This really is only for testing the WordPress app. I’m outside with my boy and we’re shooting Nerf guns at anything that doesn’t move, and even some bumblebees!
Well, hello! It’s been ages since I blogged. Over a year, I think! I miss the interaction and see cute things I want to post all the time, so I’m jumping back in, however erratically. 🙂
My friend Lauran did the I Heart Fall tag, and I wanted to jump in, too! See the questions and answers under the image.
1. Favorite Fall lip product? Lip products are weird for me. I must have an odd pH balance, because lip colors go very funny on me really fast. I absolutely LOVE makeup, but the smallest part of my collection is definitely lip stuff. That being said, my go-to year-round lip color is Maybelline’s “Warm Me Up,” from their core collection of Color Sensational lipsticks.
2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish? Oh gosh! This is crazy hard! I have over 100 bottles of polish at last count! In the fall, I love darker colors, deep purples, reds, and greens. My favorite of all time is probably OPI’s “Lincoln Park After Dark,” but I also love OPI’s “You Don’t Know Jacques” and China Glaze’s “Ruby Pumps” for a little vampy oomph.
3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink? I generally don’t care for Starbucks. I’ll go there in a pinch when traveling and like their Salted Caramel Latte (I hate any pumpkin-flavored drink!). I prefer the Mississippi company Seattle Drip, though. I always get their 16 oz. Evergreen Mocha, whole milk, no whip.
4. Favorite Fall Candle? I adore Yankee Candle’s Farmer’s Market. It’s citrusy and spicy, with a hint of berries. It smells to me a bit like fall baking but without all the cinnamon and nutmeg you’d expect. I like it year-round!
5. Favorite Fall accessory? Scarves! I have both lightweight and warm ones because you just never know here in Mississippi. I have newly-short hair, so I’m looking forward to playing around with scarves and long earrings.
6. Haunted house or haunted hay ride? Um, neither! I don’t like to be scared! Ghost Adventures on The Travel Channel is as scary as I’ll go, and I’m not even scared by that any more since I’ve watched it for so long now.
7. Favorite Halloween movie? I’m not sure I really know any Halloween movies (see #6) so let’s just say the Charlie Brown special.
8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween? I’ll fight you for Reece’s peanut butter cups. Even better if they’re the pumpkin-shaped ones. I don’t care how many fake ingredients or how much sugar they have. GIVE THEM TO ME.
9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?! I don’t remember when I last dressed up, but I was probably a New York Met. But this year my fella is going as Bumblebee from Transformers (The Prime version. His instructions while costume shopping were VERY specific.)
10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall? Lower humidity! I know that seems so lame, but I hate humidity and all the sweating that comes with it! Today is our first truly cool/low humidity day (72 degrees and 48% right this minute!), and I’ve been so happy since I woke up. I feel more energy, more excited about doing household stuff, and I swear the light looks a little brighter and crisper outside. Now it’s time to decorate!
Around 8:50 p.m. CST, I was talking with my husband, who’d just returned from his Bible study. I saw a bright flash of light, bluish-white, like a VERY bright camera flash. There was no sound. I immediately stopped our conversation to ask if he’d seen it. He hadn’t, because he was facing away from our front windows. The blinds were open and I was facing them, so I got to see the cool event! I looked at weather.com on my laptop and saw that we had a cloudless night, so it couldn’t have been lightning.
Right away, Twitter blew up with the #flashoflight hash tag, with people all over Mississippi reporting the sighting. And then folks in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina reported it, too. Some people said they heard a boom, most didn’t. And then the rumors flew of something hitting the ground in Covington County, MS, or a remote area of Oklahoma. Meteorologists said it could be a meteor fragment, no larger than a pebble, but was probably an asteroid, since five are coming close to Earth this week. This photo was posted on an Oklahoma web site.
Jokes flew on Twitter about aliens, Alf, Doc Brown’s DeLorean returning from 1955, rednecks spotlighting in the woods, and on and on. It was all funny, but the only thing I could think of was this:
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
I’m amazed by events like this and am always in awe of Creation and what the Lord does with it! He is so worthy of praise that even the sky displays its beauty in praise of Him! Incredible!