But I am going to get November back by participating in NaBloPoMo. We are going to ignore the fact that I missed the first three days of NaBloPoMo, and I'm going to skip right ahead to getting you all caught up on November with a recap of my last weekend.
("My last weekend" makes it sound like I died at the end. Spoiler alert: I did not die, and I intend to have another weekend in just a few days.)
Katarina and I stayed at a friend's house last week. We did Halloween with her family, and Katarina was Pink Batgirl. The pinkiest Pink Batgirl you have ever seen. And then there was candy.
We ate Mexican food at El Potro for lunch on Friday. It was awesome.
We visited the library on Friday evening. While there, I found a movie based on the first Mandie Book, Mandie and the Secret Tunnel. Katarina has read a few of the series, and they were some of my favorite books when I was a kid, so we are hoping the movie does justice to the story.
We jumped at Airheads on Saturday. Actually the kids jumped. I ate a lot of pizza, and nachos, and buffalo chicken strips. Airheads has good food. The jumping is pretty awesome, too.
On Sunday, Thomas and I were blessed by the wonderful people at the Dental Care Access Foundation with free dental care. I had two fillings and a molar extraction. It was amazing. It was also painful. Partly because I had two fillings and an extraction, but mostly because Novocain doesn't work on me. I felt every second of the procedures. But the dentist who did my work was awesome, and he was as gentle as a person could possibly be while yanking a molar out of someone's mouth.
(Sidenote: The amazing dentist who took care of me on Sunday looked even younger than Katarina's dentist. Second Sidenote: I saw Katarina's dentist volunteering his time while I was there, even though the event was not at his dentist office by the bar.)
I'm happy I did all of that eating over the weekend, because for the past two days I've been eating very little while I wait for my mouth to heal. We did have a small comedy of errors last night when Thomas and I decided to pick up sandwiches from Wawa for dinner (Have I told you about my love for Wawa? I love it so very much), only to get home and find that I wasn't able to open my mouth wide enough to eat said sandwich. It was a little sad. I had Reese's Peanut Butter cups for dinner instead, which cheered me up considerably.
So now you are all caught up on my November. And you have seen Pink Batgirl. That seems like a good start to NaBloPoMo to me.
One last thing. My friend Tia at Becomin' Neurotic is focusing on a Month of Positivity for November. She is talking about self care, gratitude, and all things positive. Last month I participated in #PostPositive, and it was amazing to see what a difference it made to be intentional about positive things, and be surrounded by people (especially on social media) who are doing the same, even if just for one day.
In honor of Tia's Month of Positivity, I'm going to share one small but positive thing from my day. The cable guy showed up at the hotel this morning, and brought us a new box/sensor for the tv. We now have extra channels, including the Hallmark Channel, which I have been missing for a couple of years, and two channels that seem to only play old shows (think classic Nick at Nite, or TV Land before they decided to create their own content). If you need me today, I will be watching reruns of F-Troop, Green Acres, Mr. Ed, and Dragnet. It is a beautiful day - at least, it is inside my tv.
What are you eating/watching/reading/loving today?
*Nothing in this post was sponsored. I just happened to have a busy weekend doing a lot of things that I was able to link to...so I did.