Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NaBloPoMo - A Lot Can Happen In A Month

One of the last times I did a full month of posting daily on my blog was a month of change for me. It was September a few years ago and the start of the school year feels like a time of new beginnings even if you are not starting school.

This month I am participating in NaBloPoMo which stands for National Blog Post Month. Bloggers commit to posting to their blogs each day and can either follow prompts or write what they would like to write. Following the prompts is my plan and to add to the prompts I am also going to track and report on the changes from the start of the month to the end.

November is a favorite month of mine. I love the Thanksgiving holiday and it is a nice way to end this month of change that is coming up. A time to exhale and relax a little. To me it's such an easy, stress free holiday.

For Christmas this year there is discussion about a new location for our celebration. I've hosted Christmas for large and small groups of merry makers over the last decade or so with maybe the exception of one year. This year we may mix things up a little and be the guests. That's still in the works, stay tuned ... change may be in the air.

This is a Presidential election year so this November will be an interesting one on the political front. Our country is holding its collective breath in anticipation of the outcome and the passion on both sides is palpable.
So by next week around this time we'll know who the next President will be. A new beggininig.

Change can be for the good. Change can be not so good.

Today reminded me of a children's book I love - Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Vioirst.

It was one of those days when there was bad news and junky stuff going on all around me. Lost sports equipment, cold showers, broken down cars, spilled coffee, back problems, migraines and other drudgery were the order of the day. This is all true life stuff from the people I came across during the course of one of my usual days.
Add to that all the tired parents (myself included) and children from yesterdays Halloween festivities plus all the crazy election stuff and it's no wonder people were grouchy today (again myself included).

"I hate my life." is an actual text I recieved. Of course that is a bit dramatic when you look at the big picture. A lost piece of sports equipment and a spilled coffee are small blips on the radar but are a burr in the side of the person dealing with it. The stuff of a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

What to do, what to do to make a bad day better? Jokes can really lighten the mood. Support from friends and family help too. Just hearing from someone "that sucks" goes a long way.
So does upbeat music.

Here's to not wallowing in The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and to tomorrow changing for the better!

Stay tuned for more from My Middleton Chronicles. I think it's going to be an interesting month.



  1. Oh, I hope you your day is better. I listen to music, dance it out or grab a cup of coffee. I also like to clean up and de-clutter or sit down with a book. Good luck for NaBloPoMo :)
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  2. To make my bad better I try to find things that make me happy. Like my balcony plants, the sky, the good food, watching children play etc. Good luck for NaBloPoMo!

  3. I am so tired of the political ads, the snarky comments from people on Facebook, and the unending robocalls (which we don't answer, but it is still annoying.) I am truly counting the hours till Nov 9. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. You and me both. Nov 9th can not come soon enough! Thanks for reading and commenting. I'll check out your blog. I consider myself a bit of a bookworm too. Although I have not started my November book club book. I better get going!

  4. I hope things are better now! Looking forward to your posts! All the best!