November is coming to a close, which means it’s going to be December soon, which means CHRISTMAS and also BIRTHDAY. I’m looking forward to next month. But let’s not get too hasty (unlike this year, apparently) – let’s focus on November. It’s been an okay month for me…I think. It’s been a bit of a blur, to be honest. Teaching has started up again at uni so that’s taken most of my focus and worry, as has my thesis, which I’ve been slowly working on as well. It’s been a bit of a “meh” month – nothing fantastic, nothing horrible – and that’s okay. Let’s finish it off with a Taking Stock post, hey?
Reading: Game of Thrones. I took a break, experienced the reading slump I mentioned in last month’s Taking Stock, started reading it again, and am out of my slump! Slump free 😀 I think my anally-retentive brain needs me to finish the series before it lets me move on to something else. Sigh.
Admiring: my newly-recovered indoor plant. She’s a ctenanthe burle-marxii. I prefer to call her Cynthia, for ease but also adorableness. She was one of three, along with Mary the maiden hair fern, who may have got left in the outdoor sun to completely dry out…but she’s made a full come back, like Mary! The third one is still in ICU, on the kitchen window sill. Hopefully they’ll feature in a post sometime soon. I’m really enjoying having plants inside. I didn’t think I would – for some reason, never really got the appeal – but I really do love it! Seeing them develop new growth makes me so happy. I’m a proud mumma.
Drinking: teeeaaaaa. I’ve definitely developed a dependency. I’m noticing I get a headache when I don’t have my morning cup. This is why I don’t drink coffee – it’s a preventative measure, people. (Plus it also tastes disgusting.) This tea is an orange and cinnamon concoction, so it’s not technically tea but I’m hoping I can trick my brain into thinking it is as I wean myself off the delicious Lady Grey.
Wondering: where I’ll fit these books…I grabbed them from my local Savers for $2.99 each because I have a problem (and they all looked like excellent reads). I keep thinking I might need to have a self-imposed ban from op shops for a while but they’re just so tempting! You never know what you’re going to find (except for books. I always seem to find a book.) Have you read any of these? Do you recommend them?
This is the last photo-based Taking Stock post for this year! Next month’s installment will be the full list to finish the year off. Noice. How has your November been? What has been your favourite thing about the month?
These Taking Stock posts are based on an idea by the wonderful Pip Lincolne over at the Meet Me At Mike’s blog. Head here to check out her Taking Stock posts and to find a blank copy of the full list.0