November was a very mixed month for me. It was great in that I got to take a trip with my 89 year old mom, my sister, and my sister in law. We went to San Antonio, which was fun. I was so impressed with how my mom was able to walk and do the stairs-and there were a lot of stairs! I took a day trip with my daughter and we went to Cold Spring, NY. It was such a cute town. Thanksgiving was wonderful having three of my four children with us (missing my oldest, but she’ll be here in December!) On a sad note, on November 18th we had to make the very difficult decision to say goodbye to our beautiful 13 1/2 year old dog, Zeke. I know it was best for him, but it’s so quiet and I really miss his silly smile and the tap tap tap on the floor as he walked from room to room. But I am truly thankful for the time we had with him and feel grateful that he chose us as his family.
Here are some other things that kept me from being bored and sad this month!
Question a Day Journal: Journaling has always been helpful to me and during this stressful time of losing Zeke, it’s been incredible. Sometimes I’m not sure exactly where to begin and writing in the Question a Day Journal provides a great starting point for me.
Hot Chocolate: There’s something to be said for comfort food and hot chocolate is one of mine. I love to grab a cup of hot chocolate as I’m walking around the city. As I try different places I’ll rate them and so far my top choice is from Remi Flower & Coffee.
Following the Fall by Robin A. Lieberman: Ok, I have to admit I may be a bit biased about this book as Robin is a good friend of mine, but I really enjoyed it! This is the sequel to Searching for September, which I liked as well! Following the Fall tells the story of September (Seppie) as she finds love again after an abusive relationship. The twists and stories within the story will keep you engaged and eager to find out what will happen next!
Marjory Warren Boutique: Chris, the owner of Marjory Warren Boutique, has a fabulous eye for what will look good on different body types. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Chris while she chose outfits for me and each outfit was perfect! If you’re looking for fun, comfortable styles definitely check out Marjory Warren Boutique!
Margaritiferra Knitwear: My mom taught me to knit when I was younger, but I’ve never progressed beyond a scarf (my kids had lots of scarves when they were growing up!!) I’m in awe when I see someone who can knit beautiful sweaters and that’s what you’ll find at Margaritaferra Knitwear, beautiful sweaters as well as hats, scarves, dickies. Her knitwear is soft, beautiful, and very well made. Use the code diaryboredhousewife for 10% off your custom order.
Crochet by Ada 15: Crocheting is something I’ve taught myself, but again, just the basics. I’ve crocheted a big square lol, but it’s fun! When I came across Ada’s crocheted bags I was in awe. They are beautiful and add so much to my outfit! Crochet by Ada 15 bags are roomy and fit what I need to carry. I really love this black and white crocheted bag!
San Antonio: As I said before, my mom is 89 years old and precovid my mom, sister, and I would take a trip together. Finally, after not having traveled together for three years, we’re back! This year my sister in law joined us and we headed to San Antonio, Texas. We stayed at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio right on The Riverwalk, a great location! We walked The Riverwalk a number of times, stopping at some restaurants for freshly made guacamole-delicious. We visited to The Alamo, which was cool to see. The Japanese Tea Garden was really beautiful. Of course we did some shopping. Villa Tesoros is an incredible boutique and the owners are so nice. On our last day we went to the Historic Market Square. It was touristy, but cute and we had fun. The weather was really hot one day, but otherwise very comfortable. It was a nice little getaway and now we need to plan our next one. Any suggestions?
I hope your November was anything but boring! I know December is a busy month so there’ll be no time to be bored!! As you do your holiday shopping don’t forget to shop small businesses!