This is my second post for the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Challenge.

#2 – Friday, October 6 – PROMPT = Nostalgic

This time every year I find myself nostalgic for fall in Michigan. As you can see from the photo at the top of this post it gets quite colorful and in person, this sight will take your breath away.
And it’s not just the amazing colors that make fall spectacular in Michigan.
You can smell hunting in the air and then just like that, nearly every man in Michigan is putting on his flannel whether he hunts or not.
Raking damp leaves and jumping in them.. It’s a smell I’ve only ever experience in Michigan.
The cider mills with their fresh apple cider and warm donuts. We don’t have those out here. Going to the apple festivals, and corn mazes, hayrides, and bonfires.
And of course, Detroit Lions football, win or lose. Mostly lose but that’s okay. I still watch and I still cheer!

Seriously folks. The struggle is real.
Right about now northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are aglow in the beautiful colors of fall.
The “Mighty Mac” (Mackinac Bridge) connecting the two peninsulas framed in the glory of fall. 
I love this bridge and I miss crossing it. 
(Not my photo. Found on Google.)

My favorite town in the U.P. (upper peninsula) is St. Ignace. It’s beautiful there year round but in the fall it is stunning.

It’s always a coin toss for me as to which I love more, the mountains or the Great Lakes. In the fall, Michigan wins hands down. Or maybe it’s a hand up!
Happy Friday, folks! It has been a whirlwind week and as soon as I decompress a lit’l bit I’ll be back to write more because I have SO much more to write!
Thanks for hanging in there with me.


Happy October Everyone!

I hope this month is good to all of you! It’s definitely going to be an exciting month for me! A wedding AND a new grandbaby! I’m pretty sure my feet are no longer touching the ground and I’ll tell you, my heart is about to burst with pure joy! 

This month I am also participating in the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Challenge
– Say that three times fast! – 
These are the days and the prompts. 

We don’t have to follow the prompts. We can write about anything on those days. I’m going to try to follow along with the prompts. I’ll be scheduling my first post of this challenge, which is this post, so I hope it posts when it’s supposed to!

#1 – Monday, Oct. 2 – PROMPT = Pattern

I decided to use my current crafting obsession, crochet, as my reference point for this prompt.
My favorite crochet pattern for this fall is the Campfire Cardigan.

(Not my photo or handiwork.)

I haven’t made one yet but I’d like to get one done at least in time for spring. I love that it’s worked in the granny square stitch because, to me, the granny stitch/square is the easiest crochet stitch to work with. I also love that it reminds me of my grandma’s handiwork and also that it’s got a 70’s hippie vibe to it.
I will be making NONE of the following patterns…
I know it’s not a real animal but it still totally creeps me out.

NO man should EVER put these on, not even if your wife made especially for you.

I have no idea what these women are doing.. But, NO!

And this one??? People are just freaks. I wonder how much they had to pay her to parade around in that!
So, there it is. My twisted take on today’s prompt, pattern.
I’m going to cross my fingers, eyes, and toes that this posts when it’s supposed to. I haven’t had much success with scheduled posting in the past but I guess we’ll see.
On the plus side, this should be the only post I have to schedule.

I wish all of you a happy and healthy start to this “spook-tacular” and I will see you all and read you all as soon as life takes an extended pause in my lit’l corner of the world.