November 2019 Collage

November 2019 was difficult as Pretty Girl has been very ill, and we thought we were going to lose her. Not that we’ll have her for much longer, but at least we have time to prepare.

Beauty: body
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
• Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
• Walk 10,000 steps per day.
• Sleep 8 hours each night.
70.3 kg
69.93 kg
I’m struggling with salt and the heat – need to work harder to reduce my sodium intake. The Summer sandals I bought aren’t going to work when it gets really hot, so I’ve had to get a more adjustable pair.

Passed another transplantiversary, and, well, things could have been better.
Beauty: home
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
• Work out how to take home renovation holidays.
🙂🙂The new door arrived, and we’ve ordered a security screen as well. And we’ve more or less finished the bathroom – just a new flyscreen for the window to go.
Beauty: garden
My garden is lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold.
• Develop a new garden plan.
🙂😐Still haven’t formulated a garden plan, though we have ideas swirling around. We’ve started bushfire preparations, and are moving into the time of year where we have to keep the watering up. I’ve already lost a baby loquat.
Friendship: friends
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
• Find (or start) a local writers group.
🙂😐I’ve been very unsociable and more or less cancelled all my engagements this month.

But I did see a cute couple, and eventually accepted a stranger’s love.
Friendship: creatures
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
🙂😐Pretty Girl isn’t doing well, and the vet suggests 3 – 6 months. On the other hand, we have baby birds up the wazoo, and there’s a baby magpie that sings outside my Library window. The birdbath is getting a workout.
Friendship: contribution
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
• Develop a charitable works programme.
😐😐Not much in the way of contribution, aside from travelling and spending money in drought-affected regions.

But I wrote a Medieval Dinner Party.

And thought about Memory.
Wisdom: growth
I learn and grow every day.
• Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
🙂🙂We went on a tour of some Silo Art. If you’re interested, there are a few pubs on the market in regional Victoria.
Pleasure: adventure
I am brave and adventurous not afraid to try new things.
🙂🙂Saw Ragtime the musical, which wasn’t as ragtimey as I’d hoped.

Despite everything, I managed to finish four short stories and kept my long story streak going (64 days). “Only” 19,356 words, but still better than October.
Pleasure: recharge
I work hard and have the right to rest and recharge.
• Turn the computer off by 7 pm.
• Read 78 books in 2019.
😐😐Got some good reading done: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement VillageThe Last Days of New ParisCrystal CreekThe HorsemanThe Paris WeddingA Walk to Remember, though I’m 8 books behind my target now.

According to my journal, November 2019, I spent a lot of time caring for the dog and cleaning up assorted messes, followed by long naps to make up for the time I wasn’t sleeping at night. At least that’s what I wrote on the days that I actually wrote… I bought some cute stickers and used them liberally.

How was November 2019 for you?

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