Starcat’s Favorites: The Turning of the Wheel

Suddenly it’s autumn! Well, it seems kind of sudden from where I’m standing. We had a whirlwind of a September, with my big 50th birthday celebration and a two-week visit from my daughter and her fiance. It was so much fun.

Now it’s almost October, and the leaves are turning. I’m craving soup and hot tea. Curling up with a good book and a fuzzy blanket is a favorite late-evening activity once again.

It’s time to start planning my NaNoWriMo novel writing project for this November.

Some people in my life are even talking about the winter holidays and beginning the preparations. Gulp! That seems a bit far away, still, but time passes quickly.

While summer is my favorite season, autumn is a close second. Once I got over my sadness about the end of summer, which coincided with the end of my daughter’s visit, I’m feeling like I’m on board for the blessings of the new season.

Here are some links I’ve collected, for you to savor as you cozy up this weekend, perhaps after a trip to the Fair or some apple picking. Enjoy!

Here’s a look at women’s time and how the constant interruptions can get in the way of our creativity. Perhaps what we need is more loitering. Here are some ways to protect your attention.

There’s a new scientific regard for how the moon affects us (it’s about time).

I love this thoughtful look at peri-menopause.

It’s road trip time, fellow geeks! These themed hotel rooms look like such fun.

A bit of music for your weekend. Sooo good.

I love taking notes by hand. Here’s why it works better than typing them on a device.

My big de-cluttering project has been going well. I was interested in this advice about organizing digital photos, as I have a lot of them. Also, this: what your stuff says about you.

As I noted above, I’m craving soup! Here’s a recipe I’m going to try soon – and another one that I want to make tonight. Yum!

May you enjoy the seasonal transition in ways that light you up.


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