A Better November

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On the first day of November, I posted the above picture to Instagram and wrote: Waking up to this beautiful morning brings me great opitimism about the month of November. National Novel Writing Month, a visit with my sister & nephew, Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, a growing baby belly…what else is possible?

A lot, it turns out, including a trip to New York City.

And no, I didn’t finish writing a novel. I didn’t even get close to the 50,000 word goal I set, the goal I fulfilled last year.

But I did get time with my family and date time with my husband. I did find inspiration in sunsets and sunrises, in foggy mornings and cold blue water, in sweet little people and a three-act play.

In another lifetime I was a workaholic. I have those tendencies to shut away the rest of the world and hole up with my computer and a cup of tea, crafting stories and thoughts, writing words that will be read and will remain unread. Because there’s no better way to become a better writer than by writing.

And reading.

And living.

This is what I blog about. Living. These are the days I want to remember. I think I’m getting better at this living thing, doing more of what I want to do like reading and exercising and traveling and noticing the colors that surround me.

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Sunset. Filtered but still not as spectacular as the real thing.

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Sunset. #Nofilter.

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Date night to see The Hound of the Baskervilles, courtesy of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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The stage.

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“I’m coming honey! I just have to change the baby’s diaper!”

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Greeting Grammy and Grampy as they arrive on our side of the lake by boat. 

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Urban hike.

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What’s out there?

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Grammy and Gigi paddle boating.

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Emile and Connor.

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Exactly 28 weeks pregnant & 28.5 years on the 28th of November.

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Beaver Lake.

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Thanksgiving.

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Loving on my squishy nephew.

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Gigi loving on her cousin.

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The cousins.

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My sister and her boy.

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Downtown Seattle for the Macy’s Parade.

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