Monday, November 2, 2015

Dear November

Broccoli's grown a bit since Dear October, huh?

As much as I try to prove my disdain for the cold, blustery days of fall, there's something special about November.

This year is tumbling closer to its end. November is here and I am thankful. I know it's going to be cold and I know I'm going to have to actually walk in the cold every day to see the chickens, but good things are coming, too. I'm not just talking about the green bean casserole, either.

Here are a handful of reasons why November 2015 and I will get along just fine:
  1. The most exciting thing in my planner is a weekend in Fayetteville. It's been years since I've gotten to go to a Razorbacks game, and this time it's serving as a date night weekend. Two glorious kid-free nights and kid-free mornings. You understand why this inches its way above Thanksgiving, right?

  2. It's almost harvest time! My fall garden has been growing and as long as the dang rabbits don't devour it by then, this month will bring a bounty of fresh backyard food. This is the biggest garden we've ever done this time of year, and it seems we'll soon reap what we've sown.

  3. I sure love a November wardrobe. If you know me at all you'll know I'm no fashionista {I felt silly typing that}, but I can appreciate plaid shirts, tall boots, and thick-knit sweaters. Call me basic all you want, but November clothes are comfy and flattering. You can keep the pumpkin spice latte, though.

  4. Obviously this list is not complete without one of my favorite holidays: Thanksgiving! Fact: I love eating. Fact: I love family. Throw these two together and it's perfect. Take away all gift-giving stress and turn the focus to counting our blessings, and I am sold. I have much to be thankful for this year.

  5. Maybe my husband has called me a grinch in the past when I've insisted he turn off Bing Crosby in September, but it's about time for the holiday bug to bite. Once the turkey's in the fridge, I'll be ready for the tree. This holiday season is approaching too quickly, but I'm buckling in for the ride.

What are you looking forward to this November? Have a great Monday, y'all.


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2 comments:

Debbie Swindell said...

You should connect with Journey will Jill on the gardening. Enjoyed the post.

Jessica Bauer said...

Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by, Debbie! I'll be sure to look her up.