November is always a busy month. It is also a beautiful month. I love the bold fall colors that come during this month of the year almost as much as I love spring flowers. I also like the temperatures. It is a nice brisk coolness, neither too warm nor too cold.
I attempt to start shopping for Christmas and always plan to be finished before it ends, but never quite succeed with it. I usually end up looking for sales or trying to find the perfect gift for one person and never get beyond it. Then in the month of December, I just purchase stuff that I hope they will like and the same goes for everyone else.
A best friend of mine also has a birthday in November, so we had a big celebration for her. We enjoy having big birthday celebrations with a lot of friends. Most of the time, it is at a local pub to cut down on the cost of the party. Everyone can purchase what they want and it doesn’t cost us a dime.
Thanksgiving is also a true celebration. Typically, it requires a week of preparation to eat dinner for a day. However, the day of dinner ends with a ton of leftovers and you eat on that for the following week. It is great though. Spending time with the family is always a good thing. My family has a large holiday get together where there are the most important meal items, (IE Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, etc.) and then everyone else can, and does, bring the foods that they want to eat. Needless to say, we end up with a lot of pies and at times some foods that you would not expect to adorn a Thanksgiving Day table. It seems that everyone brings the item they feel they cook the best. It may be dumplings or meatloaf, coleslaw or cookies.
This has also been a great month for books. I’ve read several that I enjoyed totally. However, I did not read as many this month as I normally would thanks to all the other things going on.
Now that it is December, we are all looking forward to the Christmas holiday. Hopefully, your November was great as well and your December has started out on a positive note so far.