Stacey Loscalzo

Nov 30

What I Learned: November 2015 Edition

by Stacey

A community of writers create monthly posts highlighting what they have learned during the last thirty or so days. Each month, I wish I had remembered to join in but I tend to forget every single time.

Today though, I finally remembered so here goes!

This month I learned that…

I am happy when the weather stays crazy warm well in to the fall. We had the warmest October on record and I’m fairly sure that November is heading in the same direction. No complaints here.


I’ve long believed in the expression that ‘Everyone is a reader. Some people just haven’t met their favorite book yet.’ and this month, I watched the expression come to life. Katherine has always read but not voraciously. This month, she read during the in between times and at breakfast. She started reading as soon as she finished her math homework and asked to keep the light on longer before going to sleep. The secret? Graphic novels. I have a lot to learn about this new-to-me genre but so far, so good.


Bullet journaling might actually be the way for me to keep track of my life. I vacillate between a paper calendar and a google calendar and my world is covered by scraps of paper reminding me of what to do each day. Recently, I read a blog post that introduced me to the idea of bullet journaling and I just might be hooked.


Thanksgiving must be hard on a dog. I’m pretty sure this was Daisy’s position the entire time we were at Rob’s parent’s house and we were there for a long, long time.


No one was motivated the day after Thanksgiving but it was a gorgeous day and I was determined to get us all of the out the house. We gave the girls a few choices and they chose to go on a hike. It was super fun and we are excited to go back again soon.



Old fashioned games are not dead. Katherine went to a birthday party at a new store and discovered a great game called Tapple. We’ve all been playing it. A lot. That said, notice the proximity of the iTouch. Electronics are playing way too big a role in all of our lives right now. I am worried but also feel paralyzed by it. I know limits are the answer and we are trying but not succeeding.


Sisters are the best. When I was pregnant for the second time, I thought I wanted a boy. You know, the whole one of each thing. But I am so happy to have two girls. Of course, they fight but they also love each other so, so much.



  1. Loved this, Stacey. I might try my hand at bullet journaling. Seems like a good idea. Thank you. 

  2. Allie says:

    Perfect! And I’m going to try Graphic novels for Hunter.

  3. Nina says:

    Really like the idea of bullet journaling. And I need your daughter’s fuzzy reading pillow.

  4. Kristen says:

    Oh, bullet journaling. I am QUITE intrigued by this concept. Thank you for introducing it to me. And that photo of your dog on Thanksgiving is priceless. We have yet to enter the technology phase for M (other than very limited iPad use to watch a few shows), so I look to you and others to see what struggles lie ahead. It seems so dicey to me and I’m not sure how it will go for us either, particularly if the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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