Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day to Day

So many things going on around here, and so much is crazy.  But really - it's just life.  Maggie had a friend who passed away during the first week of school.  It's been a crazy emotional roller coaster.  Again reminds me of the fragility of life, and the fact that I need to keep what's important in the front of my mind and let the rest go.  I can't even imagine what her mom's going through right now. 
Had another friend from work who passed away as well, this week.  I hate cancer.  Can I just say that - HATE it! 
On a better note, Abby is back to college, graduating soon *(we hope and pray).  It is so funny how we see things differently when we are 21 than when we're 40.  Naivete, I believe it is called.  I just want to say, 'get used to it honey'.  LOL.
Drinking continues.  As if that's a suprise.  I went to al-anon yesterday and I'm so glad.  I can't believe how blessed I am with an amazing support network of caring people.  And I don't even know their last names.  I was thankful to be able to share some and also hear some reminders.  What a blessing from God that program is for me. 
We've moved someone for the last 2 weekends, and I'm looking forward to not moving anything this week!  For now, I'm thankful our kids are healthy and strong and smart, we have a home and jobs, and it is a gorgeous day.
What you focus on is what you'll find - search for the good and you see good.  Seek the bad, and it's easy to find.


  1. I had therapy today. We discussed the fact that although my drama load is quite low (for my life), I'm struggling to quiet my mind. I'm conditioned to bad things happening. I am always on alert. Fight or flight. In these calm weeks, however few and far between, I have to remind myself that I can be content. I am okay. Breathe. So your ending quote is perfectly timed for me. The bad will come. I don't need to seek it when it decides to stay away for a while. :)

  2. Oh, and I am so sorry for your loss and your daughters loss. I lost a friend when I was 19. It haunted me for such a long time. It's difficult to process it when you are young and looking forward to the rest of your life. I wish you both peace in this tough time.