Weekly Reflection and Roundup: November!?

Wow! It’s November already! Technically, it was last weekend too, but it didn’t really hit me until this past week. Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees, and we had some kind of precipitation that looked suspiciously snowy a couple of times. One morning I woke to see that a big ginkgo tree on campus had suddenly dropped all of its canary-yellow, fan-shaped leaves into one huge sunny pile. It was gorgeous, but also bittersweet. We are now entering the not-so-fun part of Fall, when everything is wet, dark, and bland and you are forced to hope for snow just for something interesting.

I also had to laugh, because of course now that we are waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive, naturally all you hear about is Christmas! It brought to mind one of my favorite memes:

I just have to shake my head. I banish all thought of Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Everything in it’s proper place ;)

Anyway, here’s a roundup of posts you may have missed this week. Check ’em out if you haven’t already (or check ’em out twice! I won’t complain :o).

Apple Peel is a short story I shared on Tuesday. It revolves around an elegant small-town cafe, an elderly lady who loves her tea, and a skinny barista who befuddles her reality. Square Pegs is a poetic commentary on the way we as a society view those with disabilities (specifically autism), and finally, I share my recent knitting adventures in Crafterday: Knitted Headwraps!

Thanks to you all for reading today and throughout the week. I have some goodies cooked up for next week, so stay posted! In the meantime, What do you think of Christmas taking over poor Thanksgiving? Is Christmas superior? Does Thanksgiving need to suck it up? Is it survival of the fittest? Let me know in the comments below. It is a battle for the ages. ;)

Much love,


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