S-a-D for November – “Blogging Ban” Lifted!
Well, I finally finished my major
spring… summer…fall project! That means two things:
First, I have lifted my self-imposed “ban” on regular-ish blogging activities, and second, I will owe you a post about said project (but you can see a few sneak peeks in this Sentence-A-Day for November post.
11.1 We had ZERO (ZIP, ZILCH, NADA) trick or treaters yesterday…you know what that means? I am eating candy ALL WEEK LONG!
11.2 We’re still packing up all the outside gear and moving what we can fit Inside. This family can definitely use a shed….meanwhile we are playing a life-size game of Tetris.
11.3 During a “let’s-get-out-of-the-house” trip to Lowe’s, Mr. D&D found a stuffed Charlie Brown. First official decoration of the season (and he carried him around the store like a proud papa…hilarious!).
11.4 Instead of taking the NYS Thruway to our day-trip destination, we took the backroads…and drove through a beautiful town with a lovely lake, country inns and charming shops. It’s two hours from the place we’ve lived our entire lives and we NEVER KNEW IT WAS THERE!!! We’ll be back, Skaneateles!
11.5 Daylight Savings Time: I think I am always more tired gaining the hour than losing one.
11.6 Mr. took the day off, we finished our game of Garage and Basement Tetris, took down the Halloween decorations and I helped Mr. on his first installment of cords and Christmas lights outside.
11.7 Election Day: I stopped off to vote on my way home and as they checked me in, I saw that my 18-year old had voted on his way to school that morning….he was very excited about his first time fulfilling his civic responsibility.
11.8 I spent the day sewing velcro to the headers of my roman shades. It may make them easier to hang, but I liked the cleaner, sleeker look of the other version when there was no stitching at the top.
11.9 Christmas shopping day with mom…and a night session on my Roman Shades….I can see the finish line ahead… Must….keep….going…must….
11.10 Spent the entire day in the basement working on my shades…adding a new “time-saving” tape to the back… (It did save time!)
11.11 Watched my son’s college swim team beat a particular rival school for the first time in their program’s history. Big day for my flyer!
11.12 We’ve been plagued with plumbing issues this fall… In advance of tomorrow’s plumber visit, I dug out the access to our septic system (oh, what fun)!
Cue Shiela E’s, The Glamorous Life 🙂
11.13 I twisted up the grapevines that Mr. cut down for me yesterday, and left them out for the rain to soften (for a project later in the month).
11.14 More precise pinning and sewing more tape on the shades….seven rows per shade x six shades = 💆
11.15 YaHOOOO! Finished all sewing on the ratzafratzin’ shades! (My vocabulary is cartoon enhanced, FYI.) Don’t you think this day’s entry should be in all caps?
11.16 Decided to see if my bulbous still-healing knee could comfortably wear skinny jeans yet. The answer is a hefty, “NO”!
11.17 The awning company came and took down the “big black box” we enjoyed all summer. See you in April, new friend!
11.18 Ever been to the Red Line Diner in Poughkeepsie, NY? We plan trip routes around it… we ate there twice during a quick trip to the Bronx. This was my breakfast…YUM!
11.19 Celebrated Mr. D&D’s B-day. All the kiddos got up and went to early Mass with us (birthday miracles), and we came home and cooked up a big family breakfast. Fun day!
11.20 Installed the shades in my lower windows….can I get an Alleluia?!!!!
11.21 Precariously balanced between the ladder and my window sill to hang the upper window treatments…and I am now GREATLY appreciating the aforementioned velcro header.
11.22 Did the final shop for our TG dinner…I guess my appearance at a grocery store triggered a fraud alert at our bank…so they put a hold on our account. So at the next stop –the wine store–my purchased was declined. The sensitive cashier then bellowed to her manager (six registers away): “Can we hold her order at the register? Her card declined.”
Thank you, cashier.
Gosh, I wish I could’ve cracked one of those wine bottles right then and there.
11.23 Thankful for family, friends, freedom and faith, the best Turkey we’ve ever made
….and that my freaking window project is finished!!!!
11.24 Celebrated my birthday with an epical/unusually good hair day…
…then messed it up while installing my GREATLY anticipated (by me) Magical Lighted Hallway for Christmas decorating project!
11.25 ZZZzzzZZZzzz, binge watching all the Harry Potter movies, and visiting relatives.
11.26 Time to break out the Christmas boxes…and continue our Potterfest.
11.27 Simultaneous celebration of cyber Monday and more Potter.
11.28 More plumbing problems…never a good thing when the water level exceeds the, ahem, bowl.
11.29 My new good friend Marc the plumber came back for a visit. I may have to add him to our Christmas list.
11.30 Marathon tree decorating…on which tree will the mushroom birds go this year?
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