Monthly Journal: November 2018
November felt like three months packed into one. Looking back through my photos (which is totally how I remember what we’ve done) I couldn’t believe it was really all in one month. It could also be because it’s now mid-December and I’m just making this recap happen. Our Florida trip gets it’s own post because somanypictures so here’s the first half of November!
Snaps from a solo hike at Lands End.
We picked out June’s glasses
After multiple trips to Warby Parker and a home try on kit from Jonas Paul with a very OCD try-on process on my part (…sorry, June) we picked out two pairs from Jonas Paul!
clean up June’s plate
After learning so much and feeling so great after Whole30, I was more motivated to change June’s diet for the much healthier. Girlfriend basically only likes dairy and bread and fruit… and gets pickier every day.
Honestly, it’s not going great.
I was excited because she ate my baked sweet potato fries and actually said the words “oh delicious!” and I wanted to cry tears of joy. She ate a vegetable! Even if it does taste like candy. But that was one of the only wins we had before going on vacay where I just did the best we could! #sendtips
A little festive decor up!
The California fires bought thick smoke to SF. We stayed inside as much as possible with our windows closed, and still felt the effects of breathing in the smoke. Like everyone in the city, we were feeling pretty bad and going a little crazy from staying inside, but so incredibly thankful that we only had to deal with the smoke and our lives and homes were not in danger.
A few days into the smokey period, we had a wonderfully timed trip to Sparks planned to visit Chris’ parents. We got to breathe some crisp clean air and play in the snow!
Trying to stay busy while staying indoors! We stuck out for an art class one day and make a giant mess in the kitchen another day. The paint on her fingers totally stressed June out and she wanted to leave immediately, but somehow I was the only one focusing on my breathing in my messy kitchen.
I feel like this is a big deal… We hired a babysitter. I was on pie duty so I made one and bought two for back-up. I put on a fancy jumpsuit that barely fit before the food. We went to Friendsgiving. We were asked how long we’d been dating; I said 10 years, married 7. I realized we’d been together 10 years. We knew 4 people. We left knowing more. We even snuck in a little mini date before. We left early because babysitting and because we’re old people. (And introverts.)
It may have been the first drink I had since not drinking for 2 months but I just felt super grateful to have some really wonderful friends in the city (even if just a few) and live in such an awesome place. And the 10 years thing. And food. Grateful for food.
west coast craft
I’m still overwhelmed from the amazing-ness.
I was sick from something I ate + probably the smoke, but I was not about to miss this. I wondered around the entire building multiple times (with a matcha/sit/breathe break in between) making sure not to miss a single booth and saw so many artists and makers that I’ve only admired online. I wanted to buy all the things but left with only a few items for people I knew would really appreciate the work that went into them.
Also! I met the lovely people behind Yeild - a company in St. Augustine that also followed forever. How funny that after living so close for so long, I’d meet them across the country.
PLANS/GOALS/HOPES FOR December
Enjoy time with family!
Take time to be still and quiet and journal. Reflect on 2018; set intentions for 2019.
Continue working towards launching my collaborative project for The Business Bar. (But don’t work too much)
Overwhelm and thankfulness,