The month of October is alway full of busy busy bussell bussell around my house.
It is the beginning of six months of birthdays. My dad, brother and oldest girl are all in October and of course there is Halloween. We just love Halloween.
What I don't love is the weather. As you know I was born and raised in Michigan. I played and worked and ran and went to school in the freezing weather. It was cold but it didnt bother me too much. But then I went south for Spring Break and ohhhh man.....the flowers in February sold me. I was going to be a southern bell and lucky me happen to find my hubby at Michigan State who happen to be heading to Atlanta....LUCKY DAY!!
What I do like about moving farther north is the fact that I get to wear great clothes. Sweaters, long dusters, and boots....I LOVE BOOTS!! So it is a trade off. Now dont judge me when you see photos of me in full layers and it is 50 degrees....that is WINTER ladies...in my book.
And what else happens in October....you got it ladies..Breast Cancer awareness month. Now settle in cause there is a story comin...and it is funny and scary all wrapped up in one.
When I was in my early 20's I had a scare. The annual girl doctor visit did not go well and I needed to get an ultra sound and a mammogram. This is not something you think about in your 20's. It isn't even on the radar. I was living in Atlanta, Georgia and didn't have my mom to lean on.
Now here's the thing. No one likes to go to get a breast exam..partially if it is not routine. But no one tells you the details. OMG!! ladies!! LADIES LADIES!! Tell the young ones what to expect......
HOLY COW....it hurts! This is not to deter....NO WAY!!.... It is just fact....if you are in the itty bitty club like me....MAN! They are going to find tissue and I mean from your collar bone to get a good scan. Your eyes will water and you will hold your breath.....and see stars.
I would like to report that after four kids this fact has not changed not a little itty bitty bit. Still scary..still like being run over by a truck with the tread marks to prove it...but this time...I got a flower and chocolate....
Now these treats were not lost on my sick humor...cause it kinda reminded me of an old boyfriend....
Truth is.....sometimes..love hurts...but dont skip your annual exam....love yourself...I sure do.