First Day of Autumn

Autumn in the woods scene

Blink and you’ll miss it.

That’s exactly how summer went this year.

One day, the kids celebrated their last day of school, ready for summer break.

The next day, at least that’s how it feels, break was over and they were ready to start a new school year.

And here we are, the first day of autumn already upon us.

Crisp air, colorful leaves, harvest festivals, and of course Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Slow down and enjoy it while you can.

Most of all, don’t blink.

Camera on the go

Spencer in hospital bed playing video games

I took this pic back in August, right around the time I moved from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13 Pro (no need to criticize my timing for upgrading, I really don’t care).

The lighting inside isn’t the greatest but I was able to edit and clean up in Pixelmator Photo  (free trial; $4.99/month, $23.99/year, $54.99/lifetime).

I probably could’ve cleaned the image up with the default Photos app but I wanted to take it a little further.

I was impressed with the camera on iPhone 12 already but iPhone 13 Pro blew it out of the water.

Busy Busy

Image of male in front of computer holding phone and tablet looking busy and frustrated

I swear, as you get older, time flies a lot faster than it seemed 20 years ago.

Seriously. In my 20s, it seemed like life was a bit slower and I had time for anything put on my plate. Now, I barely blink, and it seems like the days go by way too fast, let alone the past 4 months.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s…you name it. And here we are, less than a month away from Easter and then summer.

Nothing exciting has happened, really. A few bouts of Covid and ear infections with the kids, but that’s life these days.

Busy as ever.