Taking Stock – November 2020

2 dogs wearing mexican outfits

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.

chocolate orange rocky road 2

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.

a couple holding a cavoodle at the top of 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.

butchers block with toaster and coffee machine on top

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.

christmas tree with crochet santa hat tree topper

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! 

two cavoodle siblings

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! 

dog in mexican costume sitting on a toy llama

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.

cavoodle sitting with paw on advent calendar

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.

reverse advent calendar

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.

glasshouse candle being held in front of a white christmas tree

Wishing: There were more hours in the day. 

Receiving: These beautiful flowers from my mumma.

hand holding a bouquet of flowers

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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