To be honest, I rarely looked at October's list! How bad is that? It was just such a crazy month. We busted out on the renos, I went to the Allume conference, and hubby ended up in NYC to cover storm damage.
I did manage to get a few things done, though not as much as I had hoped.
These were my goals from October:
Spackle, paint, and carpet attic. Now all we need is trim and the attic is totally off our list. Drywall bedroom and living room. Joseph just finished this up.
- Fix leak on back porch. Still not sure when we'll get to this!
Make applesauce to freeze.Made quite a few containers, thought not as much as I wanted. Make apple crisp .The recipe I tried tasted absolutely awful. Thankfully a co-worker slipped me hers so I can try again. *grin* Go through clothes, purge, and make a list of items we need.Hoping to get the post up sometime in January.
- Catch up on organizing receipts. Didn't even touch them. Bad.
You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren.You can find my review here. 5 out of 5 stars!
- Where Has Oprah Taken Us? by Stephen Mansfield. Next month.
- The Moral Mandate to Vote by Ken Wilson MD. I chose another political book instead.
- Recreate my Social Media Worksheet (more me-friendly). I am keeping this on my list because I really really need to do it! (Just not that bad, I guess.)
- Write a guest post and pitch it to another blogger. I printed out a couple submission policies. Does that count?
- Transfer at least 5 posts from my previous blogs over to this one and my book blog. Nope.
Prep for October vendor fair.It went OK. The prep work was fine, but not too many people showed up.
- Listen to audio recordings from the company to boost business. I tried, they weren't working.
- Work on my cross-stitch
Visit a corn maze.It was so fun! We took the kids we mentor, (I talked about them here), and they loved it.
- Plan some special treats for Halloween night to enjoy with hubby. I wish, but like I said, hubby was in NYC that week. Not that I knew what we were going to do anyway. Lol.
October was super busy, but November will be too. Partly because my mom and I are co-hosting our very first Thanksgiving this year! Yes, you read that right – it's my mom's first time too. Every year the grandparents usually have the honor of hosting, but circumstances prevented them from doing that this year.
Although I'm very excited, it's going to take a lot of prep. I want to make sure it turns out perfectly.
You'll probably see a few Thanksgiving goals slipped into November:
- Spackle and paint bedroom and living room.
- Add trim to attic, BR, and LR.
- Make a good apple crisp.
- Clean out fridge/freezer.
- Catch up on organizing receipts.
- Work on ideas for a Thanksgiving table scape.
- Where Has Oprah Taken Us? by Stephen Mansfield.
- Some sort of fiction book.
- Rewrite my About page.
- Go through all Allume materials from sponsors and follow up.
- Transfer at least 5 posts from my previous blogs over to this one and my book blog.
- Watch training videos.
- Buy more supplies.
- Work on my cross-stitch.
- Plan a January getaway.
I love crossing most anything off my list, but I'm especially going to enjoy planning that getaway. You would think a couple without kids would have a lot of time to spend together – Ha! It's totally a myth.
I know it's two months away, but I'm kind of an obsessive planner, and I'd love your help.
Here's the facts you'll need:
We live in Upstate NY and would love an area that includes unique shopping. We don't want to drive more than 7 hours away, and we prefer to go South, East, or West – NOT North! *grin*
We are also looking for a quaint B&B with excellent service, for, of course, a decent price. I could look for all this myself, but if you've been somewhere you recommend, I'd love to support those businesses!
What do you want to accomplish this month, and where should we “getaway”?
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