So, keeping up with this blog challenge is much more difficult than I expected. I say that “life happens” a LOT, but let me tell you, A LOT of life happened this month! I scoured the remainder of the non-completed list of blog prompts, and completed as many as I was able to do at this moment. I promise to try to fulfill the remainder by the end of September, but this is not a guarantee that it will happen, just that I will try. Here goes…
September 10 – Show us how to craft something to support our favorite football team. I have the stuff, just need to make the time! Sneak peek here.
September 11 – Capture the changing season with photos. The leaves are not yet changing here. Boo.
September 13 – What music have you been listening to lately? My current favorite artists are Mercy Me, Rend Collective Experiment, and Big Daddy Weave. I am loving Flawless by Mercy Me!
September 15 – What books do you want to read before the year is over? I want to read Board Stiff, Five Portraits, and Isis Orb by my favorite author Piers Anthony. I would also like to read How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace by Jordan Christy.
September 16 – Share a recipe using lots of fresh fall produce from the farmer’s market. You may or may not find this fruit at your local farmer’s market, especially since it is considered a wild fruit. I moved about 70 miles north of where I grew up, and some people here cannot believe that we eat these! I am talking about persimmons, and the best dessert by far is persimmon pudding. I miss it terribly.
By the way, the huge, bright Japanese persimmons you may find at the grocery store are not the same persimmons!
This photo is of a cookbook that was published by my church in 1985, and you can tell persimmon pudding is a popular recipe by the number of times it appears in the book (there is another entry on the following page). I might just have to make a special trip…
September 17 – What is one thing you’ve always wanted to do? I have wanted to go to Italy since I was a little girl. When I was about kindergarten age, if I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always, “A mommy, a teacher, and artist, and an Italian.” This is finally in the works for 2017!
September 19 – Show us how to transition an outfit from summer to fall. Are you kidding? I am NOT a fashionable person. About the only way I ever transition an outfit from summer to fall is to add a sweater and/or scarf. I get so cold…
September 20 – Run a small business? Tell us how you prepare for the holidays and the end of the year. Considering my small business is sooooo small, as of now I don’t make any changes due to holidays and the end of the year. Ask me again when it is actually going somewhere.
September 21 – Tell us about a new blog you recently discovered. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I really didn’t know much about it, so I turned to… Pinterest®, of course! I found several blogs written specifically about fibromyalgia, but one in particular caught my attention (since I also have rheumatoid arthritis) is Living Life As I See Fit. For more information about fibromyalgia, check out National Fibromyalgia Association.
September 25 – Take a cue from postsecret and share something you’ve been keeping quiet about. Today I am having a place on my scalp removed that may or may not be melanoma. We will hopefully get a good result from the biopsy.