Taking Stock: November ’16

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Gah! Nearly the end of November so JUST squeezing this in in time! I had hoped that I might have popped out a couple of posts this month but, alas, ’twas not to be! Life is full of surprises that divert us from our plans. I did think this week would be a quiet one with my girl away with friends for the week celebrating the end of school, and my boy at work. But yesterday afternoon the texts started coming in that she wasn’t feeling well – some sort of tummy bug – so we’ve been on a rescue and retrieve mission today! And the boy came down with a fever last night so can’t go in to work. Meanwhile, the man is working from home because he’s put his back out! So there is much fun and games at our place! Aside from all of that shemozzle, here’s where life’s at in these last few hours of November.

Making: this little guy in orange wool for Softies for Mirabel

Eating: eggs and spinach with buttery toast

Drinking: water with slices of lemon. Making the plain exotic!

Cooking: bland stuff for the ill one – fish, potatoes, stewed apples. Delicious!

Buying: Hydralyte!

Watching: Shetland. My man is working himself into a lather over the bleak weather on display. My girl feels letdown at the lack of ponies and dogs shown!

Reading: Frankie and Flow. Just finished This House of Grief but events of the last couple of days have prevented me getting on to something new, book-wise. I feel I need something light and breezy. Any suggestions?

Hearing: my girl tapping away on her keyboard, my man on a work call

Looking: at the pictures on my wall that have decided to hang at a jaunty angle

Wishing: for a tinsy bit of solitude

Needing: to get to my facial appointment tomorrow for above mentioned bit of solitude!

Wondering: when I’ll get my Christmas shopping done. That was what I was meant to be doing today…

Pondering: what to buy for the fam for Christmas. They are very unhelpful in providing any suggestions!

Bookmarking: recipes for Christmas Day. I like the look of this and this. My mum and I share the load. She does the meat and I do the salads.

Wanting: to finish watching Gilmore Girls so I can finally read all the critiques. I’ve got through ‘Winter’ but that’s all so far 🙁

Hoping: everyone returns to health tout suite. Let’s end this year on a high!

How’s your November been? Smooth sailing or hiccups?

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8 thoughts on “Taking Stock: November ’16

  1. Oh back pain is awful hope he gets better soon! We seem to have the same taste in telly, Shetland is good!

    Iv never read Frankie is it good? Not sure if I can get it here. I have seen flow but I had to chose that or Mollie Makes !

    Reading Philipa Gregory at the minute, she writes fictional stories based around the past kings /queens of English , very good! Can’t say I’m a fan of the Gilmore Girls!

    Enjoy your Christmas Carolyn !

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    1. Yes, there are too many magazines out there! Frankie and Flow were both gift subscriptions for me. You can have a look-see at frankie.com.au. My hubby likes anything with bleak scenery – think it’s a relic of his Mancunian roots even though he left when he was three! And I picked up Philipa Gregory at the library today after reading your comment. Not one of the royal ones, a thriller, The Little House. So far so good! And a lovely Christmas to you too x

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  2. I must look up Shetland, sounds like my kind of thing! I feel your pain with the Christmas present buying for family, I always get stuck on my brother and Dad. As for new books, I zoomed through ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donaghue and I am enjoying the new Maria Semple book ‘Today will be Different’. Happy December!

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    1. I read Room and that was pretty engrossing so I’ll keep my eye out for The Wonder. I always find men tricky to buy for. Can’t buy the little trinkets you can get for girls! We have Shetland on Netflix here so assume you can get it over there too. It’s a BBC production. If you like Scandi drama, you’ll like it!

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