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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Goals

My goals for October were:
  • Take the kids to the corn maze and pumpkin patch.  Done. They had a blast! You can read about it here.
  • Get everything ready for Cecily's birthday. Done. Her birthday was a success and I posted about it here
  • Do something special for Alan's birthday. He doesn't like a big deal made out of his birthday, even though I tried. I made him his dreamsicle birthday cake that I do every year and I also made chocolate orange cupcakes. However, he wouldn't let me tell anyone at work that it was his birthday, nor would he let the kids and I sing to him at home or blow out his candle! Lame. 
  • Continue to can and dry herbs until the frost takes everything. Done! We had our first freeze this past weekend and I think everything is pretty much done. I definitely got LOTS of herbs that will last all winter, not to mention all the goods I canned and froze from our CSA this year. I'll still probably wind up buying some produce when it gets closer to spring, but it will be a lot less than in previous years. 
  • Make lots of pumpkin things! I actually didn't make ANYTHING pumpkin during the month of October! I'm not really sure why, but that will change this month. I have five pumpkins on the porch that need to be carved and seeds roasted, plus I found this awesome pumpkin almond butter dip recipe that I want to make.

Here are my goals for November:
  • Plan Ewan's birthday party and get everything together. His birthday is at the beginning of January and it always seems to sneak up on us. I started planning way early last year and it worked out really well so I decided to do that again this year. I already have the venue set, just need to order invitations, any decorations and figure out the food. I so want to share what his party is going to be because it's so cute, but you'll just have to wait til it happens ;-)
  • Make lots of pumpkin things.
  • Finish Christmas shopping. Call me bah humbug, but I try to avoid the stores in December if I can help it. I worked in retail so much when I was younger that I want nothing to do with that mess during the holidays. 
  • Rake the yard and/or mulch leaves. We have several large trees in both the front and back yards. I love them for their shade in the summer, but there sure are a lot of leaves this time of year!
  • Enjoy Thanksgiving but don't overdo it. Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday because there are so many yummy goodies. However, I intend on not stuffing my face this year with all the tempting desserts and just sticking to turkey, potatoes, green beans and a small piece of pumpkin pie. 


  1. I also avoid shopping in December! Definitely not for me.

  2. I don't like large crowds in general and with how rude and pushy people get this time of year? No thanks!


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