What’s Up Lately.
I can’t believe it’s already Monday morning!
I got out of bed at dark thirty (technically, dark fifteen). Miss Sunshine takes her math and engineering electives at a different school. They are on block scheduling, so every other day I must drive her to her high school where she catches a bus to other high school. That high school starts an hour earlier than the standard high schools.
Did I mention that I am not a morning person? So I’m definitely not an even earlier morning person.
I have noticed that the sun is rising later each morning. Now on those days, we leave while it is still dark. Anyone else live where they are beginning to notice that happening?
Saturday was the first official day of fall.
Yay for crisper weather and lovely autumn colors.
Boo for shorter days.
Last time we talked about what’s up lately, I was expecting rain.
The rains came.
School was canceled last Monday due to possible flash flooding from Hurricane Florence. The hurricane shifted farther westward so we did not get as much rain as we originally anticipated.
It’s been a very wet season in Southwest Virginia. This summer has reminded me of living in Florida, without the perks of a beach.
Big Mr. (my oldest) was planning a trip back to Virginia from Florida. He had to wait until the storm fully passed. He began his drive on Wednesday. The GPS routed him away from the roads that were closed, but he did say that you could see water covering and flowing across side roads.
It will be quite some time before the Carolinas fully recover.
If you happened to see my Instagram stories, then you already know that I spent Wednesday and Thursday dealing with migraines.
My migraines are the type that begins with an aura.
Or that is how its officially described.
To me, it’s like a kaleidoscope or that haze that gas fumes create swirling in my peripheral vision. Over the course of 20 minutes, it will make its way across more of my visual field. If possible, I prefer to sit with my eyes closed during the process because otherwise, my eyes will try really hard to focus and will lead to a leftover feeling of eye strain.
I’m lucky in that at the first hint of visual disturbance, I can take ibuprofen and stave off most of the pain that would occur afterward. While I do have a feeling of heaviness or brain fog afterward, I don’t have to go into a dark room and lay down. However, each of those days I had two instances of the visual disturbances, leading to a feeling of low-grade nausea.
I don’t know my triggers. I definitely think anxiety plays a part, but I don’t think it works alone. It’s quite possible that it is affected by something in the air. Yesterday, I felt some pain in my ear (usually a sign for me of allergy issues) and this morning can feel a sinus pressure.
Pinterest and Posts.
Between the migraines and a variety of mentally tasking other things happening in surrounding life, photo editing was not on the table for the week.
Instead, I worked on creating new boards on my Pinterest page. I was pinning travel to one board and it was becoming rather large. I’m slowly breaking it down into regions of the world. It’s still a work in progress, but I’ll be able to find the itineraries and ideas that I’m looking for more readily.
I’m also looking through some of my older posts (mostly travel posts) to see if there are changes that I’d like to make to them that makes more reader-friendly. Part of the growth process in my writing is that I’ve developed an understanding of how I like a post flow as I read it and am trying to implement that into my own work.
Creating photoquotes is a process that I really enjoy. While I often include them at the end of my posts, you may have noticed that on Tuesday I shared one as a standalone post. I’m considering making this a regular thing since this creative endeavour brings me happiness.
Miss Sunshine is still busy with soccer.
She had a home game on Saturday morning.
Her team maintained its undefeated record.
Her away game on Sunday was canceled due to more rain across the region.
We were under flash flood warnings Saturday evening. The creek that runs across our property is dry unless it rains or as the snow melts in the winter.
It was rushing so heavily through that on this upper end, it was overflowing the banks a little.
Have you seen the moon getting brighter and brighter in the night sky?
Given that today is a full moon, I thought I’d leave you with this quote for the day.
There’s just something about it that I love.
I hope you have a beautiful Monday. I’ll be heading to Pilates shortly.
Tell me what’s up lately in your life. Hopefully lots of amazing things!
Let your light shine!