Even the beginning of November got away from me, but now I have the reins of my household firmly in hand, and I'm hoping this will be a more organized, deliberate month. Generally November is a nondescript month for me. We don't have any family birthdays. I know we have Thanksgiving, but since I've lived in Nigeria for so long, and it's not a holiday here, it just seems to get rolled into all the other days.
Today I planned out our menu for this week at least. I hope that will give a little more semblance to the week.
This November we actually have plans for every single weekend--which is something I usually try to avoid. I really enjoyed the ones that already happened, and I'm looking forward to the next three weekends.
1st weekend: family trip to Yankari with Minneapolis visitors
2nd weekend: mini-retreat at our house for 10 staff members I work with
3rd weekend: International Food Fair (we're going to be honorary Koreans this year!)
4th weekend: Craft Sale (usually a good day for our sewing program)
5th weekend: Thanksgiving dinner at our compound for people who are looking for a place to celebrate with others.
Each weekend deserves its own post--I'll see if the month of November allows for it!