I can't believe it's already October! September went by so fast that I barely managed to enjoy it at all. Between work, reviews, and a few side projects, I lost track of time.
October is usually a month during which I think about costumes - both for Halloween and next year's LARP* adventures, crafting projects, warm light of candles, and hot cups of coffee. There will be less LARPing in my near future, but I'm good at finding excuses to dress weirdly. Next opportunity will be in January, as my friends and I are staying in a replica of a Viking hut at one of the Heritage Parks.
My mind is busy thinking about tunics, belts, leatherworks, and food that can be prepared over a campfire.
Because September was so hectic and my evenings were full, I treated myself to a... loom - perfect for spending an entire evening weaving, instead of doing other, arguably more important, things.
To make sure that I'm dedicating some time to self-care, I will try to spend at least one evening a week with the loom, paints, or games. If all goes well, I'd be sharing a few colourful updates.
Other than getting lost in cosy threads, my October book list is more in tune with the pumpkin spookiness:
- The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow,
- Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy,
- Spooky Action at a Distance by Felicia Watson,
- The Gravedigger by A.D. Wayne
- there may also be a surprise Halloween review.
I'm still trying to find my feet when it comes to the blog. As temperatures and leaves are falling, I'm getting more contemplative, but also hesitant to put my thoughts into writing. I guess warm drinks, longer evenings, and snoring cats are perfect to let thoughts run free.
*LARP - Live Action Role Play