I usually write Monday’s post on Sunday afternoon… usually. Yesterday no inspiration struck at all so Monday morning arriving sans blog post is leaving me feeling a bit like the kid who did not do *any* of their homework over the weekend. Hoo boy…
Welcome to the Monday-est Monday! LOL
Sadly, I don’t have any cohesive thoughts but I do have some odds and ends that might be share-worthy! So here we go!
It has been a most un-fall-like fall in these parts. We were still running the air last week. And can I tell you about the volume of mosquitoes outside? As a result, I have begun paying closer attention to the Dark Sky app with hopes of a bug killing frost heading my way SOON because I am so over having a gajillion mosquito bites on my arms and legs! They are even making Sherman miserable so we tried a salve that someone recommended… and it works well! (Bonus in that it has really helped make my hands feel softer too! lol)
Speaking of hands… it has been eons since I went to get manicures at a salon. And for a time I was trying to paint my nails on the regular… but I really missed how nice my nails looked having them done professionally, not to mention that Salon Nails lasted way longer than Home Nails. I know I am late to the Olive and June crowd, but wow. Way back in September I got a start up kit…which I thought was kind of spendy but it had 5 bottles of polish and some other gadgets. I added in the nail primer and can I tell you all how blown away I am?!! Today I am on day 15 of a polish… and it is still going strong! I don’t get the whole Poppy thing and I am not doing “Manicure Bootcamp” but for a long lasting polish they are winners!
My To-Do List today includes filling out my ballot for the November election and get it mailed in pronto. I have been an avid poll worker since moving to PA but I am taking a hard pass this time around. The vitriol at the past two elections has been unsettling and that vitriol… well it has ramped up significantly in my neighborhood. It was not an easy decision, but once I made it I knew it was the right one… at least for the time being. If you go to vote in person in November… please take a moment to thank the people working there. They don’t hear it often enough!
As I mentioned on Friday, I got my flu shot last week and I also got my third COVID booster as well. That Double Whammy did me in… I did not move far from the sofa on Saturday. But by Sunday I was feeling much better and had a bit of a weekend! But that sofa time on Saturday? Well, I watched and re-watched (and maybe made Steve watch it with me for a third time!) the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct! If you have not played for a bit… some FUN things are coming in November!
What about you? What odds and ends are part of your Monday?
Oh… and that sunset? That was the ending of my day last Thursday. It was too gorgeous not to share!
My Monday usually feel like it’s started better if I’ve written a post on Sunday, but I love your odds and ends! Our lack of fall is the same (in both MD and NJ) and I wonder when we’ll get our first frost. Very soon, I hope. Even my bulbs are confused. I used to long for manicured nails, but I hate wearing garden gloves, so nail polish doesn’t work well for me. AC has been so boring that I haven’t played for ages, but I’m excited for Brewster, growing vegetables, and cooking!
I enjoyed your odds and ends! I never write a post in advance…just fly by the seat of my pants every time I post – LOL. It is chilly here this a.m. (45 degrees) and yesterday was pretty chilly all day (hovering around 60), but definitely not really Fall weather yet. We got our flu shots last week and are eligible for the booster after 10/20…so will try to get that this week. Then I need to get the shingles shot(s). Hoo-Boy! I just recently started getting pedicures again (I’d given them up years ago when my nails started getting weak). It feels like a luxury.
I actually had my act together this week and wrote today’s post yesterday afternoon. It does feel good to wake up on Monday and have that done. I need to make an appointment for my covid booster this week.
That sunset is magnificent. Thank YOU!!!
I have days when I can’t find words to post. I wi11 write a post in advance if I know I’11 be on vacation or away for a bit. IT is kind of fun.
I really like Olive & June and their polish & gadgets, but I’ve been doing so much Airbnb cleaning that a mani hardly lasts and I just don’t have enough “spare” time to keep it up. I should really try to make friends with rubber gloves. 😉
I enjoyed your Odds and Ends. I brought in some oregano and thyme to dry. No frost in the forecast yet but the mornings have been chilly enough I pulled on some wool socks. Progress. I am hoping there is news about the Moderna booster soon. We got flu shots early before the CT trip.
I go in fits-and-starts with the manicure thing. I purchased the Olive & June kit several months ago, and I used it a few times. But I’m just not that into keeping up with manicures. I blame the gardening . . . but I suspect it’s just not a priority for me. 😉
(I always think random blog posts are the most interesting blog posts, by the way.)
The mosquitos have been really bad this year, haven’t they? I don’t remember getting this many bites in years — and I have red/purple marks where I was bitten that are taking a long time to fade. I have been enjoying the warmer weather because things are still growing and blooming, but I’m ready for sweaters and socks and all the woolly things.
I don’t blame you for staying home this time around, you’ve volunteered plenty. I guess I am voting at the polls – Our AC was running as of last week as well, but not today 🙂