Pushing Forward Back September/October 2018

Back at September

Pushing Forward Back September October (1)

The month began, as planned, with a four-day weekend, but not as originally planned was a funeral with my aunt Eleanor passing away at the end of August at the age of 87 after being in declining health for several years. While it was naturally sad, it wasn’t unexpected and it was good to see cousins I hadn’t seen in several years at the funeral on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Monday, I finished mowing the lawn before noon and then chilled “day drinking,” concluding with watching Drunk History with Kim, which has become somewhat of a Monday night tradition.

The first week of September ended with my college roommate Joe visiting us for a few days. As for the rest of the month, I worked two Saturdays this month and had one Friday off and a couple of days one week with shorter hours. I had planned to use that one Friday to go to the Corning Museum of Glass, fitting my goal of one day trip a month as outlined in my 25 before 50 post earlier this year. However, that didn’t happen.

I finished two books this past month: The Late Show by Michael Connelly and Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, both of which were good. Highlights on the TV and movie front were Kim’s Convenience and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, both on Netflix.

The month ends today with Kim and I going over to our neighbors for pizza. Earlier in the day, I’ll be watching NASCAR with my neighbor Mike and another neighbor Fred, and then later Kim and Mike’s wife, Kathy, will join us as we’re getting pizza for dinner. So the month will end with friends just as it began with family.

Forward to October

The first weekend in October is another long weekend for me as I took a vacation day off for Columbus Day, not because I am a fan of Christopher Columbus, but because I had a vacation day to use. In fact, I’m more in agreement with this image that my wife has on a shirt she wears often on Columbus Day:


On that Monday, Kim and I invited our neighbor over for a Drunk History binge-watch/drinkalong. We attempted to have one last month but her plans changed a few times, but she has off that Monday afternoon and evening. We are caught up with Drunk History on Hulu so I think we’re going to pick out a few of our favorite episodes to binge-watch to introduce our neighbor to the show.

On the reading front, I’ll be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on Saturday, Oct. 20. I don’t know what I’ll be reading yet, but I will keep you posted. On the TV front, I know I’m looking forward to the third season of Daredevil on Netflix.

So how was your month of September? Read any good books, seen any good movies and/or TV shows, listened to any good music? What was the highlight of your month? What are you looking forward to in October? Share in the comments.

7 thoughts on “Pushing Forward Back September/October 2018

  1. Happy October! I am just trying to survive this week and month as there are some things in the works at work that will have long-lasting repercussions. Until they happen though, work is a stress-filled rumor mill that is draining to the mind and soul. I am trying to find solace in little things like new Halloween decorations, the weather, etc.


  2. September is a blur. Today, the first day of October was spent trying to complete the FAFSA for student aid that college students need to do if they want any kind of aid, even a student loan. The big kid transfers to a four-year next fall and it will be costly. But the site crashed 1001 times during the process as did the IRS when I had to transfer the financial data. I was not happy! Aid is on a first come, first served basis so since millions of us were locked out, it’s not really fair. I am totally frustrated now and ready to end Monday but I have to run the younger one to the dentist later. Then there is volunteering at outreach and then running her to rehearsal. What a day!

    What I am looking forward to this October is cooler weather but it’s not happening here. I DO love this time of the year though. I need to record all my Halloween movies.


  3. Now that’s a great t-shirt. I wish someone would come up with a good one for safeguarding our Texas borders from illegal aliens. Texas would be a little different if those pesky Americans hadn’t started settling Texas when it was part of Mexico.

    I can’t wait to read Bluebird, Bluebird. It’s our Gulf Coast read in October.


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