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Halfway through NaBloPoMo

I just came from visiting Feisty Momma’s blog  and found a very helpful link that she shared for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) prompts. If you didn’t already know or noticed, I’ve been posting everyday so far this month. That’s because I signed up to do just that for this month. Don’t get all impressed just yet, some people have been doing this all year! It’s not that easy, let me tell you.

There have been days when I’m just like a blank slate. Open to possibilities but still blank nonetheless. It’s not that easy to ramble stuff off everyday! So prompts help a lot to fill in those blanks. Usually I use my email Inbox and Photobucket to prompt me to write about something or anything and it works pretty well most of the time. If all else fails, I turn to facebook or YouTube. Oh, food blog hopping works too. Sometimes. But when I look at food I’m more likely to get hungry then need something to eat, then get in the kitchen and end up cooking something, then I’d have to photo it, then I’d have to write down notes before I forget, then I’d have to clean up….  You know how the rest goes. Before you know it I’m dozing in front of the TV with a bowl full of ice cream melting on my lap.

What I learned from Dexie’s blog today is a ready made prompts list for all of 30 days in November! Now why didn’t I find this before now? It’s called the 30 Days of Truth and Blessings and it is a list of 30 questions that you can answer and craft a post from it. Pretty cool, huh?

Here’s a sample list from the first 15 days:

Day 01 — Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 — Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 — Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 — Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 — Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 — Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 — Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 — Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 — Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 — Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 — Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 — Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 — A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 — A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 — Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

Today, the questions is: Someone or something you definitely could live without.

I’m lucky, I suppose, that there isn’t anyone in my life that I could live without. For the ‘something’ that I could definitely live without… I would have to say having my monthly cycle. Oh yeah, I’m the only one I know so far who has been looking forward to menopause. I have been so ready to be done with this mess since my youngest daughter was born 12 years ago!

For the last couple of years, I have been eagerly anticipating signs of its impending doom. Whenever I get hot, I wonder, ‘Is this is it? should I wait for the flash?’ Whenever I have a tapering down of the flow, I hold my breath and wish… this could be it! Then of course the deluge comes. I haven’t skipped yet, which they say is another sign. I just hope I don’t lose the crapshoot and end up with a year long period like I’ve heard some people going through because that would just tell me how someone up there must really hate me.