First things first, how cute do Teddy and his girl, Pebbles look in their Mexican get up? Honestly, I couldn’t love this photo anymore!
Well, it’s been a November to remember for all the right reasons. There’s been fun, friends, food, furballs and even some carousing in the capital with a little bit of anxiety is on the side.
So before I launch myself into all things Christmas (and Chanukah) I’m going to take a breather and look back on the month that was. I’d love it if you joined me!
Making: This Chocolate Orange Rocky Road. The only problem is it tastes too good.
Needing: To get a wiggle on with all my Christmas recipes.
Cooking: These Pasta and Baked Tuna Balls – they’re a staple in this house.
Drinking: Coffee and lots of it.
Rounding: Up all my rocky road recipes in one tidy blog post.
Reading: All the Christmas books ready for my forthcoming festive fiction post. Here’s last year’s post while we wait…
Watching: Schitt’s Creek.
Bookmarking: All the Christmas movies I’m going to watch over the festive season.
Listening: To Christmas tunes.
Wanting: Another dog. Still.
Enjoying: A few days away in Canberra – a change really is as good as a rest.
Exploring: All the best dog friendly spots in the capital. We loved the view from Mount Ainslie.
Upgrading: To the new to me, TM6. Excited would be an understatement.
Knowing: That this new butcher’s block will be the closest thing I ever get to a butler’s pantry.
Reflecting: On nine years between me and my cancer diagnoses and the lessons I’ve learned.
Celebrating: Our 16 year meetaversary – how time flies when you’re having fun!
Putting: Up the Christmas tree.
Swooning: Over our new crochet tree topper Santa hat.
Looking: At the Christmas tree. It makes me so happy.
Treasuring: The memories we made finding all the decorations on our travels.
Liking: Long, summer evenings.
Loving: Puppy playdates with Teddy’s friends.
Noticing: That Teddy and his sister Bella look so alike, I can hardly tell them apart!
Attending: Dog pawties – Teddy definitely has a busier social life than his pawrents.
Smiling: At Teddy in his Mexican costume at Coco’s Mexican Fiesta!
Marvelling: At how cute all the puppies looked. Seriously some of the dog outfits had to be seen to be believed.
Sharing: How to make this DIY Doggy Toy Box.
Opening: Dog shopping. Seriously, I need an intervention.
Getting: Excited about Teddy’s Doggy Advent Calendar with it’s emphasis on experiences not things.
Finding: That joy is a great antidote to coronanxiety.
Packing: Two bags for this year’s It’s In The Bag campaign.
Giving: Instead of receiving with this reverse advent calendar for the Asylum Seekers Centre.
Sending: A care package to troops overseas – one of my favourite Christmas traditions.
Fangirling: Over author Milly Johnson in this interview in Author Corner.
Coveting: Milly’s new book I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Smelling: This amazing Caramel Crunch candle from Peter Alexander.
Wishing: There were more hours in the day.
Receiving: These beautiful flowers from my mumma.
Feeling: Quite emotional and cautiously hopeful after the US election.
Worrying: About my friends and family in the UK.
Hoping: It won’t be too long before I get to see them again.
Taking: One day at a time. I think these four words are my pandemic words to live by.
Do you celebrate meetaversaries too? What’s brought you joy this month? Tell me all the things!
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