October Musings

Signs of Autumn

Autumn has settled in, comfortably so and is making its presence known (delightfully so). It’s been a wet one so far – here in Wisconsin. I prefer dry, crispy cool Falls and today we are getting just that. We really should be out staining our deck while it is nice out.

I have pumpkins and squash to pick the next time I go up north to my uncles’. I already roasted two pumpkins, the seeds and made soup with some of the flesh. I still need to make pumpkin waffles for freezing. My chest freezer is bursting at the seams as it is so now it is time to start eating the food I’ve been making and freezing all these months!

On the writing front, I haven’t been writing. *slaps hand* I really need to clear my mind and start focusing. My attention span is just all over the place and of course this is nothing new. I’ve been a little naughty – playing World of Warcraft online with my friend Gwen – getting my Draenei Paladin to level 82 (so far) and checking out the new zones as they become available to us.

I’ve taken up writing lists again. I need them. I find when I keep a list of things to get done, I usually do the things that need to get done.

Kettlebell-wise, I have been slacking and I admit it. I have been exercising though. My friend and I walk on the treadmill almost every morning via Skype so we can talk to each other while we walk – makes time fly by much faster! This week, starting Monday I am going to do the 21-day kettlebell challenge again to reboot my workouts. Every Fall I tend to become a slacker when it comes to my workouts for some reason. I think I will also incorporate my daily word count goal of 250 words a day (at least) for the next 21 days and see how that goes too. It needs to be a habit.

So this post is all over the place but that’s okay. I’m thinking as I write and making sense of what I need to do. You are my accountability, in some ways. πŸ™‚ Thank you ahead of time!

Happy October! Happy Sunday! Happy Day to you all! πŸ™‚


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  1. Hey Tracy! Good for you for setting goals and getting back into an exercise routine; I confess, I have also been slacking with my diet and exercise (I think my decline began after running into too many wild pigs while running. With the grasses so tall, I can’t “see” the wildlife, which makes it easier for me to want to stay inside). At any rate, starting up hard core tomorrow. Will be doing some cardio/weight DVD programs, kettlebell, running and hiking.

    Love your kitchen pics below, too. Is that a genuine Texas Ware bowl I see on the table? I have my great grandmother’s (wish they still made them, but I know Rachel Ray did a version. Maybe that’s what you have?)

    • Hey Melissa! That is my grandmother’s old bowl. I have her set and yes they are OLD. I love them dearly. I have a set of newer ones from a friend too. They are just so pretty and great for mixing things and salads. Wild pigs! Oh how cool and sort of scary! We’ll both be rebooting, I see! Keep it up. I’ll be starting up hardcore tomorrow too. *fist pump. Cue Rocky music. I’m in!

  2. Go Tracy, Go Tracy, Go! Go Tracy, Go Tracy, Go!

    I’m glad you’re putting together a list of goals. I think they are important, and when it comes to getting things done, it feels much more accomplished when you can draw a line on the list!

    • Matt, it does for sure! Tomorrow I begin fresh and new. Today we crossed – staining our deck off the list which was a big one. It feels good. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m so right there with you, Tracy. I’ve made it out for a couple of runs and some yoga but, like you, I need this to be a daily practice, not a twice a week thing. I need to turn it back into a habit. It’s funny because a month ago I was saying to myself, I can’t imagine not being able to make time and here I am not making time. I suppose it’s time for me to break out the lists, too.

    I love the perspective of your picture. It’s beautiful. I went for a walk the other day and much to my surprise, my favourite shots were of the leaves on the ground.

    May you have much success in your kettlebell workouts and writing. I hope October continues to treat you well.

    Happy Fall, Tracy.

    • I was doing sooo well until getting sick this summer and then last week’s weeklong headache derailed me. UGH! But tomorrow is a new day. Thank you regarding the pic! It was taken up north at my uncles’. Happy October to you Mary as well! And Happy Fall! I hope all is well with you! I need to catch up on blog reading SOO badly! Again.

  4. There is so much get-up-and-go brewing in a good list. I always keep a little notebook at the ready and OH there is nothing like crossing things off. It’s contagious.

    Also, the new banner is PERFECT. No other word for it.

    I love the way you are coming into your own. October is truly your time to shine. Remember that when you’re swingin’ that kettlebell!

  5. Go Tracy Go, indeed! I slacked off on my self-care in September as well. Maybe October will be the month for all of us to fall more comfortably into better habits and shine? It looks that way for you… The images of fall and everything you can look forward to are giving me reasons to smile.

    • It’s funny how we all have our ups and downs throughout the year be it exercise or eating or whatever. We’ll inspire each other. πŸ™‚ And that makes me smile.

  6. Right with you on the exercise front, Tracy. I went back to the gym yesterday after slacking off for ages and although I am sore today, it feels good to know that I am getting back into the swing of things.

    Might you share with us some of your writing when you get into it? *puppy eyes*

  7. I have been terrible at exercise too…and I really need to get my ass in gear! There are too many delicious treats to eat this time of year, and I don’t want to feel guilty! : )

  8. Happy October to you! Love the new header. I’ve been slacking on writing too … been busy with the change of seasons … maybe that’s not a bad thing, though?

  9. New reader to this blog.. I love goal setting and share similar ups and downs throughout the year. As we fully transition into autumn, now is a wonderful time to care for ourselves before the business of the holiday and end of year season. Best wishes to you!

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