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September Journal | Our Prairie Nest

September Journal

Here we are! It’s my favorite time of the year! September was warm and kind of icky, but now we’re well into my favorite month of all, followed by December and then November. It seemed like we had a lot going on in September, but I think the month was just a lot of “hurry up and wait.” I had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with both of my partners, and I can’t wait for us to get together again. There was also a Super Blue Moon on August 30, and I made appropriate use of it, with plenty of follow-up.

Meanwhile, October is shaping up to be quite interesting as the fight against book banning in the neighboring school district continues. I’m in editing mode on a new project and excited to see it move forward. School is well underway. And the leaves are finally changing.


In September, I read The Hate U Give, and I highly recommend it. Yes, it’s written for a young adult audience and that’s part of why I read it – because it’s one of the books the board member at the Plattsmouth school district wants removed from circulation at the high school library. My dudes, this book is so important. It is so many things. Read it because people challenge it, and challenge yourself to see things through the main character’s eyes. It gives us some small idea of what it must be like to be a Black girl in our world today.

I continued reading House of Sky and Breath a bit at a time, but started reading faster by the end of the month because the action really picks up in the last third of the book.


I continued to work on Summer Quaker throughout September, but now I’ve set it aside for something a little more gothy.  I have 6 WIPs and that’s too many for me, so I’m focused on completing anything in progress. They are: “Stay Gothy,” “Ice Snake,” “Ouija Board,” “Mother’s Arms,” “Nature Trio,” and “Summer Quaker.” We’ll see what I can get done before the end of the year.


I’m still at it with my weekly gaming in Cyberpunk Red and Genesys, and DMing D&D once or twice a month. Cyberpunk is probably the most difficult to play, because I’m a Rockerboy and that means a whole lot of talking people up, being the “face” of the group at times, and then stepping back and letting fighting happen. I’m accustomed to playing a fighter of some kind in most RPGs, so it’s hard to play a character that is mostly all about the roleplay. But it’s also so much fun.


I didn’t see anything new in September, but I watched the Barbie movie again. The soundtrack to it is pretty damn amazing, too.


During Labor Day weekend, my partners and I enjoyed hanging out in the Old Market in Omaha. We went to a restaurant that was… ehhh. I didn’t care for it. It’s not that the food wasn’t good. It was a perfectly okay time, but I thought it was overpriced and with too few options.

We went with our Spiral Scouts circle to the Wildlife Safari Park and had a great time. Of course, my daughter adores animals, so she was stoked to see bison, elk, deer, bears, wolves, prairie dogs, a swift fox, and more.

It’s been an interesting transition into October, but more on that later. 😉