Yes, I understand that nobody is going to look at a cryptic title.  I also know that if I want more readers, I have to come up with more interesting titles.  I don’t care.  We are in November and in a little over 365 days, I will be the big 5 – 0.

Let’s face it, this year has been interesting and not always in a nice way.  I have seen the two most important men in my life struggle with their health.  I have discovered up close and personal what dementia is and I’ve had some setbacks of my own.  This paragraph was written with the sole purpose of keeping it real without being rude.  If you know me personally, you know what this is about.

The thing is, I am still here.  In two weeks, I celebrate my 49th birthday. I refuse to let life get in the way of celebrating another year of life.  Yes, there are always interesting things along the way.  Some are great and some are not.  The important thing is not that you fall down, it is how you get up.  Me, I plan on spending the day doing something I like, because we’ve had so many days of doctor visits and hospital stays and people looking sad.  It is enough.  Let’s celebrate life as much as possible.  Forget about the past and the future, think about today.

I know some days we don’t feel like celebrating.  We all have those.  You maybe are having one of those days right now.  Just think about what you do have.  If you are reading this, you have a computer or a cell phone with internet access.  You probably have a roof over your head (even if it is not yours) and food.  More importantly, you are alive.  Do you have any idea how many people wish they had a chance to be here for one more day?  Don’t waste it.  Enjoy it.  Bad days don’t last forever.  Find the beauty in even the worst of days.

How are you feeling today?  Leave your comment below and don’t forget to donate $5 HERE so that I can finish writing the book.  Thanks.

Day 304: NaBloPoMo and November

Ah, November is coming.  It is only a couple of days away.  It is the month for NaBloPoMo, NaNoWriMo and of course, my birthday.

November is the best month of the year in my house because the two females celebrate a birthday.  Yes, my daughter was born in the month of the turkey, just like me.  Ironically, I don’t like turkey.  This year, it works well, because I can’t eat it anyway.

Now you might be wondering what all the hoopla is about around the month of November.  Let me explain.

NaBloPoMo is a monthly event from the BlogHer family.  They give us prompts for our blogs and we write a blog post every day for the month.  The reason why this month is so special is because this event was inspired by NaNoWriMo which used to stand for National November Writing Month, now it stands for National Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo is an event where you write 50,000 words to your novel in 30 days.  It is quick paced and hard to do, and a lot of fun.  I’ve participated in three already and last year, I did not finish on time.  However, in April, they had another one, and that one, I finished with flying colors.

Why am I telling you all this?  Because November in the AviddivA house is the busiest month of the year.  It requires a lot of organization.  So check it out and let us know how we do.  In the meantime, what are you doing this November?  Leave your comments below.