Saturday, November 3, 2012

Good things in November

November has some fun aspects for me, and I hope, for you too, especially everyone in the wake of storm Sandy.


My husband and I went on an impromptu vacation in early November to Point Reyes National Seashore, and more about that in my next post.
Nove. 9 lunch to celebrate birthday of a friend. Three of us will treat her.
Nove. 19 lunch with 5 friends, three of us are retired and three of us are working.
Nove. 26 lunch with my Christian writers' group.
Thanksgiving with hubby and our sons.
Church every Sunday which is very joyful, especially the music.
Voting on Nove. 6 in the USA. I love the privilege of voting and very much hope my favored candidate wins.
Hey, all of these except church and voting involve food.
I exercise twice a week on a bike and in a pool and am increasing my workout levels, plus I walk for 30 minutes 4 days a week.
My husband took these photos in Connecticut.
What do you like about your November?

44 comments:

Teresa said...

That slowly we're aproaching that magical time of Christmas. It's probably what I enjoy most in November. I see it as a transition month... we don't have big celebrations in November so it's pretty much welcoming the Winter in full and preparing for Christmas.

Happy and Sweet November to you.

Yours,
Teresa

Catherine said...

It sounds like November is going to be a good month! Love that tree ~ so pretty!
Happy November!
xo Catherine

Maple Lane said...

These photos are beautiful! I love the cooler temps and opportunity to visit/dine with family for Thanksgiving.
Sounds like you have a busy month ahead.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

November and December are busy months! Sound like some FUN times for you. Between the 2 booths, duty days,Grandgirl 2 afternoon, BSF on Thursday mornings and now I have a one day a week job...the days are flying by! And I try to workout 3 mornings! Can't gain any more weight!
Looking forward to the celebrations that the months bring!
Warmly,
deb

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors on that tree. I love the quiet of November. Thanksgiving is my favorite time before the rush of Christmas.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are going to have a great month. I love Thanksgiving!! It is my favorite holiday... my favorite sentiment. We are so blessed. I love the trees changing colors... crisp, cool mornings... the heavy, wet evening air... ahhh... there is alot to love about Novemeber. blessings ~ tanna

Chatty Crone said...

I hope your candidate is mine! And it is my husband's birthday! Happy November. sandie

Sweet Tea said...

You are definitely "booked up" for good times during November! Enjoy! Beautiful photos!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

November is my least favorite month because of the cold,damp weather and all the politics. I hate the constant political talk, the constant phone calls, emails, and mostly the negative advertising of the electoral process.

After what has gone on this past year and all the money spent, going back to a monarchy does not sound bad at all. Now I am only kidding somewhat, but I am sure tired of this whole election. However, I do hope the candidate that represents me the most, wins.

Denise said...

Sounds like an awesome November.

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love the Fall colors. Sweaters and hot coco. I love your pics and your work out is amazing!! Thanks for your visit. Xo
Isabelle
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love your pics. Let's see. I love boots. Jackets and hot coco. Thanks for your visit! I am so impressed with your work out!
Isabelle

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Pretty Pics. Hope my candidate wins, too. This is a nail-biter of an election, for sure! Linda

FlowerLady said...

Beautiful photos.

Living in s.e. FL we do not have much to show that fall has arrived. But, I love November because our weather has cooled and we have less humidity, and it is Thanksgiving time. I look forward to fixing the turkey and all the fixings that go with it.

Enjoy your 'full' November.

FlowerLady

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Terra:
We too find that most of our favourite activities either centre around food or have food as a significant part of the proceedings. Indeed, food and the wonderful company of friends are just the best things in life in our book.

In the wake of the terrible distress which people are continuing to experience from Hurricane Sandy, it is good to take time to give thanks for the world and to appreciate the many blessings in our lives. Happy November!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

November has always been my least favorite month. Fall colors are gone, the sun rarely shines, the wind is like a slap in the face, and my seasonal depression really kicks in. But this year I find that in November I take joy in any lingering bit of color and any few minutes of sun. By December we generally have lots of sun reflecting off lots of snow, and everything is tinged with Christmas.

Happyone said...

I find my church to be a joyful place each week too. And I too love the music. I so wish I could sing better. : )

Carletta said...

Lovely fall color!
Today is my grandson's 2nd birthday, next week my hubby and my stepdad will celebrate birthdays. Both kids and their kids will be here for Thanksgiving. It's turning out to be a wonderful November!

Thanks for your visit!

Joyful said...

Looks like your November is filling up fast. Mine is like that too. In November, I love the anticipation of the Christmas season and savour any Fall colours remaining as well as any sunny days we get here. Congratulations on your newest book!

Marie said...

Your November list sounds delightful! And I loved your photos. How nice that you came by and commented on my Current Events blog. I hope you will also visit my main blog, A Colorful World. I really appreciated your comment. All my best!

20 North Ora said...

I love that in November my family is all together. We always do Thanksgiving together and then do Christmas with in-laws, children, etc. So, it's always something to look forward to with love.

Judy

LadyCat said...

Beautiful fall photos! Looking forward to Thanksgiving and having everyone at our house. Will vote tomorrow and thinking positive thoughts, too.

Wanda said...

I wouldn't mind joining you for November. Sounds like my kind of things.

Nov. 3 ~ Celebrated hubby's 75th Birthday.
Church every Sunday for us too, and love the music.

Thankgiving at our house. I'll do Turkey, dressing and gravy the kids will bring all the rest of the dinner and dessert.

Thanksgiving Service at Church

Work out at YMCA 4 days a week.

Yep...that's about it for Nov.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You have a great list.
I'm loving that we're done with candidate training for karate, we have a few free days on the schedule and we have plans to visit friends and family this month.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I love the leaves turning colors and being able to wear sweaters.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful tree! We are back in Florida and I love the nice temps and bright sunny days of Fall here! Hugs!

Abigail Jasmine said...

Hi Terra!
I love this post! November is a beautiful month..there's so much to be thankful for! Also love your photos here!

Wanda said...

Terra ~ These shots are just stunning!!!

Amrita said...

Love that stately house.
I am gla d you like d my recent post Terra. I have a video o f the Rabbi blowing the shofar. I will shar e it later. God bless

Rebecca said...

Girl...that TREE is amazing. I so wish we had something so lovely in our yard. More than beautiful pics. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

It's warm here in Oklahoma but I know from experience that won't last long. Winter is a-comin'.

Love, R

Susan said...

November 9----Hi Terra...Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog today. Enjoyed your post. What do I like about November? Wellllll, definitely Thanksgiving. And I'm glad the election is over and the work on behalf of our country can begin once again.

Oh yes, feeling that I have more days to plan for Christmas. Come December, things get a little crazy. Susan

June said...

Oh what beautiful photos your husband took Terra. How great it was that you were able to get away for a bit : ) and to such a gorgeous place.

One of my favorite things about Nov. is the smell in the air here. I love the colors too and the mild days and cold, crisp nights. This November has been much milder than Novembers past, but I am loving every day of it.
hugs...

Friko said...

Normally November is not a month I like, but this month has already been greatly enjoyable. I hope yours continues to please you.

Tricia Hays said...

Very pretty fall colors, love that big ol tree! =)

My Grama's Soul said...

You pretty much hit the nail on the head"food, food, food"...LOL LOL LOL. BTW....that pic of the tree is wonderful.

xo

Jo
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Linda Myers said...

The snap in the air. Wearing my fleece vest for the first time in a while. Putting the garden to bed. Looking ahead to the holidays as a simpler time than formerly, and just fine, finally!

Pamela said...

Beautiful pictures. Yesterday it was 71 degrees so it didn't feel like November. I love the leaves, the crisp air and am happy my parents are come to be with us the week of Thanksgiving.

Parsley said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit!

Jayne said...

Beautiful colours in those pictures! What I've liked about November so far? A fantastic wedding. Broadway songs at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Snuggly jumpers. Various experiements with making soup. ;-)

GardenofDaisies said...

The leaves on that tree are absolutely gorgeous! I too am thankful for the opportunity that we have in this country to vote.

Marie said...

Thanks so much for paying me a visit! I thought I would visit you in return! What a beautiful tree that is in your garden. I do miss all the colours of a North American autumn . . . here in the UK, the leaves do change, but not with as much brightness to them! xxoo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are one busy lady, usually I like the start of the holidays, but this year my son is getting married Thanksgiving weekend so I am a crazy lady!!!

Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
That is great that you are excercising on your bike now. I used to ride my bike all the time. I must get back to the excercise routine. Yes, November is a nice month. These pictures are so pretty and represent Fall in all its beauty.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

catmint said...

Hi Terra, gorgeous, gorgeous colour of the fall foliage. Here we're having spring, so I'm half dreading, half looking forward to some hot summer weather. cheers, catmint