This past month has been a little irritating but not completely horrible… It all started with the truck breaking down, which spurred a bunch of smaller stressful situations. Also, our air conditioner is now leaking (we had rolling blackouts, which also messed with things) and I keep forgetting to call maintanence about it. If it wasn’t for the cooler weather, I would have done it by now. I like leaving it off and opening the sliding door to let in the real air. I’ve also been hacking up a lung for the past 3 weeks, I’m not sure if I’ll get better or if this is my asthma’s feeble attempt at killing me, but my inhaler is the only thing staving off death. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this Mercury retrograde is in my Mercury sign (Leo!). (Mercury retrograde is supposed to cause some trouble with things having to do with travel & communication).
I do love that it’s cooling down and the humidity let up.
Stuff I want to do now that summer is winding down
❦ Dye my hair with “Deadly Nightshade” again!
❦ Dry some flowers and twigs and make some cute wreaths.
❦ Make a nature collection with Aiden — put leaves in an album. Rocks, acorns & other things in a box.
❦ Live it up — bonfire parties and going out with friends.
❦ Buy more autumn/winter clothes — the thrift stores & Gabriel Brothers are my first stops.
❦ Enjoy the cooler, less humid weather — sit on the balcony at night.
❦ Use my renewed energy to write and send more things to literary magazines (deal with rejection).
❦ Go to the county fair and watch the demolition derby.
❦ Have more evening cookouts with tiki torches and pretty lights.
❦ Cook late summer foods like fried green tomatoes and stuffed squash.
❦ Go to the Mabon festival next month.