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It’s mid-November and it’s time to check in with a random post on what’s going on currently . . .
Knitting: Socks for a friend’s birthday. They are late in more ways than one (Halloween stripes for a birthday party that was last week) but they should be done soon.
Reading with my eyes: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. I’m not a fantasy reader but I keep hearing about this book so I’m giving it a shot. I’m not far enough into it yet to know whether I’ll stick with it, though.
Reading with my ears: Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy by Beth Kempton. I’m already thinking about Christmas differently and identifying what does (and does not) matter to me most.
Watching: The Morning Show. Now that Season 3 has finished airing and we can binge it we have started. So good.
Eating: Scalloped potatoes and ham. I made them my mom’s way and we had them for dinner Monday night and I had leftovers for lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. I never get sick of them.
Loving: Our new bedroom winter tree. Our tradition is to put it up on the night that DST ends and the warm glow is perfect for that first early sunset. I had to get a new one this year because the lights stopped working on our old one and I was super proactive and ordered it back in September. I paid $106 for it then and it’s now $207. Yay me for thinking ahead!
Planning: A very small Thanksgiving. As in, it could potentially be just Dale and I. Maybe Hannah, too, but I’m not sure. There will certainly be mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie (since those are the cook’s favorite parts of the meal) but that might be it in terms of traditional Thanksgiving fare.
Playing: Disney Dreamlight Valley. I’ve completed all of the current quests, unlocked all of the current characters and completed all of the friendship quests. I’m impatiently waiting for the next update on December 5th.
Enjoying: Book Club at my library. This is a something that my Assistant Director, Amy, always did but I have taken it over since her retirement and it’s fun. I love talking about books and it’s a chatty group and I think it’s going well. What a relief!
Captivating: With watching Jackie learn to read and write. He spelled out BIRD and MITTEN and TURKEY last night and I was all verklempt over it.
And that’s the highlights from my world right now.