31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Overcoming One of My Fears

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

I’m tired so I’m borrowing a prompt off of this list. Today’s is…

A fear you would overcome if you were given the opportunnity

Mine would be singing by myself in front of people. I am classically trained as a vocalist and I am an awesome choir person (I can sightread well and I know how to blend), but the idea of singing a solo terrifies me. It would be nice to be able to be one of the cantors for church, especially on the first Sunday of Lent when we sing this.

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 15, 2017

For Today… October 15, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window… dark. It was in the low 60’s F this afternoon when we were sitting out and talking before Sunday dinner. It was really mostly in the 50’s F today with the exception of that time.

I am thinking… about the assignments I have due this week. It’s not a bad load but I do need to get it done. Mostly, I need to do Skype stuff with one of my Electronic Communications teammates before Saturday.

I am thankful… for my nap this afternoon. It was heavenly, even if it meant my PE reading didn’t get done before Sunday dinner.

One of my favorite things… sleep. I’m wishing I was asleep instead of up with the kiddo getting a late night snack.

I am wearing… jammies. Church clothes were a long-sleeved charcoal heather shirt, black slacks, my black flats, and my grey hoodie because it ended up being cold in the church.

I am creating… discussion posts for PE, this entry, and reports for my Sage class.

I am listening to… the sound of the Cheerios scraping against Daniel’s bowl.

I am hoping… for a productive day tomorrow.

I am learning… best practices for Skype and video-conferencing.

In my kitchen… Dad made pasta, sauce, meatballs, and salad tonight. Mom contributed an apple pie with apples from the family orchard in Burlington.

In the school room… Daniel’s class gets to go to the pumpkin patch next week!

Shared Quote… “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Pumpkin Spice Latté

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

So, I’ve made fun of the whole pumpkin spice latté thing forever, especially the stupidity published by Food Babe about how it didn’t contain any pumpkin (it’s about the flavoring and spices, not the pumpkin, you idiot!) and I finally decided to try the frappucino version.

Verdict: OK but not worth the hype. I liked the spices they sprinkled on the whipped cream (which I forgot to ask them not to put on — oops!) and the frappucino tasted kind of like brown sugar. I guess they actually started putting pumpkin in the syrup after Fear Food Babe complained?

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Autumn Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Surprise surprise. This is just proof that… CLEVELAND’S SPORTS TEAMS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suck it, Elena!
(HT: Yahoo Sports)

I guess I can go back to fully hating the Yankees now…

— 2 —

What the eff?!?!?!? An African-American man swings a flashlight at a white supremacist trying to spear him and another man with a Confederate flagpole, gets kicked to the ground, beaten almost to death… and is charged with a felony in his own beating. I swear, I am not making this crap up and IT IS PISSING ME OFF!!!!

— 3 —

Definitely autumn. It is seriously too freaking cold in the mornings and I’m going back to bed and falling back asleep because I’m trying to get warm. Alas, this is screwing with my productivity. *grumps*

— 4 —

Some hopeful “news”. It turns out that the supervolcano below Yellowstone National Park could spring to life quickly, erupt, and destroy life as we know it. Yeah… been hearing that on the Discovery Channel for 10 years, Fox News. Oh wait… a UFO has been spotted above it? That’s actually slightly more believable than the normal crap y’all report.

— 5 —

Harvey Weinstein. This is an excellent piece on why women don’t fight back or speak up when they’re harrassed.

— 6 —

How pro-life of him. 45 is threatening to pull hurricane relief efforts from Puerto Rico. Apparently, he doesn’t like being told that his measly efforts are craptastic, and that throwing a roll of paper towels at people or purposely misprounouncing the island’s name is immature.. Cry me a freaking river, dude. 80% of the island has no electricity and people are homeless. I know you didn’t carry the territory in the 2016 election (are they even allowed to vote for the president?), but they deserve the same level of relief that Texas and Florida are getting.

— 7 —

One more baseball take. I’m waiting with bated breath to find out who gets to knock the Losers in LA out in the NLCS. C’mon Cubbies! Mama wants you to go on to #BeatLA!!!

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Current Baseball Playoffs

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

Currently in the ALDS/NLDS…

-I can’t decide who should win in the matchings with the Yankees vs. Indians because they both apparently have contracts with Satan. (I mean, hello? Cleveland sports teams SUCK as a rule! There has to be a Shoeless Joe thing going on there!) I’d kind of like both teams to disappear in a puff of smoke.

-I’m wishing the Astros weren’t doing so well because Texas. Still, I’d prefer them in any match-up with the Yankees or Indians.

-I think I’m rooting for the Cubs a little bit over the Nats. I’ll definitely be rooting like hell for the winner to take out the Dodgers. I mean, the Dodgers in the World Series? The freaking state of California is on fire trying to prevent this!!! Hoping that the Cubs or Nats #BeatLA!