Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US!
Happy Thursday to everyone else! November GoalsChristmas preparations
I make it a point to find something special to read between Christmas and the New Year. Last winter I read War and Peace for the second time. The year before I listened to Wuthering Heights while knitting socks.
I have been contemplating reading material for this year for a while, but all I knew was that I wanted something I don't normally read. I happened to watch a historian speak about Abraham Lincoln on a podcast. I liked her and what she had to say was interesting, so I looked into books about Lincoln and found one written by her, which I promptly bought (Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin). I very seldom buy books, I usually borrow or swap, but if this book lives up to my expectations I'll grant it the rare honour of permanent shelf space in my home.
When I was about to leave the bookshop website, there was a recommendation for a book I had meant to read for quite some time. I checked if my library has it. Yes. So I made a reservation for it. It is also non-fiction, but funny. (A short history of everything by Bill Bryson)
Stocking up on necessities before Christmas is still an on going process. The parcel with chocolate and coffee for Christmas has arrived and the meal plan is also slowly evolving.November clothes challenge
03 pieces ironed
07 pieces tried (clothes I had or ordered online)
01 pair of pants hemmed11 tasks done19 left empty space challenge
2 bags of paper / cardboard taken to recycling04 baby steps done11 left keep upbuy new comforter identify and fix minor computer problem
The work on these goals has quite obviously not been very successful and I really can't say why. I have been busy this month, but there was nothing extraordinary that got in the way. I have bought and cooked some extra food I didn't keep track of. I just noticed the freezer was quite full when I last opened it. I also slow down when it gets cold and temps dropped dramatically during the second week of November. There have been plenty of cold, moist, gloomy days. I'm already waiting for spring.