As October turns to November…

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As October turns to November, I can’t help but to stop and think how fast it went by.

With November officially here, I wanted to take a moment a look back at what’s happened this last month.

October was the first month in over a year that I wasn’t on fertility medicine. Being able to have normal emotions was wonderful. I also took this month off from tracking on any fertility charts and just enjoyed life without the constant stress of what time of the month it was. Again, it was wonderful. I know that soon we will probably start planning on taking our fertility treatments to the next level, but for now, we are just taking it day-to-day and enjoying each other’s company.

This month was also my hubby’s 30th birthday. He’s wasn’t worried about turning the BIG 3-0 (unlike me), but I love that I can now officially pick on him for being “old”. We are blessed to have been able to celebrate with family, friends, and, of course,  amazing food. No birthday is complete without cake and for Geoff, no cake would do but a superhero cake.

What I’m Reading

This month  I finished two books, All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and Leave Me by Gayle Forman. I cannot stop raving about both books. I finished All the Missing Girls in a day and a half. If I wasn’t at work, I was reading this book. This book was outside my reading comfort zone and I’m glad I pushed my boundaries and added it to my fall reading list.  and I’m so glad I added it!

My second book was Leave Me and, again, RAVE. After a massive heartache Maribeth can no longer be the wife and mother that everyone expects her to be . Leaving a note and her cell phone on the counter, she leaves to heal, to find peace, and to find out who she is. By the last page, I had went through the spectrum of emotions and I was left in tears.

I am currently listening to Eat, Pray, Love. This is my second attempt at it, and I am having a much successful go of it this time. Maybe because I am listening to the audio version. Or maybe because I am at a different stage in my life and it is hitting VERY close to home (more to come on that later).

What I’m Watching

I love this time of the year with all the new TV shows. This year I added This Is Us to the line up and I am LOVING it. Honestly, they had me at Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia. This show had me crying at episode one and keeps me emotionally involved during each episode.

I am also liking Very British Problems on Netflix. The end of season one had me convinced that I was British instead of from Southern Mississippi.  My introvertness and need to be overly polite would fit in perfectly with the British culture.

What I’m Listening To

There are two main albums that I cannot get enough of this month. Georgica Pond by JOHNNYSWIM and 1989 by Ryan Adams. JOHNNYSWIM is a husband and wife duo who are absolutely amazing with their soulful sound. If you like The Civil Wars, you will want to check them out.

The other album I am loving this month is Ryan Adams’ cover of  Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. I love Taylor’s 1989, but this version by Ryan Adam is so raw. Both are incredible in their own right, but Ryan Adams’ rendition of Out of the Woods left me speechless.

This month has been peaceful for me and I don’t think it got here soon enough. Here’s to a wonderful November full of happy memories, great books, awesome music,  and lots of turkey.

Are you already missing October? Or are you happy that it’s over and now can start focusing on all things Christmas? Let me know in the comments.