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A Sentence A Day~ November

When I learned about writing a sentence a day for journaling, I knew it was something I wanted to do.  I was right, because here I am today, still doing it! This is my seventh month and I don't think I will be slowing down anytime soon. It's just one sentence a day, although, trying to summarize the day's events and emotions into one sentence is challenging.

For past editions of the A Sentence A Day journaling, check out these links: MayJuneJuly,  AugustSeptember and October.

November 1.  The day after a wonderful Halloween, yet I felt driven to take down all the Halloween decorations inside and out and get my Thanksgiving items up, front and center.

November 2.  Working with teachers who are in it for the students, makes me feel like I am in it for them and that makes us all want to work harder!

November 3.  Going to see Shakespeare with my English major husband, makes me appreciate his knowledge about the subject, especially when it is McBeth.

November 4. Unusual date night for us started with dinner at a new restaurant with great cocktails, then headed over to the Lindenwood University women's volleyball game.

November 5. One of the best days I have had in my life, as an idea I had came to fruition and benefited many people in my community in a very positive way!

November 6.  A day of rest after a big day is a gift that I should have been giving myself LONG before this.

November 7. Rainy days and Mondays...don't always get me down but today was a rather lazy day.

November 8.  I voted today, and while the crowds were historical, I felt an unease about the event, like things were going to change, and maybe not for the better.

November 9.  The day after the election, and now I realize that I am living in an America I do not know. A man was elected President with a campaign filled with race bashing, immigrant hating, and gay bashing rhetoric that makes me frightened for family and friends.  I'll be praying more now than ever.

November 10.  I love birthdays, and they are even more special when you get to celebrate a milestone with a very special friend.

November 11.  I am in the thralls of making ornaments and am having a blast being creative around my favorite holiday, Christmas!

November 12.  Our date night was to see Anthony Bordain at the Fox and wow, he is a dynamic speaker!

November 13.  Lazy, easy, peaceful, restful day.

November 14.  When I am designing lessons for my college students, I have a high that is not unlike a runner's high.

November 15.  A perfectly poached egg will make my day!

November 16.  My momma is in the hospital and I am all messed up inside with worry.

November 17.  The day of my birth is celebrated by my mom being dismissed from the hospital with good reports and a lovely dinner in a romantic spot with my husband.

November 18. I enjoy reading a book while sitting outside, looking up now and again to see the ducks on the lake and the play of the wind across the water.

November 19.  Dinner with friends who understand how to be kind to waitstaff is such a blessing, especially when your server is brand new to the field.

November 20.  I love the symphony, sitting back and letting the music roll over my brain, seeping in the cracks and kissing my neurons.

November 21.  I had the best belly laugh today when the 80 year old woman who was driving me decided to go down the center lane because "this looks like fun!"

November 22.  Ashley and Eric are home and the house feels alive!

November 23.  Our Thanksgiving dinner as a family is special and sweet.

November 24.  I live for this Thanksgiving of traditional foods that mean comfort, family, and love, even if they are not gourmet and fancy.

November 25.  I love it when my husband joins in with enthusiasm for decorating for Christmas along with me.

November 26.  Ashley and Eric are back after visiting his folks in Jefferson City, so we shopped and hung around Frontenac Mall for awhile before going home and just enjoying each other's company!

November 27.  I had a Christmas Cookie Exchange and with my husband's help, even though he was up late with a band gig, was a huge success!

November 28.  This was such a lovely day, then I remembered I had a presentation to do for a school that was four hours away for the next day and that changed the whole dynamic of my day since traveling four hours and logistics were having to be made.

November 29.  Major snafu on my part caused the workshop I was giving to be cancelled and I really feel bad about how I let that district down.

November 30.  Still feeling bad about my snafu this week but my Classroom Management class was so eager to learn tonight that I felt myself relaxing and enjoying their conversation.

So while November ended on a weak note, I surely loved my birthday month.  Consider doing your own A Sentence A Day journal.  It is super easy and yet challenging to summarize your day into one sentence.  Let me know if you decide to do it in the comments.  What a wonderful New Year's thing to do!

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  1. oh what a lovely idea! It's interesting seeing snapshots of your day and how positive and upbeat you are!

  2. I can't wait to see what December brings. Love the post very entertaining. Thanks :-)

  3. I still love that you do this, I think it's so awesome.
    It seems like November was pretty good to you. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad your Mom was able to celebrate. I hope all is well.
    All the best!

  4. I love journaling but haven't been consistent. I absolutely love this idea. Do you use a specific type of journal for this?

  5. I've been encouraging my much younger sister to do something similar. I just sent her this post as a reminder. I think it would be a great part to her day.

  6. I think the sentence a day concept is really cool! Like you, as soon as Halloween ends I feel the need to take the decorations down. I think it's because I feel like the holidays officially start when it's finally November! I think that sounds like fun making ornaments, I've always wanted to give that a try. Lovely post :)

  7. I so need to follow your lead and journal a sentence a day. It may be the only way I can create the habit of journaling!

  8. It is a good thing - I had my daughter start this activity years ago when she was so very young ad she still does it. She has years of memories to look through

  9. I'm intrigued about what happened on the 5th! And I love this idea for one-sentence journaling..I might need to give it a try in 2017!

  10. How awesome, I love this recap a day thing. Very creative.

  11. Such an attainable journaling goal! Love that sentence a day idea. Its easy to do and so fun to look back on later in life. Great memories...

  12. I like this sentence a day journal type thing. It is something I might try out because it is a good idea!

  13. This is a cool idea, Terri! I might implement it on my own blog someday. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I haven't heard of this before but I love the idea! Kind of a nice way to clear the brain before falling asleep!

  15. What a great way to get into journaling. I've never heard of this before, and love the idea of it!

  16. This is a great idea! A nice little summary of your day, but I can see it must be tricky fitting it into just one sentence some days. Have a great December!

  17. I love this idea! Such a great way to remember the month!

  18. One sentence can say so much don't you think? It's a great idea to finish the day off with this exercise. It's quick, its simple and it makes you reflect. I like it.

  19. What do you teach? I am so in awe of teachers -- It is a skill and a profession I could never do!! I love this idea. I should do this next year starting in January. This is better than a journal. :)

  20. I really like this idea! I normally will use a writing prompt but I love this one sentence a day idea. Going to try it!


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