“Uh-huh, Uh-huh, Yo, Yo…”

A letter to October

The big pumpkin is October, the little pumpkin is me, La.

Dear October,

You started out pretty good, awesome in fact.  We had a visit from The Todd, we finally had our windows trimmed/framed (however you say it), and it even rained more than once.  But then you got really mean.  In fact, I will now refer to you as the “Month of Repairs.”  I can understand one car needing some fixing, but both?  You took our budget, punched it right in the gut and left it gasping for air. You’re such a jerk.  And then the lap top almost died.  Thank goodness for Apple Care.  Seriously.  You tried really hard on that one but my  hubby’s foresight outsmarted you.  Take that!  Other things happened that I’ve already complained about in the cyber void so I won’t go there.  But then, for whatever twisted reason, you ended as great as you started.  Incredible, in fact.  We went to one of my favorite places on earth for beach camping, we were surrounded by people we love, and of course we celebrated Halloween.

So, dearest October, why so fickle?  Why you gotta be like that?  You chewed me up and spit me out like I needed some sort of challenge. Was that it?  You were trying to make me stronger? Nobody asked you to do that.  So, I bid you a fond farewell.  Thanks for the memories.  I will now turn to November for a bit of regrouping.  OK, November?(hint, hint)


And now, dear readers, tell me, how was your October?

***Pumpkin image from “Extreme Pumpkins” by Tom Nardone


8 responses

  1. Wendy

    My October didn’t end as pleasantly as yours, but I’m glad you had a fun trip. (Please post pictures!) On the flip side, we had SUNSHINE more than once, and that made October pretty nice. Thanks, O. You can come again. Just not too soon.

    November 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    • mamacheetah

      I will post them this week. I just had to provide some closure from last month 😉
      I’m glad you got some sunshine, looks like we traded weather.

      November 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  2. I LOVE that photo.
    And screw OCtober, who needs it. 🙂
    That was my last December. HEater and washing machine. Stuipd December.

    November 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

  3. Amy

    I love it! October – hmmm – soccer games, rain, soccer games, 104 degree weather, basketball games, primary program, basketball games, halloween (trunk or treat and trick or treating at whole foods after decorating a pumpkin) and decorating for thanksgiving! Caleb is quite the decorator. Quite boring compared to you. Budget intact 🙂

    November 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  4. Mariam

    I was loving October for the weather (and an AWESOME trip to the beach) until you mentioned the bills and then I remembered…broken AC in the house, battery and alternator in the car and annual visit to the pediatric ER leading to a three day stay in the hospital…Now that you mention it…October’s got a real problem :)…but the weather was divine!

    November 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

  5. Amy

    So, when are you writing that book?

    November 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

  6. Lisa

    My October? Hated it. Recovering from a second miscarriage. Don’t know how much more of this $%&*#+@ I can take. Just being honest. 🙂

    November 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    • mamacheetah

      Lisa! I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sending you a big huge hug from Las Vegas. Hang in there.

      November 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

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