Well, here we are — down to the final two. While I’m right there with everyone else in marveling at where 2014 has disappeared to, I can’t deny it — I’m so excited it’s November. I absolutely love this month. When I think of November, I think of retreating inward — but not in a bad way. Cozy nights at home in sweaters, snuggled under a blanket, eating lots of good food, preparing for the holiday season ahead…for me, November is all traditions, warmth, and familiarity. I’m ready for it.
This month, we have a couple day trips to Connecticut planned. A few dinners and get togethers have been scheduled up there, and just happened to all fall this month (though secretly, I kind of love it, as during my first and only visit to CT I found it to be really picturesque and a very welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC). Like last month, I’ll be continuing on with weekly French lessons (yep, I started up again after a little break this summer!). Late this month, we’ll of course be celebrating Thanksgiving with our usual traditions (we’ve already ordered our annual holiday wine from Napa), and I’ve scheduled delivery of our Christmas tree for the 28th (trust me, in NY, having your tree delivered prevents a huge headache). November is also our anniversary month! Yesterday Joe and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary; today is our 12th dating anniversary. Forget 2014…where did those 12 years ago?
Random aside: if I had a little more time this month, I’d consider participating in this crazy endeavor. I heard about National Novel Writing Months years ago in SF, but kind of forget about it until I saw it mentioned on a website recently. Would you ever try to complete a novel in a month? It’s kind of amazing seeing all the ones that have been published!
Ok, aside over. What do you have going on this month? Are you as excited for the upcoming holidays as I am?
ABOUT THE MONTH AHEAD:
Every month I take a picture in Central Park at approximately the same location. Follow along to see how the seasons change, and life along with it!