My thoughts have been everywhere lately, but November is here, November is here!
I know I’m partial to November because it’s my birth month (eek! I’d better get working on finishing up my list of 33 things), but I’ve always loved Thanksgiving and cannot believe the holiday is just 3 weeks away. Since my parents’ kitchen is torn up and my sister-in-laws and their families are not coming back to TN, we’ll be hosting dinner at our house and doing the bulk of the cooking including the turkey (eek again! though I’m excited about this as well).
We’ve been enjoying this Fall so much. All the leaves have been absolutely beautiful and it’s been hard for me not to take photos of them everyday. The warmish weather has been perfect for lots of outdoors time and vitamin D loading. Instead of hiking around my favorite lake, I’ve been putting the toddler on my back and hiking in the surrounding hills which has been such a nice change. Last weekend we saw a the largest deer I’ve seen in the wild – a 6 point buck – and the weekend before we spotted a flock of ten turkeys.
In a little over 24 hours, I’m headed to one of my favorite cities (and former place of residence) for a long girls’ weekend. I am so excited! It’s been 18 months since I’ve gone anywhere by myself, and I am more than ready to get away. I’m thinking of taking my hexes with me, so I can start sewing them up into pillow tops. I’m definitely participating in Erin’s pillow challenge next week, but I want to sew mainly simple projects because I desperately need new pillows everywhere. I’m hoping new pillows will make me less disgusted with the in limbo state of my house and serious lack of decor. I’m thinking about making Will take me to Ikea for my birthday since the October trip I planned didn’t work out in the end. I know I can’t solve all my house problems at the big blue box, but maybe if I had frames for unframed artwork and curtains for empty windows and some kitchen storage containers, the small happinesses would outweigh the larger things like hatred for our floorplan.
I’ve also been thinking more about cooking and have a challenge idea I want to share, but that will have to wait for next week. I need to pack!