Here we are at day 19! Today, September 22 marks the official first day of Autumn! Typically in years past, I have always looked forward to this season as it was always my favorite. This year is different. I’m really sad to say goodbye to summer. This was the first year in a very long time that I got out and enjoyed summer. I’m not looking forward to cold weather. Right now it’s a frigid 47 degrees outside according to my weather app. Brr! I have my little space heater on behind me and I’m wearing my zip up hoodie. And I still feel a bit chilled. Side note: I just heard in my weather app that the death toll from Hurricane Florence is at 42 people. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrible force of nature! The damage is in the billions! I can’t even imagine.
Tomorrow, I am meeting with a friend of mine to do the role play assignment for school. The “problem” that we are discussing is ‘you are feeling lonely and have no real friends’. I have to record the session. We are meeting at a Burger King. I hope the place isn’t busy. We are meeting later in the afternoon. I’m SO nervous. I have no idea what I’m going to ask yet. She’s a really nice person though and told me not to be nervous. I can’t help it though. It ought to be interesting if nothing else.
Okay, so on to today’s topic…”Nicknames you have and why do you have them?” Presently, I only have two nicknames. They are Dodie and Dottie. Dodie is a name that my aunt Jan started calling me when I was a little kid. That’s about all I know of it. It stuck and my whole family called me that for as long as I can remember. A lot of them still call me that. I’m not sure where Dottie came in at. I use that as my online name mostly. Mostly my online friends call me Dottie.
There’s a couple other nicknames I had as a kid that I was told about. My dad called me squeak when I was a baby. Apparently I squeaked when I drank my bottle. My mom told me about this later in life. One of my great-grandmother’s used to call me Dolly. I actually used to like that name. I don’t remember how it came about.
That concludes the nickname story. What’s your nickname? I’d love to know.
Wherever you are in this beautiful world, I wish you peace, love and happiness. Hug someone today!