If you don’t read Stress and Stars you should, because Katie has a beautiful way with words and a cute baby to boot. She’s started a project called “Find Joy in November” where every day, she wants to document on Instagram one thing that brings her joy. I’m going to play along as best I can, but I’ll be doing it mostly on my blog, because I am An Old and I want to do something with this blog besides harden it up against the continuing back-end attacks. (why, why?)
I HATE NOVEMBER. It’s second only to January on my hated-months list, and it only edges out January because the only things on sale in January are sheets, towels, and fitness gear. It gets dark early, the trees all die, we get ridiculous cold rain. And Axl Rose’s bride dies in this song. Ugh.
So on today, the first day of November, I made a heaping crockpot full of chicken noodle soup. It’s this recipe without celery (bleah) and without bay leaves (we had none). This is part of our “no spend November” project to batten down the hatches of our bank accounts. We had it for dinner tonight and it was tasty and filling. I’ll be bringing it to work for lunch all week. And that bubbly pot of soup brought me joy, because I made it myself and we enjoyed it in our cozy home. 🙂