We are now tucking ourselves into the quietness of November. I am glad for it. It’s a gray, blustery day outside, and I like to peek through the curtains and see the bright autumn leaves blow down the sidewalk and into the yard, but stay snuggled up in my house.
In talking with a friend recently, we decided that November is the restful time between the bright autumn hub bub of Halloween and the jingle bell rush of Christmas. November is slow and deep. I can appreciate that. It is the beginning of nesting time.
In these next few weeks I’ll be painting and gathering for Christmas offerings and holiday craft shows. Can you believe my only two craft shows are all next months and I’ll be 9 months pregnant? How’s that for planning? 😉 Hopefully Little One will stay put though and remain easy going.
Speaking of Little One— well, Robbie, as you may have read— at my last dr. appointment we learned that he may not be that little. It appears I’m growing a bit of a chunk, he may be edging on 9 pounds when he finally arrives. Ooooh, goodness!
I’m also loving all the sweet little gifts that friends and family have been gathering for him. I’m rather partial to nautical things for baby boys, and I was given these cute little onesies (and the pillow!) recently by different friends. I realized too that his initials, RMS, are also a British ship prefix, how fitting is that? He’ll be my jolly big sailor 😉
Aside from preparing for baby….I’ve been knitting like a fiend, doing some reading, cuddling with girls and pups, and getting the Halloween decor taken down and more cozy autumn things placed around the house. I am a bit anxious for Christmas— I’m painting holiday scenes so I’ve been playing a lot of Christmas music lately!— but I know once December and Advent comes, it will be a fast ride through the holidays and then, oh my, final countdown to baby. And although I am anxious to be heartburn free and able to sleep on my stomach again, I know that this nesting time is important and I’m going to enjoy it. I will especially enjoy these last weeks of getting to sleep through the night!
And so. I hope you are enjoying a quiet November. What is your favorite thing about this month? What slow sweet autumnal treats have you been indulging in? Try and find something nice and quiet to enjoy today, if you can. I insist!~