Bugging out

A little white bug on a rose leaf

Remember the little rose plant I got a few months ago? Well, let me tell you a story about it.

One day back in, oh, maybe mid-August, I noticed that my little plant needed some water. Being the good plant owner that I am (well, halfway-decent plant owner; I’m not sure I quite know enough about plants to qualify as “good”),  I took it to my kitchen sink to give it a drink. As I was waiting for the water to change from cold to something closer to room temperature, I spotted some tiny bits of white on my plant.

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Monthly update: October 2018

So it’s October, huh? Remember back in September’s update, when I was looking forward to fall? Well, fall hasn’t exactly happened here. We had a few days of it, then, apparently, skipped right to winter.

It hasn’t snowed for a day or two, though, so maybe fall is going to make more of an appearance. I’m going to go ahead and hope for that.

Anyway, let’s get back to my little update.

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Strawberries in October

Four small strawberries in a garden pot

This really wasn’t a sight I expected to see on my front porch in October. It’s even more surprising right now, considering we’ve been getting snow nearly every day for the past week.

Based on this weather, though, I doubt I’ll be getting any more than these few. I’m not even sure that these ones will continue to grow, or that the partially ripe one will get any more ripe than it already is. Not that I’m all that concerned about either of those things; I was happy enough just seeing these few berries at this time of year.

Plus, as an extra little bonus, that bright red one was one of the best-tasting strawberries I grew this year.

Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

I love getting inside a villain’s head. There’s just something really intriguing about finding out what motivates them, even when you don’t agree with what they’re doing–even when you’re utterly appalled by it.

I think that’s why I enjoy this excerpt from Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, as much as I do. It gives us a sneak peak into the mind of the main character, a young boy who is described right in the novel’s summary as a psychopath intent on making people suffer. There’s so much tension in this little but of text, and it definitely leaves me wanting more.

Before you take a look for yourself, though, stop over at Alexandrea and Lucas’s rafflecopter, where they’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.

Alright, ready to take a look?

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Bullet journals: Drafting a future log

A fairly simple bullet journal future log

Most often, using a bullet journal is, at least in part, about keeping yourself organized. And if you’re going to do that, you need to have some idea of what’s coming in life.

That’s where a good future log comes in handy. It allows you to keep track of just about anything: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, vacations, appointments. Plus, depending on your job, you might choose to add in something like deadlines, blog posts, or well, pretty much anything.

Where you can really have some fun, though, is with the layout. That, my friends, is what I want to talk to you about today.

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