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Currently…November

Ah, NOVEMBER…a month of birthday and Thanksgiving…of leaves plummeting to the ground until spring and the return of darkness as I leave work… in the midst of it all, these are the things that filled my days…

Reading…a bit…sharing recent reads earlier in the month…devouring seven (!) books on my Thanksgiving break…perusing “best of” book lists for Christmas wish list items…

Watching (TV)…I’m enjoying the new SuperGirl series…keeping current with Fargo (& chuckling that we lived in ND at the time of this story)…letting go of some series I’ve been following & deleting them from the DVR schedule…

Watching (Movies)…way more than I’ve seen in a long time…the flight back from Switzerland on the 1st was filled with an eclectic mix of titles (Inside Out, That Sugar Film, Mission Impossible, Pitch Perfect 2)… the final installment of the Hunger Games in the theater with my sister…several delightful family movie nights while home for Thanksgiving (Mr. Holmes, The Woman in Gold, Cinderella)…

Knitting and a fave classic movie on a Saturday evening...

Knitting and a fave classic movie on a Saturday evening…

Crafting…continuing to stitch through the Packers season on my Scorecard cowl – even the recent losses…the rest of the knitting time is filled with gift knitting (& soon to be some gift knit blocking time)…Thanksgiving break in the ‘Ville yielded 2.5 gift knits completed…

Mom's Lemon Meringue Pie is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition...

Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition…

Browsing…On the rise of stylish comfortable shoes…a history of leftoversIn Praise of the Good Enough Holiday (NYT)…A reminder that not all the good plays are on the playing field…Proud of my friend Deb and her recent TEDx talk on the birth of her third child and the birth of a community

Listening…thoroughly enjoying the new Adele album…

Birthday fun!

Birthday fun!

Celebrating…my birthday with afternoon tea & pottery painting with a good friend & her 3 girls…

"Cranberry Sauce" Crisp for a luncheon...

“Cranberry Sauce” Crisp for a luncheon…

Cooking…a “Cranberry Sauce Crisp” for a Thanksgiving luncheon at work…a double Nantucket Cranberry Pie for Thanksgiving at church in the ‘Ville (& enjoying leftovers for breakfast on Monday morning!)…a batch of Mama Stambergs Cranberry Relish to accompany Thanksgiving and leftovers…my traditional side for the Thanksgiving table – shredded Brussels sprouts with bacon & chopped nuts…

A new tea routine...

A new tea routine…

Sipping…lots of tea in this great tea tumbler from Libretea – a thoughtful birthday gift from dear ones…now each day, my bag contains the tumbler with a scoop of loose leaf tea for a mid-morning tea break at the office…

Thanksgiving Brussels sprouts ready for dinner...

Thanksgiving Brussels sprouts ready for dinner…

Traveling…home to the ‘Ville for the week of Thanksgiving…just a few work related calls & emails to deal with while home – otherwise a week of fun & together time with the family…reading…knitting…Thai takeout…lingering over lunch to catch up with a dear high school friend…

Thankful for a week at home in the 'Ville...

Thankful for a week at home in the ‘Ville…

Looking Ahead…Christmas decorations are out of storage and being put up around the house…a month of Christmas tunes and movies…Christmas travel plans are being finalized…the anticipation of “finally” giving holiday knits to dear ones…

Linking up with Leigh’s monthly “What I’m Into” roundup. What are you into these days?

1 Comment

  1. The pastries look delicious. 🙂

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