I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but I love fall. November seems to embody the idea of fall to me. While the above picture isn’t actually of my leaves, I do have piles of leaves that look a lot like that in my yard. (Thankfully, the people who mow our yard during the summer also do leaf removal, because while I love looking at the fallen leaves, I don’t adore raking them. Sometimes I feel a little bad that I’m not making my kids do it — rite of passage and all that — and then I get over it. We do spend a good bit of time making big piles of them and jumping in, so they’re not completely missing out. But we do skip the backbreaking bagging and carting to the yard bit. The professionals can do it in about five minutes with all their powered gizmos. And I will happily exchange my money for time in this instance.)
I spent all of yesterday at a local writer’s conference. It’s always fun to be around other writers — they just seem to inherently “get” you. I was one of the scheduled teachers, but only two people showed up for my session. Those two ladies and I had a lovely time chatting though and I think (hope!) they got some great, personalized information out of the deal. I’m grateful they came — it would’ve been lonely in there all by myself. :)
With November, lots of my Facebook friends are doing 30 days of gratitude. I don’t generally partake, but I’m thinking this year might be a good year to bust out the thankful tree in our kitchen and let the boys make handprint “leaves” to write things they appreciate on and hang on the branches. That’s always fun and a good focus for the season.
Do you have any favorite fall activities?
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Monday: Krista Phillips brought us the making of The Engagement Plot
Tuesday: Annalisa Daughety asked about your reader preferences
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Tuesday: Liwen Ho
Wednesday: Autumn Macarthur
Thursday: Janet Ferguson
Friday: Elizabeth Maddrey
Saturday: Deb Kastner
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A Tidbit of Trust (Taste of Romance 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
A Waltz for Amber (Melodies of Love 3) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Candy Lane Christmas (Madison Creek novella 2) by Jackie Castle