At times my “31 Things to do” before I hit 32 seems to be ticking along and progress seems to be made, but then other times I look at the list and feel overwhelmed by how many are left.
Though November was a very good month for checking off items.
I finished reading 25 books and have continued along – now I am up to 28. I’ve read some great ones, some ok ones and a couple that I wish I hadn’t have wasted my time one.
I also went away for a weekend with Nate, which we have never done. We went to Canmore for the weekend, stayed in a nice hotel, ate some terrific food, tried to snow shoe (there was no snow), and did some shopping.
While we were there we also made a stop in Banff which allowed me to check another thing off my list.
In November I also completed a long time goal of mine and that was to make from scratch – not a box – a double layer chocolate cake. I had tried it one time before and it was and EPIC fail. So I thought I would go with, in my opinion, the best baker on the market right now – Anna Olsen. I’ve always been a fan and have had her cookbook SUGAR for ages. With her help and good directions I was able to create my first double layer chocolate cake with a buttercream from scratch.
As I look at the picture I see I need some icing help – but that could be on next year’s list.