I MAKE PLANS AND GOD LAUGHS

I’m pretty sure that’s the way that goes. I make plans and God laughs and says, “Oh my mouthy lit’l Italian rebel, when will you ever learn??” Of course my answer to that is, apparently never because here I am making plans to participate and succeed in two blogging challenges for the month of October.
Yeah, me who couldn’t even finish my beloved Corinne’s ‘September Challenge’ over at ‘Everyday Gyaan.’ In my defense though, truly an unforeseen set of circumstances came up and that had me running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, however, breathing a great, big sigh of relief, I’m happy to say those circumstances have changed..
– After nearly two weeks in the hospital, my sister is going home today. Hip, hip, hooray!!
So, the challenges.
I’m linking up with Blogher and their monthly NaBloPoMo challenge, and I’m linking up with a challenge new to me, over at ‘31 Days‘. ‘I’m going to pick and choose prompts as the mood strikes me, thus, the name of my personal, blog challenge for the month of October is “Controlled Chaos.”

NaBloPoMo – Oct. 1, 2015
“Tell us about your most beloved family dish?”

See what I did here??

This is our family dish.
What’s yours?

Let me know where you guys are linking up this month!

october hello

STEPHEN KING WAS HERE

Two words – Stephen King.
Creepiest hospital ever.

Creepy elevator music.

AND! Not even kidding. The other day the doors opened and there, on the other side, TWIN GIRLS!
Creeeepy!!!

Creepy corridors.


Creepy metal bug light things.


Yeah, they look real artsy n’ cool until you realize that’s the only light you have walking through the creepy corridors!

Flavorless food.

It looked plastic and tasted like it.

Weird menu.

American comforts???
Ginger citrus chicken breast?? Grilled Tilapia with tropical chutney??
Really??? I hate to break it to ’em but American comfort foods are mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes n’ gravy, fried chicken, chicken n’ dumplings, grilled cheese n’ tomato soup, NOT ginger, citrus and tropical anything!

Needless-to-say it’s been a busy week for me. I feel like I could drive the roads to the hospital in my sleep. My sister is still in. I was hoping we could bust her out way sooner than this but some things just take time, and as of today, that time will be sometime next week.
Holy cannoli.

In other news, I’m pretty sure I totally fucked up my own personal challenge to complete the ‘September Challenge.’

Kudos to the full-time caregivers of this world. I don’t know how you do what you do.