It’s December now, for real. Don’t even ask me how that happened. All the same, it is, which means it’s time for me to share my November monthly review. Monthly reviews are one of my favourite traditions. Here’s how it works – every month I come up with some things I learned, and not always the easy way. Then, I ask you all to join in with some recent revelations of your own. And we all learn and grow and what-not. Or at least share a laugh at our own expense, because some of these lessons are both hard-fought and funny. Sound good?
So, without further ado, here is what I learned in November – or some of it, anyway.
What I Learned Last Month
1. I visited Tofino for the first time, and got a taste of the wilderness that is really never all that far away from me.
2. I re-learned the joys of registering for university classes. I’ll be sharing more about that experience – and why I did it – later this month.
3. I learned that sometimes the Hulk likes to dress it up a little.
4. I discovered that nothing turns my bad mood around faster than standing in a sunny window, in a quiet house, and just feeling the warmth on my face.
5. I tried skating on synthetic ice. It felt weird to me, because you can’t get an edge. My five-year-old, on the other hand, loved it because it’s not as slippery or cold.
6. I learned that if I’m not entirely sure whether or not my son is old enough for an event, it’s best not to bring him, when I had to drag my reluctant daughter out of a local performance of Mary Poppins during the intermission because her little brother couldn’t sit still in the theatre. I’m feeling very glad that they were complimentary tickets, I can tell you.
7. I geared up for the holiday season, by buying a reusable Advent calendar, and re-discovered the joy of handmade items made by someone else.
8. I re-discovered the truth that while a kid-free long weekend is fabulous, the very best part is coming back home and hugging my babies.
9. I learned that my sister-in-law has mad cake-decorating skillz when we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday.
10. I found out that when you order wine after an evening of wine tasting, you won’t remember exactly what you ordered after you sober up. I am happy to say that when the wine arrived nothing was terribly disappointing, because honestly it could have gone either way.
I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in November? Leave a comment and tell me! Or, if you’d like to play along by writing a review post of your own, link to it in the comments. And please feel free to grab the button from the top of this post.