November, here we go!


There was Thanksgiving, and then the FBC 2014 conference, and then a new job, all while freelancing. And then last weekend, I overheard somebody say there were 8 weekends until Christmas, which can only mean one thing: now there are only 7 weekends left ’til the big day. Seven. Yikes! I suppose we could all get a head start on all our shopping and maybe even plan out all the cookies and desserts ahead of time. That would be really smart. But then again, what’s Christmas without a baking marathon and mad dashes to the mall with the hoards of last minute shoppers?

I think I’m starting to adapt to the fact that I have to physically leave the house to go to work every day. At least a little. My mornings now require a little more than my usual roll out of bed and into the kitchen or onto the computer to get to work. That’s honestly not been easy. I basically spent my first week’s earnings eating out because I didn’t plan ahead for such things as not being at home to open the fridge and just grab something whenever I feel peckish. And then there was the fact that my schedule became a little, shall we say, stricter. I felt very limited and confined at the beginning, especially that I am trying to juggle freelance work, on top of a job and a blog. Added to all that, there’s also having to feed and walk the dog, of course. I feel like dog plus job are the hardest things to juggle.

Fall leaves

Slowly but surely, I’ll get the hang of it. This week, I managed to plan my lunches. OK, fine, my meals have been far from perfect as I basically made two dishes that I’ve been eating for lunch and dinner every single day. But at least, I had food made so I could just “transfer to container and go” every morning. It’s a start.

I’m not ready to think about Christmas quite yet since I have so much going on, so I figured this month’s desktop calendar should feature pumpkin pie because I’m going to focus on American Thanksgiving for the time being.

P.S. This is the best day of the year because we get an extra hour of guilt-free sleep! Don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight.

Image source and recipe: little pumpkin tarts


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3 Responses to November, here we go!

  1. Bonnie November 3, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Hi – I adore your monthly calendars. The links on this one aren’t working. Any idea what happened there?


    • Janice November 3, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      Hi Bonnie! Thanks so much for letting me know! I really appreciate it.
      I think I’ve fixed the links now. Try again 🙂

      • Bonnie November 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

        Wonderful! Thank you.

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