In the past, I have blogged so much about Diana Wynne Jones, who is one of my favorite authors. Sadly, she passed in 2011.
Two books were released posthumously. Earwig and the Witch was the first one that was released posthumously. I remember pre-ordering it. I was so happy when it finally released and I received my copy in the mail.
I found out recently Earwig and the Witch has been turned into a movie. It will release February 5th on HBO Max.
I think it looks like such a fun movie. I am so excited about it. I can’t wait.
History was made this election. The first openly transgender woman was elected as a Senator, the first Muslim lawmaker in the history of Colorado, and a record-breaking 6 Natives were elected to Congress.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made history when it was announced they won the election. Joe Biden has the most votes for President in the history of the United States.
And of course, Kamala Harris made history. At first, it was mistakenly reported Kamala Harris was the first Vice President of color. She is the first female Vice President of color. Which is amazing, and I absolutely loved her speech.
While it is still Native American Heritage Month and with all the firsts this election, I want to tell you all about a first in 1929.
Born January 25, 1860, Charles Curtis was a Republican politician from Kansas.
His mother was Kaw, Osage, Potawatomi, and French. His father was English, Scots, and Welsh.
Curtis was a member of Kaw Nation. His first words were in French and Kansa, both languages he learned from his mother. His mother passed away when he was only 3 years old, and he was cared for by his maternal grandparents.
He learned to love racing horses and was even a successful jockey.
Curtis was influenced by both sets of grandparents. He had lived on the reservation with his maternal grandparents and later lived in the city of Topeka with his paternal grandparents while attending high school.
Later, he became an attorney.
He was first elected in the House of Representatives in 1893 and was re-elected for 6 terms. Curtis was also a Senator and he had Presidential aspirations. He only won 64 votes Presidential ballot at the Republican National Convention in 1928. The winner was Herbert Hoover. Curtis was not a fan of Herbert Hoover and was even involved in an anti-Hoover movement. However, he was accepting of the Vice President Nomination.
Curtis and Hoover won a landslide victory in 1928. History was made that election day, too. Charles Curtis was the first Vice President of color, the first person with Native American ancestry to be elected Vice President. To this day, Curtis is the highest-ranking enrolled Native American to serve in the federal government.
I hope to one day see a Native President. And with all the firsts this election, I definitely think that is possible.
I submitted a Halloween story to a writing website. It is up on there along with other stories. People are able to vote for the story they liked the best. I’d appreciate your vote for my story. It is called Ghosts of Halloween Past.
It is October 1st, which means it is finally spooky season!
I’ve already decorated although I may add more decorations.
And I went to the library today to pick up some books I had on hold.
Break My Heart 1,000 Times was actually made into a movie which I watch recently. It’s called I Still See You and it’s available to watch on Hulu. I would recommend it if you’ve got the chance to watch it.
I’m excited for Halloween. Victor and I will be watching horror movies all month. I’ve found movies on streaming services that I haven’t watched before. And of course, there will be favorites such as Stir of Echoes, Thirteen Ghosts, Hocus Pocus, and Ernest Scared Stupid.
This is my favorite time of year. Yay for spooky season!
It is officially the first day of Fall. It’s been cooler here recently. Over the weekend temperatures will go up in the 90s again.
It’s just how Texas is, I suppose. It can get cold, but not Pennsylvania cold.
I am already in spooky season mode. I’ve been watching horror movies, though some of them weren’t great. I’m borrowing some horror and true ghost story books from the library. I also bought a book, which arrived in the mail yesterday.
It contains both books, only the first of which I’ve read. Mary: The Summoning is the first book and I read that in 2015. It was such a good book and actually scared me. It surprised me; I’ve read lots of horror books, and that’s the only one that has ever scared me. I’m looking forward to reading the second book.
Victor and I put up a Halloween tree. We also decorated our window. I’ll have to share pictures when I can. I think it looks great.
I am so ready for Halloween. Does anyone have plans for Halloween?
I realize my previous post may confuse those who have known me for a while. I mentioned Victor and as most of you know, we broke up in 2018 and I had to move back to Pennsylvania.
A lot has changed since then. I don’t blog about my personal life as I once did. I’ve become a more private person and that has to do with my family.
My uncle had done some pretty hardcore searching to find my blog and social media websites. He would read what I posted, tell my aunt and my would proceed to badmouth me to my mother.
That made me become very private when it came to what I post on my blog. It is the reason why I don’t blog as much as I once did. I miss blogging.
But I want to explain my mention of Victor in the previous post.
As you all know, I moved back to Pennsylvania in April 2018. I was beyond hurt. I did my best to move on. I dated. I met people. I had a sort-of boyfriend for about five months. I say sort-of because although I tried to make it a relationship, he wasn’t committed. He was just a narcissist, liar, and user.
Victor and I never stopped talking. We stayed friends though it was hard in the beginning.
In late November 2018, we began talking about our relationship and what went wrong. What prompted it was that he ended his friendship with one of the people who interfered in our relationship.
I was completely honest with him and how I felt. I told him what the problems were. It was then we began to fix our relationship. We started talking all the time again. We got back together. We made plans for me to move back to San Antonio.
I’ve now been in San Antonio for over a year. I moved here in June 2019.
And I truly am happy with Victor. His friends who interfered are no longer in his life. We live alone this time. It’s been great.
Victor and I in Corpus Christi last year.
It’s funny how quickly change can happen. I didn’t think we would ever get back together. I didn’t think I would ever be back in San Antonio. I realize though there was no one else for me but Victor.
Trust me, I tried. I did date. And I didn’t find anyone else. Plenty of guys wanted me. However, none wanted to take the time to get to know me. They wanted to jump into a relationship and I wasn’t going to do that.
I had met a few guys I liked. Nothing came from it. I didn’t find anyone who I connected with as I do Victor. Perhaps, I was meant only for him as I’ve never been able to open my heart to another quite as I have him.
I can say it is good to be loved. Truly loved. And to be able to return that love.
Last month I went to the Dollar General to buy some shampoo and conditioner.
While there, I noticed they had put out some Halloween decorations.
Of course, I had to look. And ended up buying one, which hung in the living room until Victor and I put up our Halloween tree.
When I went to pay, the cashier said, “Oh, I love Halloween!” And then quickly added, “I think it’s too early for Halloween stuff.” She thought stores shouldn’t put the items out until maybe a few weeks before Halloween.
I just laughed, paid for my items, and left. Victor wasn’t too happy about her comment. He didn’t understand why she had to be negative about it. I didn’t understand it either.
I have loved Halloween since I was a child. And for me, every day is Halloween. Of course, I get more excited this time of year. The decorations are out in stores, horror movies are on TV more, and paranormal shows.
I was slightly upset someone had to be negative. Just let people enjoy their Halloween stuff. This year has been horrible. And if simple Halloween decorations make someone happy, then let them be happy.