Month in Review: November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015



Thankful for: Plans
November has been a busy month- a good one, in which I'm feeling excited and (mostly) prepared for the coming days ahead, but a busy one indeed! I went to the National Association of the Gifted Child's annual convention in Phoenix (Psst!- If you want to see what I packed, you can!). Preparing my classes for a substitute, plus getting back to them after having had a substitute (even though she was a very good one!) kept me too busy for any outfit this month. However, I did get a few things from this month's Why Don't You.... list accomplished- and one that wasn't! We hosted Thanksgiving dinner this year. And by "we," I mean The Boy cooked. But I did clean house a little, so that still counts as helping, right?

In addition to Thanksgiving, November actually celebrated a few other things close to my heart. It was National Diabetes Awareness Month; you can read about my thoughts on having Type I Diabetes on the blog. This month has also been a celebration for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. In honor of that, you can read an excerpt for this month's Dog Eared Page. This month's stationery wishlist was also book-themed; this time exploring the world of Barrie's Peter Pan. Other mail related posts included my review of the service Stitch Fix provides. Lastly, this month also marks the first time The Boy has ever watched My Fair Lady, so you can guess what latest Film Flick review is all about!

Thankful for:  Finds

Who even knew synchronized ice-skating was a thing?

Eerie photos of an abandoned amusement park

Syrian refugees have been in the news a lot, but this sort of thing needs to be shared more: Syrian refugee helps feed the German Homeless

Some mad dancing skills, for sure!

I loved Barbie as a kid, but Barbie sends girls the wrong message (yes, even Doctor Barbie)

A favorite books is becoming a BBC series!!!!

A couple's dog films their wedding day

Emma Watson interviews Nobel Prizer Winner, Malala Youfrezi 

An eleven year old sets up a business to create secure passwords

Studies show that more communal living increases happiness, but would you try this Dorm for Millennials? 

4 comments

  1. Happy December and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. It's pretty nice when you're with someone who's an excellent cook! ;)

    And I actually love the idea of dorms for adults to build that community that often gets lost.

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    1. I think it was in the documentary Happiness that I found out in Denmark (or the Netherlands or Finland...don't quite recall), a communal style living spaces were becoming popular and people's levels of happiness was reported as being up. They were sometimes single people, but often small families living together too and they'd all share dinner together. Each apartment took care of the cooking like, once a month, and they cooked for everyone.

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  2. I'm very interested to see how they do "The Golden Compass" for TV, and I love the wedding filmed by the dog :)

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  3. Yay for the refugee article! The talk I attended about helping refugees said that refugees basically always improve their local community... The pay their rent, decrease crime rates, and start new businesses. I love seeing helping the needy as an example- I'm sure they understand and empathize well.
    Sending Stephen the abandoned theme park link :)

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