It’s Novemberrrr!!! And can I tell you, a few days ago it SNOWED!!! And not a sprinkle either. Yuck.
Now, I hate the cold, and get all sad when the weather turns, but for November and December I don’t mind it as much since it’s HOLIDAY TIME!!! Holiday season in NYC is the bestest!! The tree, the window displays, the awestruck tourists, the ice skating rink, the lights, the happy holiday vibe, the sales….I just love it.
Girls, there are only 23 days until Thanksgiving!! I can’t wait to have a 4.5 day weekend and stuff myself full of food while enjoying John’s family… and then a nap.
And there are only 53 days until Christmas!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! With my family in Florida, Christmas is always an event. Loads of planning, preparing, shopping, cooking, eating, laughing, playing, dancing, singing…it’s just the best time. We always have a big breakfast prepared by my Gram, then gather at one house to open gifts and hang around talking, taking crazy pictures and laughing, and then we scatter to all the houses to cook and prepare for the mega-feast-party that goes down at night.
Oh! and can I also tell you, I started my Xmas shopping already!! I’ve got a loooong list so I’m psyched I started before…ooh….December 22nd like I do every other year.
This is the first year I’m being proactive. I even made my Christmas card list! (Now I just have to find those cards I bought at the after Christmas sales last year….)
And I booked my Christmas flights to Florida last week!! (sidebar: the earlier you book the better, last year I paid about $400 YIKES!, this year $250!! Early worm gets the deals!!)
My Goals for November are:
- Stay up to do date with school work
- See my mentee
- Get all my Xmas shopping done and sent to FL
- Deep clean the apartment
- Have a long overdue date night with my hubby
Are you excited for the holiday season? What holidays do you celebrate? When do you start your holiday shopping? Do you go anywhere for the holidays? Any GOALS for November?!