Friday Five: November 2018

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Phew! It’s already the end of November. Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving? For me, November was a month to get a bit back into my groove. I put some regular gym time in my planner, started reading more, and started cooking again! The temperature has dropped like crazy, and it’s downright cold outside. I am (apparently) not ready for winter this year.

Before I go into my #FridayFive, I want to give a special shoutout to my girl Kate from A Thought & A Half. It’s her birthday today! She taught me all I know about blogging, and is far more successful than I’ll likely ever be. Happy Birthday, friend! Here’s a fun fact: We’ve been friends since preschool!



I’m loving my gym classes! It’s hard for me to motivate myself in the gym. If I want to stop, I’ll just stop working out. However, I’ve found a few classes at my gym that I just can’t live without. I leave with the best kind of sore muscles.

After a very difficult October, November has brought time with friends, and I’m so grateful! I had the opportunity to “warm” my friends’ new home and even shower a future mama-to-be. Having moved away from Athens, I thought it would be difficult to stay friends, but those that matter stick around.

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Thank you, Jodi Picoult, for the beauty that isĀ Small Great Things. I’m almost three years behind in getting to read it, but I absolutely loved it. It’s certainly one of my favorite books of 2018, and I 100% recommend it if you’re looking for a new read.

I don’t really like the people who put up Christmas decorations right after Halloween. Generally, my rule is that I’ll decorate my house the day after Thanksgiving. This year, I put up my tree the day before. Whoops! Having my tree lit and stockings hung just makes me so happy!

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This month, I have exclusively read off of my Kindle. My library has had almost all of the holds I placed available, one right after the other. It’s been nice because I can take my books with me for any surprise downtime, but I am looking forward to diving back in to some of my physical books in December.

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Here’s to hoping that everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I’m excited to spend it with family and exchange gifts with some of my favorite people.

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