better make an entry before October is out...one of the habits i like to maintain is my journal on here. some things have changed, others not. this month its been 7 years i've been a member. not sure if i like this new layout Deviantart is doing, though. i hear its a LOT like how Facebook's layout is. since i don't have a Facebook account, i don't/wouldn't know the difference. i'll say its sort of interesting(visually), but on the verge of being overwhelming. having to go all the way over on the right to log in is kind of strange too. luckily i can just remove the 'Activity feed' if i want to.
all across the world there have been earthquakes of varying magnitude... typhoons and outbreaks have been drawing ever closer to Lavenderland... the magnetic field is weakening sooner than expected. i read that it was due to a planetary wobble of some sort. i don't know if that's true or not. the second or third blood moon happened over a week ago. i set my alarm, i did my best to see it. early in the morning, but not yet dawn. it was too cold and overcast><...but i swore the clouds had a odd reddish tinge to them. a few days later i found out the sun had cast a surprising image that same day, almost like a face. jack o'lantern moon, or Pumpkin moon, the news called it.
my husband's father helped us with household cleaning supplies-not only did he find the right vacuum liner size, they had baking soda in them. we found a single cockroach...i'm assuming single, since we haven't seen another one since, isn't there usually droves of them, once there's an infestation? that's the way it was with ants a couple years back. the other night i thought i heard rustling around in the trash. i hope it wasn't a mouse. i cleaned the brush end of the vacuum as well, had to cut the hair and dusty lint out. did some sweeping, that probably helped with the vacuuming. my husband's father had also got us some shampoo. now we just need some more bath soap. and maybe i should wash our clothes, since we tend to wear the same outfit combination several days in a row. i believe i need a haircut soon. i try to trim my bangs the way my mother used to have them do at the salons. my husband probably needs a trim too. or perhaps its a good thing, now that cold weather is on the way, to leave it long. speaking of cold weather, we both need at least one more pair of long underwear. we've also made the change back to our long coats.
still on foot... my husband found out that bus passes are really only good at the beginning of the month, and we missed both September and this month. maybe next month. it seems that everyone's vehicles are breaking down...and my older brother isn't doing a good a job fixing cars as he used to.
we met with our new caseworker, he seems very nice^_^ he helped me with my SNAP paperwork, and this month they were in effect. even better, the amount doubled. now i have sixty something dollars along with my grocery check from my payee to work with. admittedly i've been using the microwave more than the stove top, i've been so drained of energy. there's this really good green tea with ginger that we decided to try, its helped stretch out the large container of coffee we got sometime last month...anyways, we were supposed to meet with our caseworker again this Saturday, but i guess he has pneumonia. we don't know when we'll see him again. hopefully he gets better soon.
just barely made it to my dental cleaning at the beginning of this week. i was about at the same place i was at before, not better, but not really worse either. turns out the dentist i was seeing isn't with them any more, so my next exam and appointments(i lost a couple of fillings) are going to be with another, different dentist. just another new thing to Have to get used to... then again i should be feeling grateful i even have a dentist. which i am. old fears and anxieties are even harder to kill than habits, for me they are at least.
my kiriban had an unexpected turnout... i suppose my next one will be at 40,000. sometimes i've thought about going invisible, or hiding my activity due to how invasive websites are getting. glad i haven't been harassed enough lately to have to use the block function. but since this is really my only online contact besides my e-mail, i hesitate to on account of my actual friends on here, i don't want them to have to make a guess at when i'm online. once again, i've gained a substantial amount of watchers in a short period of time, and already my views are close to 31,000. that's why i've decided on such a faraway goal.