The new month took me a bit by surprise, I was so busy gadding about with Halloween that I didn’t remember it was already November. However, here I am with just enough time to take a breather and take stock and look back on the month that was. Why don’t you grab a cuppa and join me?
Making: This spooky no bake slice for Halloween. It’s so scrumptious, it’s scary!
Drinking: Coffee and lots of it.
Packing: Lunch boxes again. It keeps us fed, organised and healthy.
Eating: Mangos with wild abandon. Mango season really is my favourite time of year!
Reading: Olive by Emma Gannon. It’s a masterpiece – as a child free person by choice, I feel seen.
Watching: Schitts Creek Can’t believe I waited so long!
Laughing: At Schitts Creek – it’s so funny!
Listening: To 80s workout tunes at the gym.
Fangirling: Over Carole Matthews – did you catch her interview in Author Corner?
Coveting: Carole’s New Book Christmas For Beginners.
Trying: To laugh off some epic kitchen disasters. I think I’ve had more fails and fluffs this month than the whole year!
Posting: This recipe for my favourite dip, this Mexican Bean Dip is vegetarian, delicious and healthy.
Sharing: All my favourite baked cheesecake recipes in one post! It’s scrumdiddlyumptious!
Upgrading: To a new, bigger and fancier dehydrator. This can only mean more homemade treats for Teddy Roosevelt!
Buying: All the doggy Christmas things. One has to be prepared for every holiday!
Selling: My cookie cutter collection. It took years to accumulate, at this rate it will take years to sell!
Thanking: My past self for taking out pet insurance – Teddy Roosevelt was back at the vets again! He wasn’t very impressed.
Reorganising: Teddy’s furdrobe – I think he’s got more clothes than both his pawrents put together!
Pushing: The pram here there and everywhere – what with sore paws and rainy days both me and the pram are getting a thorough workout!
Matching: With Teddy – his bow tie to my mask!
Disliking: How many people are not wearing masks.
Liking: That Victoria got down to zero cases. Teddy Roosevelt had a doughnut cookie to celebrate. Onya, Victorians!
Loving: Sneaky lunch dates with David.
Looking: At our new look spare room and feeling pretty pleased with what we’ve achieved.
Wanting: To paint our bedroom next.
Forgetting: My 9 year cancerversary. Well, I did remember but only after the event. I guess time is a great healer after all!
Getting: My hair did. I love a visit to the hairdresser’s!
Going: To the gym most days, if only to do my physio exercises.
Hoping: I can be signed off physio soon.
Walking: 10,000 steps most days.
Enjoying: Tea and scones at The Tea Cosy with my ASM (Annual Scone Meeting) with Lisa Marie.
Thinking: It’s been way too long between visits – the new space is just fabulous!
Catching: Up with friends in my computer on the phone, on face time and in real life. It’s good for the soul.
Attending: Not Quite Nigella’s Hell-Oween party.
Admiring: This Gremlin Cake was the star of the show.
Marvelling: At Lorraine’s mad Halloween creation skills! She really is the Halloween Queen!
Dressing: Up. It’s not our forte! Can you tell?
Forgetting: And then remembering, it’s nine years since my total thyroidectomy.
Wishing: The wet weather would pass. I know it’s good for the farmers but…
Worrying: About the state of the world in general.
Feeling: A sense of discomfort but am learning to sit with it.
Noticing: That beauty is everywhere.
Taking: Things day by day.
Waiting: To put the Christmas tree up.
Looking: Forward to a making it a November to remember for all the right reasons.
Now I’ve told you about my month, won’t you tell me about yours?
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