The Best of November

It is Tuesday and that means Carole has sent out a challenge for our Ten on Tuesday post!

Today it is a fantastic one: 10 Best Things You Did in November, so without further ado here is my list!

  1. I blogged every day, completing a successful NaBloPoMo!
  2. I used my camera every day and I have a new favorite lens as a result!
  3. I “figured out” how to do my shorter hair and it only took a couple of weeks!
  4. I did some of the best spinning and, more importantly, the best plying I have ever done! 
  5. I grew my weaving skills and gave myself permission to make many mistakes without stressing over them!
  6. I finished some knitting projects, even if they were small ones!
  7. I made nine quarts of turkey stock and four turkey pot pies with Thanksgiving leftovers!
  8. I got all my Christmas decorating done, freeing up December for finishing the few “me-made” Christmas gifts on my list!
  9. Finding .98¢ poinsettia’s and a $6 orchid on my only venture out on “Black Friday” (and there was practically no one at Home Depot!)
  10. Finding a true connection with yoga, I feel like my day is just not right if I do not do yoga.

I think these are some very good “bests” for my November!

Happy 10 on Tuesday, Gentle Reader!

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Right Now

Despite having avoided the masses yesterday for Black Friday, we headed out to the Target Boutique bright and early this morning.


Because, not every strand of Christmas lights ever works correctly from year to year. The Grinch must come and tinker with things after you’ve put them away. This phenomenon occurs every year, without fail!

Once we were finished since there were astonishingly few people out, successive stops were made at numerous places, not limited to, but including IKEA, Spool, and Fat Heads.

Back at home, light adornment of the tree continues.

Twenty quarts of turkey stock is being made while light adornment happens.

Leftovers from Fat Heads just might be happening for dinner. With a beer, or two, or possibly three because Michigan lost to Ohio State, so I have some sorrows to drown!

I hope your weekend is everything you hope for and more!

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