on the social profiles. No Twitter, no Instagram, no Snapchat, etc and so on. I deliberately keep minimal accounts, because I don’t like having a major online trail. Obviously, there are accounts, it’s near impossible nowadays to go without some online accounts. So yeah, I have online accounts. But I keep mine to a minimum for the “social” stuff. And while I’ve posted a few photos of myself here on this blog, and I do use my real…
So as to not bombard a ton of posts with photos of my trip to Ocean Shores, I’ll make a gallery here. It’s just a nice little compilation of some of my favorite photos that I took. This was a nice little weekend getaway and relaxation time to calm down, re-coop and re-calibrate from stress of life. I enjoyed being able to just go and soak in the atmosphere about the ocean and just how peaceful and also powerful energy around the ocean.∗