December 5, 2012
It was with great relief that I realized yesterday that I’d survived November with no great upheaval! Big deal, you say. For me, it is. Novembers have not been kind to me in the past. It has gotten to the point I face the month with a bit of fear and trembling, believing I’m fated to have some kind of sadness or bad luck to deal with each year at that time.
Here’s my track record, all of these happened in various Novembers over the past ten to twelve years. My grandmother died, I had emergency appendectomy, my brother in law died quite unexpectedly, I had planned surgery, I got a most undeserved and expensive speeding ticket, more stressful health issues, and I lost a beloved cat. So yes, I began to see a pattern and, thus, held my breath this year as the month began.
But this year I survived! Had a few close calls…almost didn’t get to see my son at Thanksgiving thanks to his friend backing out of transportation plans at the very last minute…but I made it! Whew!
How about you? Do you have any days you face, holding your breath? Do Friday the 13ths worry you? Are Mondays your downfall?
(Oh, and for what it’s worth, I also realized this year that I met my husband on a Friday the 13th, so those days don’t scare me at all! 🙂 )