Sunday Coffee – Goodbye October, Hello November!

img_6775October was a pretty crazy month. There are some things going on that are behind the scenes, so to speak, and can’t be spoken about here on the blog. Those are causing (lots and lots of) stress. Additionally, we spent most of the month looking for a new house, setting up the closing of our old Texas house (should be this upcoming week!), then moving into our new house (which should close either late this month or early next). Plus there was both Morrigan’s birthday and Halloween. The whole month went by in a blip because of all this, which is probably good because otherwise I would have been far more conscious of all those awful Trump things going on that make me angry every time I see them. I’m glad Other Things have been at the forefront of my brain.

(scenes from October)

(scenes from October)

In books, I had a fairly good month, reading nine altogether, five on audio, six for RIP. I did read a lot of fluff in there, and had some disappointments, but I also had some really good reads and rereads, so it all balances out. Considering my head wasn’t really in my books either, I’m happy with the way the month went. It’s hard to pick a favorite, though I’ve given that label to The Girl with All the Gifts, which completely surprised me given that I hadn’t originally wanted to read it. Just goes to show, right? I’m glad I gave it a chance.

I’m glad to be starting November. Sadly, I can’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year, for the first time since 2009. There’s been too much happening over the last six months to have allowed any time to consider writing, and I didn’t want to throw myself into a last-second manuscript and not give it the justice it deserves. I’m a huge NaNo planner, down to the chapter-by-chapter details, and it wasn’t going to happen this year. So I told myself no, that I’ll try again next year, and in the meantime, will work on getting myself a routine and an exercise regimen started again. After six months of constant stress, I need to spend a little time on my health again! That’s where my November will be dedicated.

That’s about all for me. How was your October? Any exciting November plans? I promise I’ll be back to regular commenting and visiting blogs soon. Moving is hard!

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Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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7 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Goodbye October, Hello November!

  1. Karen K. says:

    Moving is awful — we still haven’t sold our house, and we’ve dropped the price TWICE. But I’m glad you’ve sold your house so quickly, one less thing to stress over. Also glad to hear you’re taking care of yourself! I’m thinking of you from far far away.

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    • Amanda says:

      Well if you need a new realtor, I can give you the name of a good one in SA. I’m surprised it’s taking so long for y’all though – houses are going super quick there!

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  2. Megan says:

    Between being on vacation and catching up from it, my October has been crazy busy too. I agree, however, that it’s a blessing in disguise to be preoccupied enough with other things to not have to keep up with the Trumpism of the moment. I’m glad November is finally here so that it will all soon be over for better or worse. Hopefully better *fingers crossed*

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    • Amanda says:

      Hopefully better, yes, though I have a feeling it’s not going to be better. And oh my god I don’t want to see Trump’s face everywhere for the next four years…

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  3. Kailana says:

    Thinking of you! Hope the stress goes down now!!

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  4. Michelle says:

    Girl, given everything that has been going on – what I know at least – you are doing much better than I would be! Hang in there, and enjoy settling down. You have been through a whirlwind of changes recently; taking time for yourself is not only understandable, I imagine it is completely necessary!

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  5. gricel says:

    I feel you on needing time to focus on health. October was a rough month all around. Hope your November is better 🙂 (btw, your boys look so grown up!)

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