Welcome to November — the month of gratitude, holy souls, and vacations.
Arriving at this point feels as though life is moving way too fast. Here we are, near the end of yet another year. Ready to embark on a shopping spree, if we haven’t already. Planning time with family, ready to say thanks.
This year, I’m extra thankful for the arrival of November. Our extremely long election season will soon be over. Come what may, we have to go on with our lives and embrace a time of tradition and joy.
Here are some of my favorite things about November (in no particular order):
Everyone is eagerly looking forward to the festivities, don’t you think? The twinkly lights in the trees, the dazzling shop windows and bright Christmas illuminations, you can’t help but love November.
Mmm, all that food. From pumpkin pie to hot chocolate topped with cream to mulled wine to creamy mash – are you drooling yet?
Thanks to the clocks going back, even your punishing 6 am start doesn’t feel so punishing.
More time to write/create
More time spent indoors translates to more writing. A welcomed change for the busy writer. So, no excuses; get that project done.
This is a big one. With festivities including parades and monumental meals, the whole land is celebrating.
Here, in Southern California, fall foliage isn’t as spectacular as in other parts of the country. We do have some, but its beauty pales in comparison to anything in New England, for example. But, big BUT, the heat has died down, and we’re enjoying perfect temperatures. Chilly mornings and evenings, and perfection in the afternoon. And hopefully, just hopefully, tis the rain season. Fingers crossed.
How about you? What do you like most about the month of November? Or what do you like least, for that matter?