Starting November With Things I Like

I’m joining LeeAnna over at Not Afraid Of Color for an I Like Thursday post.  I always enjoy reading her posts of things she likes.  November seemed like a good month for joining in the fun.

I enjoy the pause November gives us between Halloween and Christmas. It goes much too fast. Especially with birthdays thrown in the mix. However, it’s a good month to take a breath. Give a few thanks.

And stomp in the leaves covering the ground crunching them underfoot. 

Enjoy the flowers hanging on despite the frost (we’ve not had a hard frost yet) and the tomatoes still trying very hard.  

Even though I often drive to other places to see it, I like the fall beauty right in my own front yard. 

And Inside:

It’s fun to bring in a bit of the outside…

I also like cozy blankets (or blanket scarves I can’t quite figure out how to wear…)

Perfect level of warmth for early mornings or the evenings. Or for wrapping up and reading a book.

Who doesn’t like books?   Admittedly, I didn’t like the Sofie Kelly book…couldn’t even finish it. I loved the two Ginger Bolton cozy mysteries I read though. Any recommendations for another author who writes in the cozy mystery genre?

Inside And Outside

A strange realization this morning… 

I like taking down the decorations! It’s not I don’t enjoy putting them out and enjoying them while they’re there. I just get some odd satisfaction from taking them all down and having a breather between the seasons.  Just me?

Probably couldn’t speak properly of inside and outside without acknowledging the little gray cat:

She keeps me on my toes.

Though sometimes she gets a bit cranky about all the picture snapping.  She likes me to wait until she’s napping to do my own things.

Hope you enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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11 thoughts on “Starting November With Things I Like

  1. lapaylor

    Oh. How. Fun!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at I Like Thursday (your link is in the queue now, and I’ll automatically keep it in unless you decide not to post , just let me know)

    I love the crunch of leaves and Milo likes to pick up a stick with dried leaves and shake it like a rattle.
    The gray cat is absolutely gorgeous, and probably just tired of the papparazzi.
    As to cozy mysteries… I am in the middle of the Tea Shop series by Laura Child, female protagonist who owns a tea shop in Charleston, always solving murder mysteries. I really love Her Royal Spyness, a young thing in England, 55th in line for the crown, set in 1920’s, who seems always embroiled in a murder!
    By Rhys Bowen. Ms Bowen also writes a series called Molly Murphy who is Irish living in NYC around 1910 and hung out her shingle as a PI.
    Thanks Jean for always providing a great post

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you for letting me join in the fun! We do love our little gray cat around here. I’ll have to check out your book suggestions on my next library trip!

  2. Roseanne

    Good Morning! Welcome to the like/love group. I’m so glad you joined us!! Oh my, your gray cat is just gorgeous. She is giving you the look though, isn’t she. How dare you snap my picture. Crunching leaves is just the best, isn’t it? Unless you are tasked with raking them all and someone runs through them and you have to start all over. Not that I know anything about that. I do have some book suggestions for you – I’ll have to think about the authors’ names and get back to you. I love, love, LOVE to read and so does my bestie, sister, SIL. Oddly enough, I like to take down decorations as well. Even Christmas, which I just love putting up – there’s a sense of satisfaction taking them down for the new year. Happy Thursday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Oh, that would not be very fun. My husband mulched ours up with the riding lawn mower. Maybe that’s what it is…taking them down for the new year. Happy Thursday to you as well!

  3. Pat Evans

    Welcome to I like Thursdays. It’s a fun group.
    Your gray cat is beautiful, if a bit severe looking.
    I second LeeAnna’s recommendation of the teas shop mysteries. Other authors to try: Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles series (she also has two other series); Lorna Barrett, Booktown mysteries; Joanne Fluke, Hannah Swensen mysteries; Leslie Meier, Lucy Stone mysteries, and Katherine Hall Page (I forget the characters name, but she is a caterer, her husband is a minister and the titles all begin with Body in the …). There are lots of others, of course, but these are the ones I have read.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! She’s usually quite sweet and cuddly, had just had enough on that day. Thanks for all the suggestions, something to look for on my next library trip!

  4. Colette

    Welcome to the Thursday I Like gang. Great pictures and love your list of likes. Your little gray cat reminds me of the cat I inherited from the Ancient ones. Lucy has the best expressions.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m pretty sure our cat communicates with us using telepathy. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

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