Happy November! A new month is always exciting, but going from October to November feels especially momentous. We end on a holiday that celebrates death and enter the month that is pretty much full of death (goodbye daylight, goodbye warmth, goodbye shaving). Okay, we also get a lot of life in the next four weeks: family, holidays, pumpkin pie. Here in Chicago, we said goodbye to October with a casual hailstorm and then had a gorgeous November weekend, so it all worked out. Here's what else is up:
Making: bison chili in the crock pot.
Eating: peanut butter M&M's by the handful.
Drinking: Halloween Wine!
Fixing: our washing machine. Again.
Buying: the biggest pliers I could find so we could fix the washing machine.
Doing: several loads of "catch up" laundry. You never realize how important clean underwear is until you have none.
Smelling: pumpkin spice and cinnamon apple flavored candles.
Cooking: Crispy Acorn Squash Rounds. (more about these tomorrow!)
Dressing: up as Scully from The X-Files.
Wondering: where/how to store a wig.
Practicing: my Spanish and my piano skills.
Watching: Obvious Child.
Doing: nothing and not feeling bad about it.
Reading: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Following: this blog.
Taking: media coverage with a grain of salt.
Using: my extra hour to take a mid-day nap.