Here we are in November. There are 61 days left of the year 2018, which is just madness if you ask me. Where did the time go?
I hope you had a nice Halloween. Do you dress up at work? Our office is not really into the Halloween-spirit, so nobody comes in costume or anything, but since I work on a campus, there were lots of students that were dressed up. J and I watched “The Corpse Bride” last night (I had never seen it) and gave out some candy. Nothing fancy.
November will be busy for me in a lot of ways. I feel like I said that about September and October already, but I guess things still won’t let up for a while.
+ I am hoping we’ll get some rain. October was surprisingly warm and we only had a day or two with any precipitation and while it’s been really nice, we do need the rain.
+ I am thinking about organizing another Secret Santa Mug Swap this year. I’ve hosted a swap for the last two years and it was fun to spread some holiday cheer. I am also thinking of opening it up to my Canadian friends this time. Would you be interested to participate (again) this year?
+ I am looking forward to next week’s four-day weekend. Do you get Veteran’s Day off?
+ I am also looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend. It looks like J’s parents will be visiting us this year, so it’ll be nice to actually host family for Thanksgiving. I’ve only hosted a friend once a few years ago (which was a lot of fun) and most of our Thanksgivings in the last few years were just low-key with it being just J and me.
+ There likely will be a few other things going on in November which I will tell you about as they happen.
+ Last but not least, if you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been participating in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for many, many years. In the very unlikely case that you don’t know what NaBloPoMo is all about, it was a 30-day blogging challenge that was first launched by Eden Kennedy in 2006. I have participated since the very beginning and it had a strong following with hundreds of participants for many years, but it looks like the challenge has fizzled out over the last couple of years. I don’t really know if it officially exists anymore, but I feel like it’s a blogging institution and while I might be the only blogger in the whole wide blogosphere who is still keeping it up, I am determined to blog my way through November and I invite you to join me!It's NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Are you up for the challenge? Add your blog to the list and check out other participants! #nablopomo2018 Click To Tweet
This comes at a good time for me, because blogging has been all over the place for me the last few weeks and I am looking for a little bit more structure. It might sound like I am imposing artificial pressures on myself, but I really enjoy the structure of the challenge and wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it.
I hope you’re excited to come here a little more frequently this month. I’ll try and put some good posts together. As always, if you have any questions for me or topics you’d like me to blog about, leave your thoughts in the comments.
What’s going on with you in November?
I am creating a link-up here for those bloggers who still want to participate in NaBloPoMo. Let’s see how many of us are still out there! So please add your blog to the list below and also tweet out the link, so people can find this list of other participants!