NOVEMBER THREE/FOUR – Simple Sunday/Manic Monday

This post is brought to you courtesy of
The Simple Woman’s Daybook‘.

Looking out my window – I see frosty rooftops.
I am thinking – Of all of the projects I need to finish up this month!
I am thankful – That Christmas music is now playing on the radio!
One of my favorite things –
Making things!
I am creating – Afghans.
I am wearing – A cozy flannel nightgown.
I am reading – The Bible. Not much time for reading.
I am watching – Motives & Murders on Prime
I am listening to –
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
I am hoping – To get everything finished in time for the holidays!
I am learning – That patience is not something I have in abundance.
In my kitchen – The Instant Pot is workin’ hard for me. It’s soup season!
***I made some squash soup yesterday and it’s delicious. I’ve been asked for the recipe and honestly, it’s really just whatever you want your soup to taste like and however thick you want it. I’m a “dump” cook so I just do what looks and tastes right to me.

– Cook your squash. – Add whatever seasons and meat you want.

Tada! That’s my dump recipe.
You can find a more “real” recipes on Pinterest or make up your own!

Under my needle –
This was the last project under my cross stitch needle and now he’s put away until next year.
On my hook – This actually is just off my hook.
A moment from my day –
Finally being able to take down these creepy towels that my DIL made.

UPDATE – This is a twofer post because somewhere along my day yesterday I got distracted… Shocking, I know.

Anyway, Happy Monday everybody!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. You see what my weekend consisted of. All things mish-mash holidays! I suspect it will be much the same for the rest of the year but I’m not complaining. I quite enjoy the process.

Okay. Now that Halloween has passed is anybody looking forward to Christmas???
I know we have Thanksgiving first but still…

Seriously tho, Thanksgiving is coming up!
In the next few days let’s start sharing recipes and horror stories of family gatherings!

Wow. It’s after 11pm. I need to get this posted and head to bed.
I’m heading up to the mountain tomorrow but I’ll be back in the valley with plenty of time to catch up on posts!

Sweet dreams my friends!
Be well.

24 thoughts on “NOVEMBER THREE/FOUR – Simple Sunday/Manic Monday

  1. That scarf is beautiful, but I could do without the cross stitch and those towels…..LOL!

    Your soup recipe sounds delicious . . . Hahaha. I make veggie lasagna the same way. Sometimes you have to change up the recipe and just use what you have.

    I’m not that big a fan of Thanksgiving. Too much starch and carbs. I’ve got the holiday family horror stories. Fortunately, we have cut a lot of those folks out of our life.


    1. Thank you. Hahaha. – Yessss. I think you have to change things up. I rarely follow recipes, patterns, directions or suggestions. 😀 – I looovvve Thanksgiving for exactly the reasons you’re not a fan! Hahahahaha. – Oh, I know what you mean about cutting folks out… I have made that same choice to ALL of the negative, overly judgey, woe is me DNA blood ties. It’s too bad it has to be that way but I’m just not having it anymore. Life is too short.


  2. Love the welcome campers. Yikes.

    Yes it’s soup season and you make soup like hubby does. Dump, dump and then dump some more. The best way to make soup.

    I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a fabulous day, Karen. Big hug. ♥


    1. Thank you Sandee and I’m glad I’m not the only one who does the dump, dump cooking style. I do it with a lot of things I cook and I too think it’s the best way. 🙂 xoxo Big hugs back at ya’. ❤

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  3. I have too much trauma around Christmas to enjoy it properly. I worked at the evil toy store for 11 years, and I burned out on Christmas music, among other things. Nice looking scarf.


    1. Aw. I’m sorry to hear that. There’s a place in Michigan called Frankenmuth. It stays Christmas year-round and I’ve always wanted to live there. 🙂

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  4. Love the scarf and all your other crafts, Karen! 👌 Canadian Thanksgiving was in October and it’s not nearly as fun as the American 4-day holiday. Enjoy! At my house, Christmas holiday mode starts on the fourth Sunday before (aka the First Advent), as per German tradition, ending on Jan. 6. Of course, once Halloween is over, we’re bombarded with Christmas advertising, sure to put us in the mood (or annoy us 🙂 ) Happy crafting!


    1. Thank you, Debbie. I’m so behind I thought I answered you! Do you have an Advent calendar? We used to have them growing up. Beautiful, sparkly calendars my parents got in Germany, as a matter of fact. 🙂 I just saw a post on Facebook that Costco has an Advent wine calendar. Hahahaha. That’s crazy and I may have to stand in line and get one. 🙂

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      1. I had Advent calendars growing up; they were so pretty! 🙂 Haven’t seen one in years. Great idea to make wine-themed ones! I’ll have to check that out on the next trip to Costco. 😀

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      2. We always did too and I’m surprised how many people don’t have them now but they seem to be making a come back.


  5. I laughed out loud at your cross stitch project and the creepy towels LOL! Pretty knitted scarf, I really love the design and colors! I always look forward to Christmas and I love Christmas carols, especially Nat King Cole singing “Chestnuts Roasting on the Open Fire” (not sure if that’s the actual name of the song). It’s been such a busy week for me and I’m late getting to this post but I hope your week was great! 🙂

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    1. Mimi, just have to add that “Chestnuts Roasting on the Open Fire” is the Nat King Cole “Christmas Song” you were listening to! I realized that after I had already left my comment LOL! 😉

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    2. Thank you JLil. My week has been, meh but I’m alive so that’s a plus, huh? Enjoy those Christmas tunes. It’s my favorite music. 🙂

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