Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dear November

Dear November,

You’ve been pretty great so far, especially in comparison to October so thanks for that.  My emotional whiplash still rears it’s ugly head from time to time but not nearly as often. I think my heart is slowly healing and I’m slowly finding my single life rhythm that initially seemed so foreign (praise the lord!).

Here are some things that have been pretty fantastic this month.

  • Small group. I’ve made some pretty awesome friends.
  • Getting my new phone. Hello iPhone!
  • Booking a flight to Colorado for a February Ski Trip – giddy up!
  • Thrifting -I’ve had some amazing scores as of late.
  • Lots of laughing – especially after work – Thanks Rita!
  • My blog pilot program for work is moving forward – so excited to be heading it up!

In the spirit of tomorrow’s Holiday, I would like to say I am thankful. I am so very thankful to my family and friends who have made this past year bearable and down-right amazing at times.


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Dad on Pain Meds

Last week my dear Father had shoulder surgery. He broke his hand in August after falling out of a tree and then later found that his rotator cuff was torn. He went in for surgery on Tuesday and things went well – though the Dr. did say it’s the worst tear he’s seen in 20 years. In any case Dad is now on some pretty potent pain meds – which he has determined to wean himself off of as soon as possible. However before that happened the following conversation occurred.

Mom: Samantha wants to have some friends come over and use the hot tub, is that ok?

Dad: Yes, as long as it’s not Missy* – she is banned.

Mom: She’s banned?

Dad: Yeah I don’t like her – anyone else is welcome.

Very rarely do my parents not like our friends – and I can say in this case the banishment is deserved – but I never thought I would hear my Dad say such a thing. I’ll attribute this and his irrational anger when he discovered all the Oreos were gone to the pain meds.

* names changed to protect the identity of the banned.


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a case of emotional whiplash.

To say October was a roller coaster is an understatement. Highs and lows – waves of good and bad. It’s enough to give a girl emotional whiplash.


Sky-Diving – does not get much better than that right?

I saw some great live music this month: Matthew West, Gungor, Chris August, and The David Crowder Band – I have to say Gungor is ahhhmazing and David Crowder really knows how to put on a show and Miss (or should I say Mrs.) S and I had a great time at Matthew West. Really Everyone was fantastic.

I have some pretty amazing people in my life. People that make me laugh out loud  in my cubicle at work when I’m about to loose it. People who surround me, lift me up and remind me that I am strong and that I am loved. Bottom line my life would be totally different without these people and I am 100% thankful.


Saying  good-bye to someone who has been a big part of my life. Emotional hot mess  is an understatement.

Work – work has been complicated and stressful. That’s pretty much all I can say without getting into the nitty gritty.

Credit Card Compromised – Thankfully my bank caught the suspicious activity and I didn’t loose any money. But they had to issue me a new card which was just inconvenient.

Ok November, let’s do this, I hope you’re better than October was.

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