November Daybook


Outside my window the sun is filtering through the trees. While I don’t enjoy it getting dark earlier in the evening, having it get light earlier in the morning is nice.

I am thinking about our Thanksgiving menu. My parents are coming for Thanksgiving this year. For the first time ever. Dad offered to bring a smoked turkey, and I told him I would take care of all the sides and fixin’s.

I am thankful for a great marriage. Love that man!

I am wearing a red-and-white checked button-up shirt… love the BIG checks… with a denim skirt. A friend cleaned out her closet and passed along three bags of clothes this past weekend, so I’m enjoying a “new” wardrobe this week.

I am creatingSpice of Life afghan on the recommendation of my friend Judy. I’m using up random colors of yarn from my stash rather than following the recommended color scheme, but I think it’s coming together nicely. It’s definitely an addictive pattern, changing stitches and colors every row or two.spiceoflifeI am going on a “honeymoon” this weekend! When the kids were little that’s what they called our anniversary get-aways. Seems appropriate to me. Looking forward to a mini-vacation with my sweetheart.

I am reading All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, a novel set during the Great Depression in Alaska.

I am learning to fit in little walks throughout the day, with a goal of walking at least 10,000 steps a day. My current average is 2,500 to 3,000. So I really need to “step it up.” (Pun intended.)

In my kitchen I need to get the pantry and spice cupboard cleaned out before Thanksgiving.

A favorite quote for today:psalm29_11One of my favorite things… the smell of fall in the air… wood smoke… decaying leaves… sunshine.

From the board room… the latest Etsy treasury board featuring one of my items:bluetreasuryHave a wonderful day wherever you are!

{Linking up with The Simple Woman’s Daybook.}


  • Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

    Can I bring you some leftover yarns to add to your stash? That really is a pretty blankie! I love reading these, fyi. Just a little snapshot of what your day is like. I’m cheering you on for your “I am learning” part! You can do it!

    • KarlaCook

      I always welcome leftover yarn! I’m loving this pattern. I tried to pick out fall colors to work on through November, and then it will be my “front porch blanket” for fall. I’m debating about other color combinations for other seasons… red, green, white, gold for Christmas… blue, white, gray, black for winter… red, pink, white for Valentines. But then, I want to try those seasonal garlands you suggested, too. So many fun options to keep my hands busy!

      I wasn’t sure about starting up the Day Book posts again. I didn’t know if others would find them interesting. However, it was one of my top posts for October, so I decided to add them in once a month, for awhile anyway.

      We got fancy new pedometers with our health insurance at work last month. They connect to an account online, kinda like a FitBit, and we have daily goals. What makes it fun is that we can see how our co-workers are doing on the goals as well, so we have a little friendly competition going on. Helps with the motivation!

    • KarlaCook

      You’re exactly right, Laura! Changing up the color and stitch definitely keeps the project interesting. I’m almost finished with it. I’ll have to post about it when I’m done.

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