Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hopes for November...

Thirteen Things I Love about November...

Yesterday was the first hint of Fall weather 
here in the Sonoran Desert! 

1. Cups of tea, hot chocolate, coffee, hot cider...
I love the feel of a warm cup in cold hands.

2. A new pair of slippers as I tromp around our tile. 

3. Any kind of food involving pumpkins...
pie, cheesecake, soup, roasted pumpkin seeds.

4. The kids in footed pajamas.

5. Colorful leaves.

6. A new novel that's never been cracked
especially if I can read it in my favorite chair
after the kid's have gone to bed

7. Hot bubble baths.

8. Dinners and get together's with family and friends. 

9. Sharing with the kids about things we are thankful for
and all of our blessings.

10. Inside activities- Monopoly, movie nights, and stories
read aloud.

11. Outside activities- Hiking at some of our favorite places...
Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon, Madera Canyon.

12. Holiday Shopping.

13. Getting up in the morning when 
it's still dark and watching the sun come up
before anyone else wakes up! 

Well, October's had hectic days... economic turmoil, political tension, busy kid schedules and Halloween. My wish in this time of historical change is for a peaceful November.

This quote sums up for me the right attitude towards thankfulness...

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. -G.K. Chesterton    

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marina said...

They sound like great things to do, I crave all that too!
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Alice Audrey said...

Yep, hot things all seem better when it's cold out.

Noelle said...

Hi, cool list! I definitely agree with 1 and 12. I love cider and tea, and I love Christmas shopping! Everything about it is so much fun! I did a TT too, it's here:

Always Been Different said...

Life is good :-)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful 13. I agree with all of them. :)

Brenda ND said...

You make Novemeber seem so fun. Great list!

Gayle said...

A very nice list of simple pleasures.

Joyce said...

Hi, Laura,

I enjoyed your list. What a blessing that you can still enjoy outdoor activities in November. :)

I love quotes, and this is a good one. I love thanking the Lord for the little things, and the special things, as well as the necessary things, such as the daily bread.

avtcoach said...

This is a great list. I too love kids in foot pajamas!! They are my favorite! Hey, what is on your book list for November?

Nicholas said...

You make everything sound so cosy!

Genny said...

Love the feel of a warm cup in my hands, too...especially coffee! LOL.

Thanks for your encouragement today. :)

CC said...

I hope all these things for myself too!!! But I doubt 11 will happen since the rains have come.

Adelle said...

All the trees are pretty much bare here in Southern Ontario. Perfect weather for homemades soups. Great list. Happy T13!

Elle said...

Nice post - yeah for thirteen things to be thankful for

The Wine Commonsewer said...

There are thirteen things I love about November: