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Current Obsessions September 2019

Current Obsessions {September 2019}

It’s funny how things sneak up on you. Like catching Gilmore Girls fever a few years ago before Netflix released Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Or panicking because you have Bath & Body Works coupons about to expire! (The horror!)

My current obsessions are similar. I didn’t see them sneak up on me, but sneak up on me they did.

My current obsessions:

1.Leon Bridges Radio on Spotify. One day I turned on this mellow station…and I keep going back to it. I can’t stop! Maybe I have a problem…

2. Elizabeth Holmes. To be fair, I’ve been reading about this woman and her company, Theranos, for two years. I finally ordered Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, and it was gripping.

3. Fiber One cereal. I know–this isn’t on your obsession list. It’s not on anyone’s. I get it. But, hey, it’s really hard to get the recommended amount of fiber in my diet, and Fiber One has remedied this for me!

4. Making my office as ergonomic as possible. These joints need all the help they can get. I broke down and bought a new office chair with adjustable settings for the seat height, tilt, lumbar and arm height. I also ordered an ergonomic wireless keyboard.

5. My new Apple Spice candle by DW Home. Smells like fall!

6. Football! My favorite time of the year! Saturdays are for college football (I’m a Michigan Wolverines fan), and Sundays are for NFL games. I’ll be the first to admit I skip Sunday football a LOT. My teams (Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns) usually let me down, so I feel no guilt napping while they play.

As you can see, pumpkin spice did NOT make the list. Why? Because apple spice edged it out this year. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some pumpkin, but I’m all about the apples right now! In fact, it’s high time I made an apple pie…

What are you currently obsessed with? I’d love to hear–leave a comment!

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. Right now, I am obsessed with fall colors. Gold, green, red, brown…colorful leaves falling to the ground. We have more palm trees and pine trees than other trees here in the Low Country. But, a few maples have found their way here and I am enjoying watching the leaves change colors. 🙂

  2. Thank you, Jill. I am obsessed with, in no particular order:
    — apple cider doughnuts;
    — drying herbs and hydrangeas (good thing we’re not tall people, they are hanging everywhere);
    — blue Mason jars with white twinkle lights in them, interspersed with pumpkins;
    — Ken Burns’ “Country Music”; and
    — TV and movie Westerns. Our local retro station runs “Wagon Train” every afternoon from 4 to 5, and another retro station has run James Arness in “How the West Was Won” all summer on a loop from 7 to 9. That’s 3 hours of television Westerns a day, if you are keeping track. I should be ashamed but I’m not, I chalk it up to research for my books. BTW, “How The West Was Won” has a cattle drive almost as good as John Wayne’s. I’m going to start a blog series after the first of the year, “Obsessed With the West.”
    BTW II, this is my pub day for my novel, “Westward Hope,” with Pelican/White Rose. Available from publisher or Amazon.
    BTW III, are we going to be goal-setting this year?
    Nice to chat,
    Kathy Bailey

    1. No shame, here, Kathy! I plan on binge watching Halloween Baking Wars soon! Your list is so much fun. I can picture the blue jars with lights and the pumpkins. Pretty!
      Yes, we’re goal-setting again next week, October 2! Woohoo!

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