The first half of October was disconcertingly warm. My fiancé and I were able to hang out at a beer garden and read in comfort, which is both fun and not great for October.
More fun was my first NHL hockey game (masked)! It was an exciting experience, even if we lost by 1 in overtime. I would love to go to more games before we get really good and ticket prices skyrocket.
Late in the month, Rahul (my fiancé) and I visited his family in India for Diwali. It was our first time back in Delhi since the pandemic started, so there was plenty of family time to make up (and engagement-related tasks to accomplish).
The lights for Diwali were beautiful: familiar for me, who is used to Christmas, but with their own twist. Lights on buildings either run along the edges or are draped down the building in vertical lines. Diyas (little ghee candles) are placed all around to light Rama’s way home, and garlands of marigolds are hung in doorways.
- Redesigned my website in an unusual burst of sudden energy!
- Sketched about fish and feelings
- Made some progress on a quilted sketchbook pouch.
Trying out another Goodreads competitor called StoryGraph. This website/app generates charts of your reading habits, which is fun to compare across the years. It also makes it easier to find your next read based on attributes like mood, pace, and genre. Here’s my StoryGraph profile