Justin moment: Justin and I had a lot to overcome this month due to all of the issues above plus the fact that he bought a PS4. I kind of feel like we spent a lot of time doing our own things (video games for him, bubble baths or naps for me) or I was cleaning while he was watching the girls. With all of the sleep problems and sickness, we also didn't get nearly enough cuddle time since we weren't always sleeping together in our room. Everyone is healthy and the house looks great now, so I'm hoping for more quality time in December. Even with all of that going on, we actually were able to get away for TWO dates this month - a Lake Erie Monsters game for Justin's work Christmas party, and we saw Catching Fire. The movie was great, but the hockey game gets the "favorite Justin moment" prize. We both really got into it. I could see this being something we do on the regular when the girls are older, it was a lot of fun!
|The Mirena Slap somehow got me flowers though.|
Picture: I am still incapable of getting a decent pic of both kids. Lucia can't keep her eyes open and Adriana likes to make dorky faces, and they both move so damn much that 99% of the pics I take are blurry. Sigh.
Family activity: Ummmm I don't think we have one this month due to illness and holiday related busy-ness.
Food: Thanksgiving, duh. I don't even care that it was all eaten out of tupperware away from our family. It was delicious. It's also pumpkin muffin season, which makes me happy.
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Book: The only pleasure reading I did this month was for book club - Brain on Fire by Susanna Cahalan. It was pretty good, but definitely hit a little too close to home since one of my real life friends (who is also in book club) also had a case of encephalitis several years ago. It was interesting hearing her perspective on the book and asking all of the questions that I didn't ask back when it was happening.
TV show: I am currently watching the Biggest Loser and getting caught up on this season of Grey's Anatomy right now. I'm not madly in love with either, and BL is totally fixed this season which pisses me off [without trying to spoil too much, that thing they did that affected the previous week's outcome was BULLSHIT.]
Movie: Catching Fire was amazeballs. I really love Jennifer Lawrence.
Game: This is really lame, but we have been playing a ton of The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game. Even Lucia will sit still long enough to play it, and I think it's helping her (finally) learn her colors. Maybe.
Clothing/accessory: I have no special clothing loves this month so we'll just combine this category. I got a Michael Stars wrap in my (last ever, sniff, sniff!) PopSugar Must Haves box and it has been a near constant companion at work. It's like wearing a blanket in my cube, but slightly more professional.
Beauty: I have been loving my Michael Todd True Organics Skincare and Laura Mercier Artist's Palette, but I have more detailed reviews / pics of both of those coming soon so I won't talk about them here. My favorite nail polish of the month was Julep's Ciara, which is one of those really cool iridescent colors that reminds me of a beetle wing. My Michael Todd eye cream pump broke so I went back to my Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Cream. I love returning to an old product only to realize how much you missed it. It's good stuff, as is the sample of Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate. I put it on and was like ahhhh, dimethicone. Silicones make any product feel luxurious. I am not normally a Wen fan, but the Tea Tree Cleansing Conditioner makes my favorites because I've been using it more like a soothing spa treatment type hair mask rather than like a shampoo. Tea tree oil is awesome on my scalp. Finally, I busted out my L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe, which is one of those rare colors that looks stunning all on its own.
That's all, folks! How was your November? What have you been loving lately?