30 November 2020

Dusted and Done

OK, maybe not dusted because I haven't gotten that done yet, but today is the last day of November, and I managed to post every day for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), which pleases me.  I enjoy giving myself small challenges, and it makes me happy when it works, since I am the first to admit that a lot of times I lose steam on my challenges/ambitions after a week or so.

I don't know if it's because of being home most of the time, or if I was just more in the mood for it all this year, but unlike other years when I would have a hard time coming up with topics, or even forget altogether, this year it was less daunting.  I will also admit that two things helped: 1) I would try to think the day before about possible topics, and b) I realized that every day didn't need to be a long, involved post about something specific.  That helped a lot.

Of course, you were the ones stuck reading, so who knows how you must have felt about it ... 😏  In any case, thanks for showing up and even leaving comments, I had fun doing this.

Our long holiday weekend was quiet and really enjoyable.  Hamlet responded well to the medicine and the rest the vet recommended, so we're hoping he is on the road back to being his usual self.  I got my hair cut on Saturday morning, which is always a way to feel better for me.  We had a couple of Zoom get-togethers with family and had a good time laughing together.  I started a new cross-stitch project, which is a fun one and will probably go quickly (I probably could have gotten a lot more finished than I did, but put it away at one point to actually try and do something other than just stitch all day.  Plus, now I have working on it some more to enjoy).  We did a lot of just enjoying the time, and that is always my favorite way to spend any weekend.

Today it is supposed to pour rain all day long (it's already started, but fortunately Hamlet and I got our morning walk in before any drops), so I made sure to keep the things that are definitely inside activities to at least start today.  I want to pay the bills (ugh), wrap a few gifts to have them ready to mail, and clean up some small messes I've made (putting things away that I piled up on a chair, etc.).  I'm also going to pull out the Christmas cards so that I can get going on them this week.  I am determined that this year of all years, I'll send some cards.*  I think even people who may not normally care if they receive them will enjoy it this year, since at least in theory they haven't had as many chances to communicate with others as much.

I'm not sure if you'll hear from me quite as much in December, but as you know if you have read this blog for a while, it is one of my most favorite times, so there's a better than good chance I'll be here more often than not.  

I hope the last day of November is a good one for you, and that we all have something to enjoy this week, when December shows up whether we are ready or not!

*if your lifetime dream is to receive a card from me, feel free to send me your address at: thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet.  I love to send and receive cards!


Dee said...

'Tis the season! Well, almost.

Could you send me your address. I should be getting my cards out soon too!

Ellen D. said...

Congrats on posting everyday in November! I enjoy your posts and will look forward to more! I feel panicked about getting on with my Christmas chores - I get the impression that I am behind already as everyone is decorating and shopping and I have barely started. It will be more laid back this year so I am sure I will be fine. Just have to get going...

Araignee said...

I'm having a really hard time coming up with bloggable material right now. These past few months have been a real slog. I feel like I keep saying the same things over and over and I probably am because life is pretty dreary and predictable at the moment. I'm thinking December, usually a very bloggable month, will be pretty much the same. We've got nothing to do and nowhere to go. It's also hard to read other folks blogs right now because so many are living like the virus doesn't affect them. It must be nice. Almost everyone I know has lost someone or has suffered greatly. I am still very much afraid of it.

Nance said...

Congratulations on posting every single day of November! I know I enjoyed coming here and reading you each day.

The news about Hamlet's continued recovery is welcome and encouraging. With larger, reasonably active dogs, and depending upon the breed, all kinds of things can crop up, as you well know. I'm sure a word to Pip, The Boss Of All Things, can keep him convalescing, rather than up and bounding around.

We're getting rain all day until it turns to snow, at which time we can expect terrible accumulations of anywhere from four inches to a foot. I am not, as you can imagine, at all happy about this. Rain is yucky, but does not need to be shovelled and does not present nearly the amount and variety of driving hazards.

Martha said...

Yay, we both made it through NaBloPoMo! I had completely forgotten about it, it's been years since I participated. When I saw your first post about it I had to jump in. Thanks for reminding me. You did a fantastic job :)

kathy b said...

Aw, you are sweet to do a card exchange. My husband loves to send family cards.... I don't......
Last year we didnt. Due to Covid I dont; know how we'd do it.