November has come to an end. That was a quick and really busy month. Suffice to say, some projects and goals and that endless to-do list had its ups and downs. Its just how it is. The first part is accepting and being okay with it all. Not to mention, everything in general was kind of overwhelming so mentally, not in such a great spot. Its probably telling me something but I’m not going to discuss that because there are a lot of things on my mind right now as 2018 heads into its last month and I’m thinking a lot about 2019.
Blood in the Snow Festival (BITS 2018)
First time tackling remote coverage is definitely a pretty good experience. Unlike physically being at the festival, remote coverage is all about time management and working with embargos and getting things done in a timely fashion because there is nothing pushing physically to be done and its all more superficial. Blog technicalities aside, its also the first time working on Blood in the Snow Festival and it had a lot of interesting and intriguing movies to offer. Nothing that was disappointing but some were average and some were amazing. It had different genres and covered Canadian films which I love to dive into. Its only a few days long which is a much lighter festival but its a pity to not be on the spot to see all the industry panels and everything they have to offer. The variety of content alone makes it an interesting one to be present in person for.
With that said, all the movies have been reviewed:
With that said, a festival page under movies for Blood in the Snow Festival has been created now so you can find all the reviews HERE.
Black Friday was pretty calm this year. I didn’t go out with a huge intention of spending a lot so I found some deals that I thought were worth it to fill some of the needs and stuff. A few purchases were surprises but nothing that broke the piggy bank too much.
You can see the haul post HERE.
Christmas is in full effect at our house. I only showed the new little bits of our place and the Christmas tree. I might have a little Christmas decorations thing in December but then its not a big change anyways.
The week after I decided to do NaNoWriMo, things pretty much went downhill. After BITS 2018 came onto my radar and work got hectic and whatnot, that was it. I never expected to finish it in the first place but I had to put it aside if I wanted to at least have some normal sleeping schedule. Either way, I might actually work on that during the year afterwards. I have some nice ideas for my fanfic. I’ve never written one and sponataneity wasn’t really working. Either way, not feeling too bad about it. Something had to be give and this was the choice I had to make.
Next year though, I do want to get back to it and get some planning done beforehand.
Announcement: Christmas/Holiday Marathon
We head into December tomorrow. Like the last few years, I’m going to be doing a little holidays and Christmas marathon of sorts. I’m going to see if I can find some holiday themed books to end the year while probably go through some films on Netflix. Its slim pickings and mostly Hallmark type films but I’ll make do with what I can. This will be the official announcement for the marathon.
Some titles considered right now:
- The Princess Switch
- The Holiday Calendar
- Bad Santa
- The Night Before
- A Christmas Prince 2 (I saw that its supposed to be released in December)
- Nailed It! Holiday (also coming out in December)
- The Christmas Chronicles
- El Camino Christmas
Thats it for this Weekly Adventures!
What have you been up to?
5 thoughts on “My Weekly Adventures: Christmas Is Just Around the Corner”
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were disappointing, so I am glad you found something.
Can we borrow a few non blu ray Christmas movies to watch next time we see you? Your post made me realize we (me and you) have not seen Love Actually together even if we discussed it eons ago..
Oh, they were, but Zulily with no shipping and the desperation of clothes was in the question. What sucked was the Dynamite actually had better sales afterwards when it raised 40% to 50% off or something. Oh well, at least I’m happy with the pants which are the only things that has arrived so far. 😉 And no problem for movies, we will discuss off the blog.
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Sounds good. Let’s talk soon!
I found Black Friday kinda disappointing this year.
Love the sound of your Christmas movie marathon! I recently watched The Christmas Chronicles so I’d love to read your thoughts on it when you see it 🙂
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Adding The Christmas Chronicles in then. Maybe watch it this weekend. 🙂