Life Lately: November Update

Dear friends! November is coming to a close and December is rising up to take it’s place. How were everyone’s Thanksgivings? We hosted my family at our house at the last minute as the snow storm in the pass made it too dangerous for everyong to go to my Mom’s cabin. So we had a nice lowkey dinner here and it was a great time spent with family and playing Codenames! I’m looking forward to December and all of the magic and potential it holds 🙂 What about you?

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What I’m Reading:

Finished up The Girl on the Train – it was pretty good – an intriguing thriller with a twisty ending. I’m excited to see the movie and see how it compares! I also just finished Hollow City, which is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. It was good and I’m looking forward to seeing where the characters end up, but I think the first book in the series was more intriguing and attention-grabbing. Also reading the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay after I saw the movie on Thanksgiving. Love love LOVE the Wizarding World!

What I’m Binge-Watching:

Hubby and I are still watching Mad Men and I’m still yelling at the characters for their poor life choices. When we need more light-hearted fare, we’ve recently started re-watching The Office. Love that show and it never gets old! Also about to start the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix – I’ve heard that people both love it and hate it so I’m curious to see what happens…

What I’m Creating: 

Well, it’s less “creating” but more “getting done” – we just spent the weekend painting our master bathroom and an office nook; both of which were covered with ugly wallpaper (one had yellow and white vertical stripes, the other had lighthouses and boats) so we had to first prep the walls (sanding, hole-filing, seam-hiding) and then paint over the wallpaper with a sticky smelly horrible oil primer before painting. But now we are one step closer to having our house finished up!

What I’m Needing: 

Motivation and perseverance. I’ve been feeling like I’m being pulled in a million different directions at once and it’s driving me a bit mad. I’m the kind of girl that likes a simple life, so having a lot to do all the time nonstop gets a bit overwhelming. But unfortunately they are all things I need to do, so I could really use some motivation and perseverance to just power through and get it all accomplished!

What I’m Listening to: 

I CAN FINALLY LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!! I’m a staunch Post-Thanksgivinger, which means I refuse to do Christmasy things (decorate, listen to music, etc.) until the day after Thanksgiving. Every holiday deserves its own celebration! So now that it is officially past Thanksgiving, I can break out all of the Christmas classics and I’m ready to get in the holiday mood!

What I’m Wearing: 

Oh you know I’ve been living in my sweaters, scarves, leggings, boots, and shirt dresses! Definitely been layering more scarves and cardigans as the temperature has dropped in my neck of the woods. I’m convinced that I could live in dresses and leggings year round and be a happy camper.

What I’m Dreaming about: 

Dreaming about the future. We’re planning on moving, so I’m imaging what our new (and more permanent) house will be like. I’m dreaming about everything that the future could hold. I’m dreaming about future trips with my love. I do a lot of dreaming!

What I’m Excited For:

CHRISTMASSSSSS. I just love this time of year – the lights, the decorations, the tree, the time spent with loved ones, evenings by the fire with a cocoa in hand, ahhhh yes. Christmas time is one of the very best of the year 🙂

What I’m Worried about:

Worried about getting everything done. Like I mentioned above, I’m pulled in a million different directions on a weekly (let’s be real, daily) basis and I’m worried about things slipping through the cracks. I’m worried about making sure I have enough time to take care of myself while trying to get all the to-dos checked off.

What I’m Learning:

I’m trying to learn how to be patient and present. Patient, because there are a lot of balls in the air right now and I’m just waiting for them to drop, waiting for the next thing to happen. I need to learn how to just wait and have a good attitude about it. I also need to learn to be present more – I look towards the future a lot and I need to do a better job at living in the present and appreciating things as they happen.

What I’m Loving: 

I’m loving warm cups of tea or coca in the morning and at night. I’m loving fuzzy blankies to wrap up in on all the gray and drizzly days. And most of all I’m loving my husband and our 3 silly pets. They keep me sane in this crazy, crazy world, and I don’t know what I’d do without them <3

What’s been going on in your life lately?



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