My Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2020

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32 thoughts on “My Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2020

  1. I am bad at time management but I have reached that point where I would like to do what I want to even if I am not using time productively. As long as I am with my family. This year has been too tough on me. Came close to losing it all. But sanity preserved. Hopefully, next year would be healthier. I am sure you would know how to manage everything, you are quite clever. Till then, we are right here in the virtual world

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  2. Time is such a pain sometimes! So glad you enjoyed Amadeus. It’s quite an old film now isn’t it? As a family we finished watching the first series of Strangers Things and really enjoyed it. We’re also watching Connected another Netflix series which is factual and so interesting and the presenter is great fun.

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    1. I wish it could be kind to us here and then! Yes, it was released back in 1984! The director’s cut (3h long) was worth eeeeeevery second and is now among my favourite movies of all time! I’m so glad to hear that you got around to watching the first season of Stranger Things, Nicki!!! It was the best one for me, not to say that the next ones are bad, they’re fun in their own way, following these kids in their journey while they grow up along the way! Connected sounds interesting though. I don’t think I’ve heard of it before! 😮

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  3. Well, you know, commuting can be good for reading 🙂 depending on how you commute, in the distant pre-covid era I used to spend a lot of time in trams, and significant part of my reading had been done there… but I have to admit I was happy to switch to home office. Even after the pandemic, they promised us we’ll get 3-4 days of HO per week.

    Glad you enjoyed Amadeus, it is a great movie, one of many I need to re-watch 😉

    Yes, time… the single most important resource…

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    1. I’m completely with you there! I read ALL the time during my commute (an hour to get there and get back), even if it’s not as smooth as reading at home comfortably hahaha We’ve also discussed what the future of HO for us would be and it sounds similar to what you were told. Guess the future is going to be pretty different from what some might have imagined it hahah

      Indeed! It’s now among my favourites all-time and one that I already can’t wait to rewatch! Classic! 😀

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  4. Indeed time and its sibling free time (the most elusive of the two) are very difficult beasts to tame, and it looks as if you had your work cut out for you this month… Let’s hope that December will be both more relaxed and more… productive in the field you care about 🙂

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  5. Great to hear you watched and enjoyed Amadeus. I remember how excited I was about that movie when it came out, but I don’t remember the last time I saw it. Perhaps a rewatch is in order. Yeah, time is a funny thing. For many of us we do, actually, have more of it than we think because we’re so bad at prioritizing and lose so much time on things we might not enjoy nearly as much as what we miss out on, if only we had more time! And yet, there’s only so much you can prioritize, eventually you will hit your limit and run out of time. But it’s good you don’t beat yourself up over it. Things happen, and we move on the best we can, trying to squeeze as much enjoyment and meaning out of what we have as we can. Here’s to a great December!

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    1. I can only highly recommend it. I heard the theatrical edition had 20 minutes cut off. If it’s what you saw, I can whole-heartedly recommend the 3-hour long director’s cut! It’s a phenomenal movie.

      I can agree with you there, Todd. It’s important that we just continue to do our best and not lose our motivation to do the many things we want to accomplish within a day. There are just too many things to do to dwell in sadness at some of our failures. Learn and thrive, I say! 😀

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  6. Last month, if I remember correctly, you had a lot of green (more things read), so I felt the need for a bit more balance in November.
    I noticed your blogging presence wasn’t at it’s usual, but I’m glad to hear that you are alright for the most part.
    Looking forward to the upcoming in December post!

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  7. First saying “it’s one of those moments throughout a blogging year where you have to suddenly hit the breaks and follow the flow of the traffic if you don’t want to get into an accident.” is BRILLIANT! I think I’ll reuse something similar sometimes because that’s exactly what happened to me for months now. And I just can go with the flow.
    Second Amadeus is indeed a masterpiece!

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  8. I couldn’t tell if you were blogging, etc less or not. Sometimes I think we bloggers are a bit self-absorbed and possibly narcissistic 😉

    Sorry to hear that work “things” changed. I am beginning to hate change more and more. I just want things to stay comfortable. Obviously this has not been my favorite year in that regards, hahahaha.

    Looking forward to your plans for December.

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  9. I love Amadeus! One of my faves! 😀
    Ah, November seems like a snaggy month for you – hopefully December will be better. I share that hope, my November was nothing to write home about either 😉

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  10. I am terrible at time management, especially when there are lots to do and you don’t know where to start so you just end up drifting. You still managed to get quite a lot of reading in, which is more than I can say for myself. I’ve still been riding the Haikyuu wave. I was surprised by how invested I’d be in a story about volleyball. Here’s to a merry December.

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    1. That’s true! I usually just go with the extra easy stuff first just to give myself the impression that I don’t have as much to do hahaha Glad to hear Haikyuu is still treating you well though! That sounds promising! Have an excellent December, Lois! 😀

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  11. I dipped out in November. Now it’s a race to catch up on everything in December and then to wrap up the year.
    Hoping you have a better month and are able to enjoy the Christmas holiday.

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  12. Yay, I loved Amadeus as well! I’ve also seen it as a theatre play, which was – if possible – even better! Sometimes life has to take priority from blogging or even reading and that is as it should be. My November was also hectic and now with my extended Christmas holiday coming up, I need to finalise a gazillion things next week. But who cares, when I soon have 3 weeks off work! Hope December will give you the opportunity for loads of reading and blogging. 😀

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    1. I discovered that the movie was in fact based on a play on Mozart and Salieri, so your news about the play being actually superior makes me even more happy and excited to one day give it a try! I’ll research it for sure now. But man… The movie was really a masterpiece, in my books!

      So glad to hear about those 3 weeks off! I think it’s something everyone deserves and should always look forward to, even if going away on vacation is not much of an option nowadays hahah Hope you have a fantastic time in December and make the most of it! Stay safe! 😀

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  13. I wish time could bend according to how much I need (which is always “more” for some reason 😆)! And if you had a new routine and new things scheduled in your days, it is only normal that you had to slow down on some things. Hopefully you’ll be able to get everything that you want to get done in December, and I hope it’s filled with exciting books and festivities too 😊

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  14. I have not seem Amadeus!!! *boohooo* But oh well, what can I say, I have not seen much movies for that matter lately, old and new! LOL Challenging year for me too, my friend! But I have to remind myself to be thankful for what I have as compared to many others. Also, to remind myself to enjoy the process of blogging and reading and not having to pressure myself to do it (it happens too often for me most of the time 😦 especially when you know you have those NG reviews waiting! LOL Hence I have to remind myself NOT TO CHECK NETGALLEY! rofl) Anw, awesome post, my friend! SOrry have been quiet lately, I’m usually busier this time of the year 🙂

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    1. Haha! That is understandable, but if you do have time for one, I’d recommend Amadeus! It’s a cinematic gem! 😍 And that pressure to read and review is definitely not easy to handle but you just have to know your limits and to remind yourself that you’re doing all this out of a love for it! 😂 I do hope December will be a fun and calm month for you, Jee! Stay safe!! 😁

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