Nov 1, 2011

New November

There is something about new months that makes me bubbly; not just November, any given month. Here's wishing you all a very happy November 2011! Hard to believe we are in the last lapse of the year 2011.

Yesterday was Halloween. It was fun to see neighborhood kids dressed up as different monsters and animals and fairies come knocking at the door saying, "Trick or Treat!" The cutest was a baby elephant with chocolate smudges all over his/her face. I wish I had taken a picture to show you all.

Halloween is a pagan ritual which is not encouraged in our children's school but they wished to go trick or treating in the last minute. So they made up costumes like pirates and doctor and went knocking at a few doors.

November is unique in NJ in the sense that the old things give way to new. The trees shed their leaves and homes their junk and some their weight to be prepared for the much celebrated Thanksgiving feast. It kind of makes me sad to see the trees become bare but then soon snow covers them to bring back some joy.

This year surprisingly we got the snowfall earlier than expected. We had a heavy downpour over the weekend causing downed trees and power loss across the state. In fact my children's school is closed for the second day in a row. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

Chestnuts are in. It is one snack we look forward to during this time of the year. I have figured out an easy way to roast it in the microwave. All it takes is 2 1/2 minutes for a tempting treat!

Every year we host Thanksgiving - gathering a few friends, roasting a turkey. But this year I am tired of even thinking about it. May be as the day gets closer I might get charged up, but for now it seems impossible.

Soon it will be Christmas and I am not looking forward to it either. I hate to spend Christmas alone by ourselves and I do not feel up to hosting either. The only option it leaves us with is to do some traveling. We are thinking of ideas; let's see how it turns out.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, what else friends are for? Happy November once again! Looking forward to plenty of posts from you all this new month.


A said...

Host a Christmas party. Christmas is not good time to travel. I assume you did not lose power. Some of my friends don't have powers for days now.

NRIGirl said...

You sound like my mother @A!

We lost power for about 5 minutes on Sunday and I was beginning to panic already; Then the power came! :))

Someone is Special said...

First time I experienced it.. I mean I saw kids doing that.. and yeah you are right.. friends are one's best world..

Someone is Special

KParthasarathi said...

My daughter didnt have power for three or four days.With heavy snow on one day,they could manage thanks to the fireplace kept alive by gas.Fragrant candles kept the home bright.Mobile phones could be charged in the car when they drove out.Net was also down.But it is scary if it happens for prolonged period in deep winter.
I wish you a happy November and happier December

A said...

Moms always wish well :)))

Mangala said...

November is my favorite month too as I am a November baby...I get all excited abt my bday and I become a kid literally looking forward to my bday celebrations!!! bday's coming!!

anilkurup said...

Soon it will Xmas and then you can pe about hopes the New year will bring forth.

I have never been in the West during Xmas times, being there in early December or later in the New Year. I could even then smell and see the readying for the festivities.

Have quiet November and a great Xmas party.

Bikramjit said...

travelling COME to UK :)

and november i like 11-11-11 yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)
I have some time off during christmas so we are planning to drive to italy from uk ...


R. Ramesh said...

nanri nanri..Hi buddy thanks for keeping patience with me and not getting annoyed as I was tied up for some time..sure u doing well..stay connected n keep the cheers..wishes always u r a wonderful friend

YL said...

Did the children get enough candy during their visit knocking at doors?
celebrate christmas! invite just a single family and ask them to stay for a day or two.
that way you may not get tired with over work.
Those who are talking about power failure, we have power cut for hours together evry day. wat do you say to this?
Happy birth day wishes to Mangala. May goodness and mercy fill your life!

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