NaBloPoMo: day 1 (the start)

I can’t believe that it is November already.  It seems like only a minute ago we were sitting in the stadium, swatting away the bees and sweating to death and now winter is in the air.  Soccer season has ended and now we move on towards Christmas and Driver’s Ed.  Corrigan has been on his clinical trial drug for almost a year now and we are still awaiting FDA approval so that others can benefit as he has.

The crispness in the air has me already worried about how I will afford Christmas again, and dreading the snowy January and February trips for Corrigan’s appointments in Baltimore and DC., but I am also cheerfully looking forward to snow days and making huge pots of thick soups and homemade biscuits.  I’ve already started looking for my Christmas CD’s and scouring Pinterest for thrifty holiday decorating ideas.

Last December was a brutal month that we stumbled through like zombies and included my Father-in-Law’s accident, caused by a cancerous brain tumor just a few weeks before Christmas. He was transferred to Baltimore for brain surgery and treatment and Mark was gone to be by his side.  The week before Christmas, Corrigan was hospitalized due to elevated ammonia and less than 48 hours later he fell and broke his collar bone.  Two days before Christmas we were again at the doctor’s and on New Years Eve, Little C was again in crisis, this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Last winter was light on snow, but heavy on drama.

I’ve got a good feeling about this season though.  There’s been a lot of healing this year and we all came out as better people. Stronger people.  And soon we will have more people to love as my sweet baby sister is due to give birth the first week of December.  New life, I can hardly believe it!

Hello November, fancy meeting you here.  I’m going to try and enjoy every single day of your month before the craziness of Thanksgiving through New Years begins.  Oh and hey! It’s that time of year again, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and I can’t promise that I will succeed in all 30 days of posting, but I am going to try.  I am going to focus on thankfulness this year because I truly am.  What are you thankful for today?

3 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo: day 1 (the start)

  1. I’m thankful I will be well (except for my knee) at 80 on November 6. I’m thankful that my other son, Bob is coming from New Hampshire. I’m thankful that my book is on the brink of publication and that I feel proud of it; it’s a good read. And finally, I’m glad to have found a lovely, caring, talented, feeling, responsible, good wife and mother like you for a friend, Mindy Mooney.

    Love and seasons blessings to you,



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