Somehow it is already December 1st. I’m not sure where this year went, but it sure did pass quickly. Something about December, though, just makes me really happy. I love the holiday season, and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I am a HUGE gift giver. I love giving gifts, and I always try to donate books young children, or do the “buy a gift for a child” at the mall because I really like idea of making a young child’s day just a little bit brighter. So, while I’m really excited for December, I thought I would recap my November. November is a great month, and this year it was even a little greater. Despite spending a majority of the month majorly stressed out, I still had a really good month with the people I love.
First, Starbucks got their red cups back! That was definitely the first sign of the holiday season for me, and since they were doing a buy one get one free special, my best friend Steven and I went and got lattes. Second, I invested in some “holiday break” reading. December is when I get my life back, and I’m not always reading for classes, so I plan to read all the gossipy, fashiony magazines I can, along with Lean In, Cannery Row, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Just One Year. Third, I spent a Saturday at the DeYoung Museum of Art in San Francisco. That was a really beautiful day. I might overuse the word beautiful, but I like to think I’m someone who tries to see a little beauty in everything. Fourth, while in San Francisco, I visited Beanery Coffee House. I went there last year when I went to Golden Gate Park, and I fell in love. they have SUCH good chai its a little ridiculous.
Fifth, I crossed Golden Gate Bridge for the first time! My best friends thought it was just a necessary part of life, so when we were heading back from the city, we decided to take the long way around, and hit the bridge. It was pretty cool, and I can now cross it off my bucket list! Sixth, I went home for Thanksgiving! I took this photo because I love how my mom decorates, and I love these little velvet pumpkins. Seventh, I went to my families cabin and finally got to wear my Sorel boots I got last year for Christmas. I also was a little disappointed there was no snow at the cabin, and I also find it really weird that there is no rain today and it is December 1st. Eighth, my family and I worked on a puzzle.
Here is the finished product. Yes, my mom did buy a puzzle with a bunch of cats on it, and yes I felt incredibly accomplished when, at the end of break, I had finished this puzzle and absolutely no homework!
Holly and I invested in this mini Christmas tree for our room. You can never be too jolly, its just not possible. Spread that Christmas cheer!
While at the cabin, I watched too many movies, way too much Duck Dynasty (how I had never seen that show I will never understand), oh and of course I drank too much coffee and cider.
Some photos from a walk at the cabin! The weather was way too nice, and I was so sad I didn’t get to go sledding, but my family is enough for me to always be happy.
Here is my lovely dog, Star, who I got to see while I was home. She is a retired supermodel, and basically just likes me to pet her, give her lots of attention, and she sleeps more than most humans. I love her, and she also helps me procrastinate when I’m trying to do work!
So, there we have November. I blinked, and this month was over, pretty crazy to think about. Anyway, I had a great month and I did a lot of fun things with my friends and family. Hope you had a great month, and I would love to hear any highlights! Enjoy today.