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November – finding joy in my second least favorite month

November 1, 2015

Rabbit rabbit!

If you don’t read Stress and Stars you should, because Katie has a beautiful way with words and a cute baby to boot.

Enough soup to drown my household so that we don't have to put up with the misery that is November.

Enough soup to drown my household so that we don’t have to put up with the misery that is November.

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. 🙂


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  • Kristen November 2, 2015 at 10:54 am

    But it’s AUTUMN!!!

    That soup looks and sounds delicious. I imagine it smells and tastes delicious, too. I really need a new crockpot!

  • Peter Gazzard November 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Hi Kim, just wanted to catch up, especially as I noted from an older blog that “the Carolina’s speak to me” Karen and I lived in Apex NC, just outside Raleigh for 9 years ( can you believe it’s that long ?), then this Summer moved to Southport NC It’s a lovely small town ( pop. 2700 ) on the water and 10 minutes from beaches ( Oak Island and Holden Beach mostly ) we are getting close to retirement mode and this is hopefully our last move. We’re about half way between Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC. We are very happy down here and would be happy to give our views on the state. Hope you and WM are doing well