Tuesday, December 01, 2020

One Sentence A Day: November 2020

I've almost documented an entire year in one sentence a day. I LOVE this way of recalling my month and will definitely be continuing with this in 2021. As I mentioned in my October What's Up Wednesday post, I always dread November. Canadians don't have holidays this month and, to me, it's just a long month of nothingness. So read on to see how our November went. Was it good? Was it bad? Did we survive? :) Hahaha -- yes, of course we did.

1 - Sunday - Today was defined by the colour orange -- we processed a pumpkin, had Kraft Dinner and Cheetos for lunch, and ate stuffed acorn squash covered in cheddar cheese for supper.


2 - Monday - I worked, I came home, I tried to stay awake long enough to do a load of laundry after dinner -- I succeeded!

3 - Tuesday - We got much needed haircuts today for the first time since the end of June.

4 - Wednesday - We got family pictures taken this day.

The official photo of 2020

5 - Thursday - The election continued and I was watching more hours of news than I was getting hours of sleep.

6 - Friday - I kicked off the weekend by having a drink outside while I painted my toenails and read a book.

7 - Saturday - We met up with friends we hadn't seen in a very long time and hiked at a conservation area and it was amazing.

8 - Sunday - I spent over nine hours outside, mostly doing yard work, with a little bit of walking, garage cleaning, and visiting thrown in there, and it was the best day I've had in a long time! 

9 - Monday - I got an unexpected walk in with my best friend after work and it was so good to spend time with her and enjoy the glorious weather.

10 - Tuesday - Rachel and I baked pumpkin muffins after supper for some special deliveries the next day.

 11 - Wednesday - We delivered treat bags to the youth from church who were finishing up their first quadmester and I enjoyed getting to briefly connect with church friends who I hadn't seen in awhile.

12 - Thursday - We had tuna noodle casserole for supper and it was comfort in a bowl.

13 - Friday - It was a long day at work, I was grumpy, I went to bed at 6:30pm and was asleep before 8. #goodriddancetotheworkweek

14 - Saturday - Rachel and I unexpectedly joined one of her school friends to explore in the woods and we LOVED it!!!

15 - Sunday - I remembered how to do a "performance ready" bun for Rachel's ballet workshop.

16 - Monday - The city came and took all our leaves away and I was sooooo happy!!!

17 - Tuesday - I read my book club book this evening and it was just as good the second time around. (The book was The Day The World Came To Town: 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede, in case you're wondering.)

18 - Wednesday - It was book club night and I LOVE these women!

19 - Thursday - I had a walking meeting with one of our pastors and our conversation was really good.

20 - Friday - The new playground at the school opened and there was an impromptu (physically distant) catching up with neighbours as the kids played for a few minutes.

21 - Saturday - We headed back out to the woods and then baked cookies and watched a Hallmark movie, Christmas in Vienna.

22 - Sunday - It snowed a TON today and I shoveled four times in eight hours and then I was done.

23 - Monday - I took the day off today, as the kids were off school, and Rachel and I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie to start the day, which was actually kind of perfect :)

24 - Tuesday - It was the day of packages arriving which made for a fun day!

25 - Wednesday - I was exhausted for some reason and went to bed at 7:30pm.

26 - Thursday - It was a quiet day at work and we had a delicious supper of sauteed shrimp and Caesar salad.

27 - Friday - Dave and I got almost all of our holiday shopping done at local shops today and in the evening we got most of our holiday cards addressed!

28 - Saturday - We watched three Hallmark Christmas movies and stayed in our pajamas until 4pm this day.

29 - Sunday - I got our outside window boxes decorated this day.

30 - Monday - We're awaiting Covid test results for one family member, and out of an abundance of caution, we all stayed home this day so I baked cookies and (to no one's surprise) watched another Hallmark Christmas movie!


  1. Looks like a great month. Sorry it ended with a COVID test ): hope it's negative!!

  2. I really miss having a covered garage. Do you park the car in it?
    One day toenails...then later shoveling snow...ha ha...love it! :)

  3. I'm planning to cook a winter squash for supper. I usually cook it with butter, brown sugar & cinnamon. I've got cheese that needs used up so perhaps I'll cook this winter squash & use the cheese.

    1. I should really try a sweeter squash recipe next time. That would be delicious!

  4. I love orange so I'm all for the first pic! Those pumpkin muffins look yummy!

  5. My mother in law offered to pay for a year of Hallmark for me after reading all these wonderful blog blurbs about the Hallmark movies I've been wanting to watch some too! Do you have any favorites?

    1. What a kind gift from your mother in law. I don't know that we have a favourite thus far, but we really haven't watched all that many -- maybe 8-10???

  6. Tis the season for Hallmark movies! Love it.
    I tend to be super grumpy by week end & just want to go to bed myself.
    That is indeed the family pic of 2020

  7. I love your family picture and consider our BFBC to be one of the best things for me of 2020! I love our monthly get-together!

  8. Someday we are going to take a BFBC picture BEFORE our glasses our empty. :)

  9. The line a day is such a great way to journal. My grandma kept a line a day journal from when she was a teen until she was almost 80. It's cool to look back at! I hope yours the next few months are filled with less sentences about shovelling! haha

    1. I love that your grandma kept a line a day journal for so long. What a gift of history for your family.


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