Hello November. You came in with gusto with your wind and rain, reminding me that grey days are ahead, and the colors of October will soon be behind us :(. Even though you don’t have the perfect fall feeling of October or the Christmas spirit of December, there is still good in you yet!
I love the warm feeling of gratitude that surrounds this month as we all start focusing on Thanksgiving. It seems like everybody loves a little deeper this month, at least to me.
Of course, November has its own collection of national days to celebrate. Here are just a few! Pin it and use it for blog prompts, social media ideas, or just to give you an idea on what to make for dinner:)
November National Days
1st – Literacy, Cook For Your Pets, Vinegar Day
2nd – Deviled Eggs Day
3rd – Sandwich, Housewife Day
4th – Candy Day
5th – Love Your Red Hair Day, Doughnut, and Men Must Cook Dinner Day
6th – Saxophones, Nacho Day
7th – Canine Lymphoma Awareness, Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
8th – Cappuccino Day
10th – Vanilla Cupcake Day
11th – Veteran’s Day, Sundae Day
12th – Chicken Soup for the Soul, Pizza with the Works
14th – Pickle Day, Spicy guacamole
15th – Clean out Your refrigerator Day, America Recycles Day, Philanthropy Day, National Bundt (pan) Day
16th – Fast Food, Button Day
17th – Take a Hike Day, Baklava
18th – Mickey Mouse Birthday
19th – Play Monopoly Day, Great American Smokeout, Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
20th – Peanut Butter Fudge, Absurdity Day
21st – Adoption, Stuffing Day
22nd – Cranberry Relish Day
23rd – Eat a Cranberry, Cashew, Espresso Day
25th – Shopping Reminder Day, Blase, Parfait Day
26th – Thanksgiving, National Cake Day
27th – Native American Heritage Day, Flossing Day, Black Friday, Listening, Buy Nothing Day
28th – Small Business, French Toast Day
29th – Electronic Greetings Day
30th – Cyber Monday, Meth Awareness, Computer Security and Mousse Day
Put together and do an IG Challenge – Nailed it! I had a lot of fun with this, and hope to do it again in the future:)
Throw Bella a 10-year-old Birthday Party – Nailed it! If you missed it you can read all about it here.
Finish Book Club Book and Living Well Spending Less Book – Half nailed it, I finished A Sudden Light for book club, but haven’t finished Living Well Spending Less yet.
Start meal planning for week or even month. I did this only one week out of the month successfully so I’m going to give this a FAIL. I want to start using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of go to meals.
Start planning out workouts – Failed. One week out of 4 does not count as a win.
Finish redoing and organizing closet – Nailed it. I am turning our “guest room” into a closet which I’m super excited about. The room is not finished but inside my closet pretty much is.
Go to the consignment shops with select items from closet – Failed it. BUT they are all in my car and ready to go so it so this is happening soon.
Start the meal planning spreadsheet
Finish Quit Your Job to Blog course.
Plan out posts for December.
Start PiYo, and get 3 workouts at LEAST in a week.
Participate in NaNoWriMo (this is my first time, and I’m a little intimidated but excited!)
Finish Book club book and Spending Less Book.
Do a daily gratitude checklist.
It may not seem like a lot, but it feels like a lot! Especially given how fast the month flies by!
What are you looking forward to in November, and what goals have you set for yourself?