TGIF — Rocktober

Paula Light, at Light Motifs II, has this prompt she calls TGIF. This week , Paula asks, “What are your October plans and goals?”

Plans? Ha! I’m a retiree. I don’t need no friggin’ plans. Goals? Right. At my age, I’m hoping I’ll still be alive and kicking by the end of the month. Yeah, that’s my goal.

Actually, I hope that October is a better month than September. I had a whole house generator fail in the middle of a power outage during a record breaking heat wave. Then, after I got the generator fixed, our air conditioner failed — twice — during that same heat wave. And with the stock market tanking, my retirement nest egg is tanking, too.

I guess the only bright spot in September was our family vacation, but it was marred when our grandson got sick with a cough, cold, and high fever. Our son and his family had to leave a day early to get their son to the doctor. He’s okay. His temperature is back down close to normal and he’s feeling a lot better.

So, with no specific plans and a goal of October being a better month than September — a low bar, indeed — I’m hoping October will rock. Because in early November, the U.S. will be having its midterm elections, and I’m expecting that November will be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month.

And on that sad note, happy TGIF, everyone.

12 thoughts on “TGIF — Rocktober

  1. Paula Light September 30, 2022 / 4:52 pm

    Dang! Glad your grandson is OK. I do not wanna think about November 😬

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  2. Sadje September 30, 2022 / 6:22 pm

    I hope your little grandson is doing well now. Kids catch these germs out of nowhere and so easily too. 💖

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    • Fandango September 30, 2022 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks. Seems he’s got an ear infection.

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  3. donmatthewspoetry September 30, 2022 / 6:59 pm

    November – uncertain times ahead……

    The world – uncertain times ahead……

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    • Fandango September 30, 2022 / 8:20 pm

      Very uncertain.


        • Fandango September 30, 2022 / 10:33 pm

          I’ll be home tomorrow, but probably not in full swing quite yet.


  4. Carol anne October 1, 2022 / 9:10 am

    Sorry your grandson got sick! Glad he’s feeling better now. X

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong October 1, 2022 / 5:29 pm

    For us, October is photo time. This is IT for leafing, so as often as we can get ourselves moving, we go out and take photographs. We never get enough, but we try. It may be the ONLY time of year we actually have plans though they are personal.

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  6. leigha66 October 8, 2022 / 3:28 pm

    Hope you rock October and then the voting gets ROCKED big time by Dems in November!

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