Monday, November 30, 2015

november recap

Every month at the end of the month, I recap my monthly activities and goals and link to various personal blog posts. See this year's monthly recaps here. See 2014's monthly recaps here.
november goals
(Printable calendar from Jillian McClenahan)

Happy Monday. :) I hope your Monday is treating you well! I'm ready for December. November was a bit too busy for me. December will probably twice as busy though. :/ We'll see! I had a busy home life this month, but a quiet blog month- there are a few highlights to share though.
workspace wednesday: things i'm working on
I read My Sister's Keeper at the beginning of the month as I mentioned. I haven't had a chance to watch the movie, but I will soon. (This is all part of my "read the books before I watch the movies" project if you don't know). I started Little Women, but have had trouble getting into it. I think I'm going to set it aside for now. Maybe I'll just watch the movie and forget about that book. (Sacrilege!) I watched Mockingjay part 2 this month. I really liked the movie adaptation. Of course, the book was excellent. If you haven't read the books, I highly recommend them! I blogged about my thoughts here.

In other news, I had hoped to catch up with my memory book before starting my December Daily, but that didn't happen. (I wasn't able to complete 30 Days of Thankful either! Sad, sad, sad). I am caught up through August though. I shared my layouts for August here
august 2015 layouts :: pocket memory keeping // project life

This month I invited my sisters Jennifer and Jasmine to blog about their weight loss stories. They shared their stories here. (I did, as well). 
our weight loss toolbox

Earlier this month I shared 5 "Greek yogurt 52 ways" recipes for fall. See here. I'm itching to top my Greek yogurt with broiled apples and that crunchy oat topping again (so good!).
I added 2, new recipes to my project:
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 28 tropical, green smoothie
See that recipe here.

greek yogurt 52 ways: # 29 burnt butter pear ginger crumble
See that recipe here.

Finally, I didn't do so great with my goals for November. Here's a recap nonetheless:
fall manifesto
    • I did. I crossed off a few more things. I have until mid December when winter starts, right?? 
  • Watch a cheesy movie.
    • I did. It was terrible. lol. I don't want to say which one just in case it's your favorite. ha. ;)
  • Catch up with my memory book. (!)
    • Sadly, I didn't.
  • Document "30 Days of Thankful" (it's in my manifesto).
    • Again: sadly, I didn't.
  • Gather paper, supplies, and embellishments for December Daily 2015 (!!)
    • December Daily: 2014 // 2013 // 2012
    • Kinda! I gathered some paper. I may work on this this evening. 
I'm bummed about not doing great. Nobody is motivated by "Nope, I didn't do what I set out to do," but sometimes it happens. Here's hoping I do better in December. :)