BAFFLED | that it’s already the end of September. How is that possible? This year has just been flying by for me (anyone else?). I am starting to look forward to cooler temps and changing leaves now. September and October are actually two of the nicest months here in Northern California.
FEELING | thankful that we were able to spend some time at the beach when we were down in Ventura for Jon’s Dad’s memorial service. I sometimes wish we lived closer to the ocean.
EXCITED | that I have been working with a coworker who “thinks a lot like me”. She’s very thorough in her note-taking, reads emails carefully (and responds to all questions), and is just very detail-oriented and observant. What a rare treat! It’s very refreshing to work with her.
THINKING ABOUT | NaBloPoMo 2023. A few people have brought it up in blog posts recently and I couldn’t be more thrilled to know that other people are thinking about it, too. We had such an awesome group of participants last year. I am not sure if we can top that but I am excited for a month of fun and more regular interaction. If you are considering participating this year, I suggest you start thinking about topics you’d like to write about in November. You know, just to get mentally prepared. Pre-drafting/note-taking is allowed, even encouraged.
EATING | Pflaumenkuchen (German Plum Cake). It’s that time of the year and I was lucky to find the right plums at the Farmer’s Market earlier this month. It’s just so freakin’ delicious.
DRINKING | NUUN electrolytes during and after my workouts.
FRUSTRATED | by customer service. I had not received a response from BitNinja (regarding my Feedly issue) in 2.5 weeks. What kind of business practice is this? Yesterday, I finally got a response though and after first referring me back to my hosting provider (we’re going in circles here, people!), they did say that they had unblocked three IP addresses belonging to Feedly. Now we wait to see if that really fixes the issue. (More waiting! Yay!)
To be honest, I really would like my Feedly issue fixed before November for NaBloPoMo. It would be a huge bummer if my daily posts just won’t show up. So, I’ve been looking into workarounds, just in case: if you want, you can try subscribing to https://feeds.feedburner.com/theinbetweenismine/feed in Feedly and see if that brings in my posts on a more normal schedule (and if so, please report back). If the regular RSS feed fixes itself by then, even better.
also humbly ACKNOWLEDGING | that some customer service does still exist. If you recall from last month, I was lamenting the fact that the Safeway App wasn’t applying ForU Coupons to my purchase after providing my phone number at the store and I have had to get the clerk to manually apply these discounts for weeks! I talked to customer service at the store over the weekend and they told me to reach out to support (online or via hotline) to report the issue. I had a response within a few hours and apparently, my phone number was connected to two accounts (don’t know how, but okay). They have merged the accounts and it should be all good. I went to the store yesterday with Jon for a few items and lo and behold, my phone number worked and discounts were applied. Hooray. Who knew it could be so easy?
HAPPY | with my half marathon training. I had no hiccups during this training cycle (which is always a possibility) and have been able to stick to my plan. My race is coming up this weekend and I trust that I am ready.
WATCHING | Sister Wives. Oh boy, the drama. Hey, you know, I am not here to judge. Everybody should be able to live the life they want, but it was so crystal clear to me from the beginning (I mean, this show has existed for years!) that there were going to be problems down the road and I am not surprised the family is crumbling. Plural marriages seem to thrive on the family aspect, when there are a lot of small kids and multiple mothers to do the mothering, but what is the husband supposed to do with four wives when the baby-making phase is over and these kids have grown up? I am sorry, I am over-simplifying this, but it’s hard enough to maintain one relationship in this crazy world, let alone four (plus a relationship with all the kids). Still, it’s fascinating to watch.
What is currently going on in your world?