Hello November. I'm always so glad to see you. October used to be my favorite month but after this, this, and this I've decided that you now hold the title of Favorite Month. October hasn't been good to me and my loyalty can only go so far.
But before we get too settled into my favorite month I thought I'd share a photo from last night:
Let's back up a little bit and catch up, shall we?
I was thrown from a horse last Wednesday. By Friday morning I was still in excruciating pain so my mom drove me to an urgent care (remember we were out of town). After one light touch to my abdomen, the doctor told me I needed to head straight to the ER because there was a good possibility of organ damage.
I spent the day getting xrays, CT scan, bloodwork ...you know, all my favorite ways to spend an October day. The good news was that no organs were damaged. The even better news was that I would leave with some strong pain medication. I don't usually like to take medicine beyond the typical Advil, but when you're in this much pain, you're willing to expand your horizons.
I've pretty much been on the couch since Saturday night; with the exception of church since my kiddos were singing in "big" church.
Which brings us to last night. We started a tradition last year of gathering with four other families (totaling 17 kids) for chili and trick-or-treating. I know it's a touchy subject, but we keep the focus on spending time with friends and having fun with the costumes. No ghouls aloud. My dear friend played the perfect hostess by moving her big soft chair into her kitchen so I wouldn't miss out on any of the fun. Since it was pouring rain, the other moms graciously volunteered to stay and keep me company while the dads and kids gathered the bounty. What generous friends. ;)
My kids are too old for me to
World's Finest Chocolate bar ... my golden ticket.
What's your favorite November 1st candy?