My goal for 2020 was to read 24 books. If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see that I blew past that with 50, but it’s a bit misleading – over a dozen of those books were novellas that accompanied a couple of young adult series I got into. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether that should count, but needless to say, I met my goal! I did read a bit more that usual because of COVID. My family was under a stay-at-home order for about 6 weeks and there were multiple weeks when I was not working. While we had some normalcy for a few months, life was never really normal, as we continued to avoid shopping in stores and didn’t see quite as many friends and family as usual…
Happy 2021! Never have I been so happy to welcome in a new year, filled with optimism about what the future holds.
This week, I’m celebrating the end of 2020. While I can’t yet say goodbye to the pandemic, nor put my kids on a school bus and send them off to a more patient teacher than myself…. I can look back on the good from 2020. More family time. A Disney World trip that we snuck in just before the pandemic hit, that the kids talked about all year. More time outside and exploring local treasures. Getting a puppy who is adorable when she’s not driving me crazy. And more time doing things I enjoy, like reading, cooking, and crafting.
August is usually Back to School time for us. While this year is going to look a little different, some things don’t change. I’ll still be packing my lunchbox and going to work, although maybe a little less frequently than in the past. And the kids will still need to be fed lunch – not at a school cafeteria this year but at home in our kitchen.
Today I’m looking back on 2019 – some of your favorite recipes that I’ve posted. This is always a fun post to write. I enjoy looking back on what I shared over the year, delight in seeing some of my personal favorites among my most popular posts as well as a few surprises, recipes that I enjoyed (of course I enjoyed them, otherwise I wouldn’t have shared them!) but that I didn’t realize how much you enjoyed them as well!
November is arriving and that means it is time for our monthly recipe round-up! This month our group of bloggers is featuring recipe for Thanksgiving. We have a lot of ideas for your Thanksgiving dinners, especially tasty side dishes and some delicious desserts. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Recipes To Inspire You”