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Colours of the Wind #UseYourWords

Welcome to October's Use Your Words. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are:

harvest ~ colours ~ wind ~ fragrance ~ fear ~ leaves

They were submitted by: https://dlt-lifeontheranch. (Thank you for such fabulous words, even if one of them is misspelled LOL!!)

First and foremost, can we just all agree that it is colors and not colours!?! Hey, you, what do you mean no?! Why nottttttttt?! I kid. I kid. I mean, it IS colors not colours, but I know many folks do use colours and not colors. I am just not one of those people. 

So, if you follow my Facebook page, you know that I fractured my wrist. Don't worry. It is not a horrible fracture. Unfortunately, even a minor fracture is still a nuisance. A huge, gross, annoying nuisance. If you would like to send cake or pudding or money, feel free. Sigh. Okay, okay, enough with my moaning and groaning. Have no fear, I am fully able to get back on track. It's not like I can do much of anything else, with my wrist in this horrid cast thingy. I digress.

I must apologize for the tardiness of my post. I have to dictate the post out on my phone, and then use talk to text, then get on my computer and copy and paste, and finally publish. Karen from Baking in a Tornado, has agreed to help me, but unfortunately, I could not get the post to her in time, for her to do the complicated copy and pasting for me. I will do better in the future, I promise. I did not count on just how painful my wrist would be, just how limited my capabilities would be, how much extra time would be required for simple tasks, and just how done with it all I would be.

This is super odd for me, and I am thinking it must completely be my wrists fault. Once Autumn hits, and that amazing Fall fragrance (do you know the smell I am talking about?!) hits the air, and the leaves are changing colors, and the wind has cooled down... Well, I get so dang happy. I absolutely love this time of year. It is my favorite. I love basically everything about it. I say basically everything, because I do have issues with the insane amount of spider decorations you encounter. Sigh. I could definitely do without that. Nonetheless, I still love Fall and Halloween and falling leaves and the Fall fragrance.

Do you?! I hope you do. Not because I want everyone to agree with me. I just want everyone to experience the joy this time of year brings me. I think my excitement starts during our annual Harvest Festival and continues right up until I start decorating for Christmas (usually the day after Thanksgiving). My excitement is then replaced by my Christmas excitement. So, I am pretty much excited from September until January. Do you get why this is my favorite time of year?! Then of course I get excited for Spring and flowers and newness. Plus, with living in California, I am (mostly) excited for Summer.

Look, living in California has really added excitement to my life. Before, I would not be excited during Winter, except for on three days... December 25th, December 31st, and January 2nd. Here, I get to be excited for it all. Plus, with no humidity to affect my breathing, I get to enjoy Summer. If you ever get to explore California, I recommend it. Especially the Central Valley, where I live. It is amazing here. Just watch the news, and try to avoid any fires. So, don't take my advice currently. As you may have heard, much of wine country is one fire here. It is a terrible situation. I am praying they get it under control soon. 

So, despite my terrible wrist situation, my tardiness of this post, and my tiredness from being unable to sleep... I am in a darn good mood. Just not as good as I usually am. I am hoping that changes quickly. How are things in your neck of the woods?! Do you use color or colours?! 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!! xoxo

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  1. So sorry you're in pain, and yes broken bones, whether a wrist or an ankle are an inconvenience! Feel better kiddo

  2. Even late, I would have gotten your post published for you.
    And Diane uses colours because she's Canadian!


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