|One of several cuts on Holly|
Consider yourself duly warned.
Of course, you know that September included a trip to London for me and Rob. What you do not know is that we aren’t the only ones who were anticipating a trip. In September, Joe learned that he had earned a bonus for doing a good job: a trip for two to Disney World. Can you imagine how excited he and Bibi are to go on this trip? And I can’t describe how proud I am of him.
Then imagine everyone’s surprise when my step-father offered to pay for Erin to go, paying for her flight and passes to the park. So Rob and I weren’t the only ones with travel excitement in September (although Joe & Co are still looking forward to their trip).
We have not one, not two, but three birthdays. Erin and Joe and Marc all celebrate in October. And Rob’s brother and mother also have birthdays in October. So, we already had every reason to know that October would be special, would be a good month. How could it be anything else with family traveling to Disney World and so many birthdays for so many wonderful people?
What’s in store for October besides birthdays?
I have a couple of projects on my calendar, both involving writing. And I have a manuscript to read for a family member. (By that I mean I won’t make any money.)
I’m still being careful with my physical health after spending the summer in so much pain. My plan in October is to continue using the stationary recumbent bike, to add some strength training while still remaining cautious, and doing some form of stretching at least twice a week. But I don’t want to do anything that could cause me injury. Fact: I’m scared to hurt myself again. I’ve no doubt that nobody can blame me for feeling this way. I draw comfort from knowing that I’ve faced this sort of fear before and overcome it. The proof is in the attic—my walker, which I haven’t needed since 2007/8.
There are other things to do that will fill the month. Life goes on but, I confess, I wasn’t home for 24 hours before I wanted to leave on another vacation. But I’ll save that for another blog post.
Did anything special happen in your life this September?
Are you looking forward to anything special in October?