Well here it is. We knew it was coming. We trick ourselves into thinking that maybe this year it won’t and we can skip right through to Christmas and then the spring, but we knew we were just fooling ourselves. November is a strange month. Smack dab in the middle of the Fall. Not quite winter, but not the nicest of weather, at least here in Southern Ontario it isn’t. The leaves are falling quickly off the trees and they are beginning to get more bare as the days pass. The rain falls a little more frequently in November, or at least it feels like it does because it isn’t the warm rain of summer, it is the cold, bone chilling rain of an almost winter day. We find out there are usually two types of people in November. The people who say, “well, at least it isn’t snow” and the others who say, “I wish it was just a little colder so it would be snow instead.” I have to admit to being one of the later and as much as Val likes her rainy days, I know she loves her snowy ones too.
As November begins today we are hoping that we keep adding some interesting things to read on our blog, some delicious recipes to try, and some fitness ideas that would inspire you to get out and give them a try. This month, we will be bringing you an interview with Sharon Babineau. Sharon is the Mother of Maddie Babineau, who, at the age of 12 was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Maddie was given the gift from the Children’s Wish Foundation of just about anything she wanted, but chose to use the money towards building a school in Africa. In cooperation with Free the Children, Maddie’s vision was accomplished. Without giving too much of the interview away, we will be speaking with Maddie’s Mom, Sharon about the school and her ongoing fundraising on behalf of Maddie’s Everlasting Wish foundation.
Val and I were gushing over our new cookbooks we bought yesterday as well. A review and a recipe will be coming from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food book and from Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul. We can’t wait to test out some of the amazing food that is in these two books and share them with you.
We also will be bringing you some winter fitness ideas. Sure, there is always the trek to the gym, which will be in our routines, but getting out in the cold air and snow can really add to your winter experience. If we can get ourselves moving in the winter, the time moves a little quicker and the long, cold winter becomes something we actually look forward to. So get your mitts, hats, and woolies out of the closet and get ready for some winter fun!
So let us welcome November, the not so popular month that it is, with open arms and see it as a new beginning.