Thursday, November 8, 2018

No.196: Around Here in November

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WEARING //  my cool weather favorites on repeat, now that Virginia finally has a chill in the air: my L.L.Bean pullover, Athleta hoodie and J.Crew quilted vest.

MAKING // new soups or stews for our weekly Soup Night.  The original idea was that it would help with the grocery budget, which hasn't really happened.  Silver lining: there is something so cozy about having Mark and the boys come home from activities to something warm on the stove.   

BRAINSTORMING // presents.  We have six birthdays in the fall, so I generally have to dig deep for good Christmas ideas afterward.  I sat down the other night and got a good start on the kids, but could not come up with quality ideas for extended family members.  I have to get my act together!    

READING // Being Mortal (SO good!), Don Quixote (humorous and easier to read than I expected) and Estrogeneration (both fascinating and terrifying).

STARTING // a 30-day running streak on a whim. Five days later, I'm having second thoughts, hah!  My main concern is injuring myself with the increased load, so I think I'm just going to it play it smart and go by feel.  The end result may not be exactly how I envisioned it, but I hope it helps me get back into a routine in time for winter (when I usually hibernate).  

SELLING // my 75th piece of clothing on Poshmark!  I'm really enjoying this little side biz, even though sales have suddenly dropped to a trickle.

LISTENING // to Up and Vanished, although Season Two is a little less exciting to me than the first one.  I just found a new podcast called Someone Knows Something that I hope to start soon.  Cold cases are fascinating to me.

ADMITTING // defeat as I finally concede that the past few months have totally kicked my butt.  The breaking point was yesterday when I received an email from our photographer, letting me know that the memory card holding all of our family photos was corrupted and she lost everything.  It's not really her fault and they're just photos, but it hurt and I cried.  I'm waving the white flag.  Fall, you win!  Looking forward to slower days ahead.    


  1. So sorry about your family photos! I would have cried too.

    Also, I love your Poshmark page!

    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot coming from someone as fashionable as you! :)

  2. I am so sorry the last few months have been hard on you. It's so hard to admit when we are struggling. I hope that things get easier for you soon, my friend.
    Sending hugs!!!

    1. I've thought of you often - the last few months haven't been easy for you either! I'll pray for you if you pray for me. XOXO

  3. Season 2 of Up&Vanished was a disappointment, wasn't it? I also tried Someone Knows Something which I really liked. And so sorry about those family photos, that would break my heart too!

    1. Yeah, I feel like season two of U&V is kinda dragging, which is a bummer. I just listened to the first episode of SKS season 5 and so far, so good!


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