Good afternoon my darlings and welcome not only to the middle of the week but the last day of the month. That’s right, it is the end of November. We are about to enter the final month of the year. This Has been a year drought with stress and emotions and I for one will not be sorry to see the back of it. However because of everything that went on this year there are large fuzzy spots where I just got through. So it feels like I am short a couple of months this year. So the end of November still took me a bit by surprise.
Plus November is a thirty day month which always makes me feel like I stopped short. Like expecting one more step on a staircase instead of hitting the floor. And then there was the holiday which always eats time out of the month. SO November felt half stolen somehow. Still it is one step closer to putting this year into the history books and stepping into a bright fresh new year. I can not tell you how excited that thought has made me. I have picked out the shoes and earrings for new years and I took them out so that I can see them and think happy thoughts about New Years. I am still debating between two dresses from XXlPluswear. I love them both but I need to either make a decision or simply order them n=both and just have the second on hand for another event. They are well priced so ordering both wouldn’t be a problem. It might make me feel a bit excessive and less decisive, but cost wise they are relatively inexpensive.
I think that because all of my christmas presents are wrapped and about 80% of them have been sent on their way to the recipients so they will be there for christmas morning, maybe even spending a little time under the tree, my brain has just sort of crossed Christmas off the to do list. I’m sure once the holiday gatherings get going it will feel more like the Christmas season but for the moment I am looking onto December from the tail end of November and anticipating New Years. The feeling will pass as the Holidays really take hold. But I am still excited.
Still there is today. Today’s weather is beautiful. It is one of those days that is clear and crisp and as long as you have a light jacket walking is fun and feels like a leisure activity rather than an exercise. Which is also a bit of a trap. I want the exercise and know I indulged at thanksgiving so I need a bit more exercise, but with the end of the year workload being as heavy as it is, I need to remember to limit my walking to the time I have allotted for it. WHich is quite difficult.
In short, I want to play hookey and enjoy the weather. Alas, it is not to be. It does look like the good weather continued=s for a little while so this weekend, oh this weekend there will be walking. Along with the annual clear out the pantry because no matter how well organized it was things are now insanely out of order and hard to find’ event.
But it is still only mid week and such things are in the future. Today is all about buckling down, making a dent in the end of year work pile in anticipation of the upcoming holiday and ignoring my own desire to frolic in the sunshine. Sometimes, being a responsible adult is hard. Today I did skip the makeup again, partially because my skin still needs a bit of airing out without the makeup on and because I wore my makeup much longer than usual over the holiday and really just feel like giving my skin a breather. As today there are no gatherings, just work and a desire to walk, I figured it was a good day to just let it be. The makeup will return tomorrow. Mostly because I have a meeting, but still it will return.