I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2023
STOKED | that quite a few people have signed up for the 8th annual Secret SANta Swap 2023. This is your reminder that the sign-up form will be open until midnight tonight, if you haven’t signed up yet or know somebody who would like to participate!
LOVING | the Apple watch SE that I snatched up as an “open box” item for a fraction of the retail price on Ebay. If you know me, you know I am a Garmin girl through and through and I would have never bought an Apple Watch at full price. In fact, I’ve been looking into upgrading my Garmin in the not too distant future (although it’s 7 years old and except for minor glitches sometimes it is still going strong! Even the battery!)
But after giving an Apple Watch to Jon for his birthday, I have to confess that I had major FOMO and I was intrigued by the Apple Watch for various reasons (mostly the ring challenges – come on, you know I love a good challenge! – and some of the smart features). It’ll never replace my Garmin, but I am happy to have it as an option. It has some neat functionalities, it’s smaller and looks a little bit more “sophisticated” than my big Garmin Forerunner 235 for (the few) occasions when I dress up a little more.
ENJOYING | the cooler weather for fall. While I will admit that it’s harder to get up in the morning because I don’t want to emerge from under my cozy, warm blankets, I do like cool temperatures with blue sunny skies (which we seem to get quite a bit here in Northern California). I am not complaining.
WEARING | fuzzy socks and fleece-lined leggings.
VISITING | my mother-in-law in Southern California again. She’s going through chemo right now and we spent an early Thanksgiving with her last weekend. It was nice to be back at the beach, too.
BUYING | goodies at Aldi. There’s a store down the road from my mother-in-law’s house, so of course, I had to stop by there during our visit. I couldn’t buy any fresh or large items, but I stocked up on some granola and German chocolate.
GETTING | my flu shot earlier this month. I am glad I got this out of the way and hope it protects me from getting sick. So many people have come down with colds or Covid again recently.
EATING | this (family recipe) apple cake. The greatest joy was when my nephew (7) told me last weekend that he doesn’t really like sweets/pastries but that he loves this apple cake (and the blueberry muffins I baked for Jon’s birthday a few weeks ago). I think it’s because the German recipes for baked goods are overall less sweet.
DRINKING | gingerbread coffee. It’s my favorite during the holiday season.
READING | blogs. Haha. I mean, I always read blogs but as many of you have experienced, this month, there’s more blog posts to read than usual. It’s
not a mystery why.
HOPING | to get into the holiday spirit soon. So far, it’s eluding me. Honestly, I am not ready for it to be December next week. Where did this year go?
What is currently going on in your world?