Monday, February 20, 2012
I was a music/song buff from age 5.I listened but I dont think I actually heard the words they sang until Whitney Houston came along.At one point I was going through a whole lot of depression.Back then women were hysterical not depressed.I was given one drug after another(UPPERS) to pull me out of the funk.We were stationed in Anchorage Alaska and the cold dark snowy days lead me into despair.We couldnt even walk outside without the danger of frostbite..I barely functioned through the dark cloak of medicine.I had two young girls,and I forced myself to get up and care for them.I spent many an hour crying or numb.One day while going to pick up my 6 year old(i was walking in SNOW with no boots on)my neighbor Lisa spotted me and picked me up.She gave me some coffee from a thermos and we sat in her truck waiting.I have noticed you moping around...Yeah but Im okay....Here...I took the package...who is this?I held a cassette...Whitney Houston,she's upbeat and young,you'll love her music!...I dont know,nothing helps these days...have you been to seek help?Yeah,several "SPECIALISTS" that all gave me the same drugs...Susan do you realize you could die from all those drugs?That really got to me...imagine your kids with no mom...her own mom died from an accidental overdose!You are in below zero temps without your boots or heavy coat and walking!I looked down and started crying...you are not alone girl!We left our kids with her older daughter and she escorted me to the hospital...She stayed by my side the entire time,they drew blood and I had 3x the amount of a drug like xanax in my system.I dont even remember taking it!Guess what they prescribed?Yep a sister drug to xanax!Lisa went crazy and yelled at every person there then asked for the Chief of Staff.I was hospitalized for three weeks and I saw Lisa everyday.She had brought me a walkman,batteries and of course Whitney.I listened and heard her words.She helped bring me back from the edge.I was seeing a "counselor" but he wasnt really interested in me and I eventually stopped going to him.Lisa became my therapy....we lunched,played with our kids in the park,rode bikes,flew kites,went to free concerts and watched HBO movies together.Sadly,Lisa was found passed away from a brain anyeurism right after my 28th birthday.Her husband asked me to speak at her funeral and I sang Greatest Love of all.Whitney died the day of Lisa's birthday.Lisa would have been 55 that day.I bought all of Whitneys music through the years and each time I would play it the first time,I would say cheers Lisa!I still play Whitneys greatest hits when I walk outside.Thank you Lisa and Whitney for love and inspiration and my LIFE!!! SUSAN
Friday, February 17, 2012
So sad but true!I am a klutz,I drop things,spill stuff and last night was when it happened.My DH stood some garden tools beside our shed to sharpen for the spring,By the handles.I dropped a glove,bent to pick it up,the dog spied a rabbit,knocked the tools over and kapowee!!!!A Hoe right on my head....3 hours,alot of blood,xrays and 15 stitches later my DH was so shook up he had to have a stiff drink...He was so upset he kept hugging and kissing my head.Wouldnt let me get up off the sofa and when he saw me on my treadmill he went ballistic I was laughing at him when he forced me into the shower.He was trying his best to tuck my hair under a shower cap,barking threats and orders like a Doctor!I was very lucky but I try not to dwell on what could have happened.I have a huge lump and a headache today but I'm fine.
The DH not so much...LOL... SUSAN
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Like my life isnt full enough,I cant stand to see some old folk out shopping and hating it!Some are in pain,agoraphobic,unmobile or detest shopping.Two years ago,My 90 year old neighbor wanted some pizza and asked me to pick up one from Papa John's on my way back from the library.After that when I grocery shopped she gave me a list,cash/gas money and I would shop for her.She told her friends and before I knew it BAM!They dont have long lists and its good that I can help them out.Sara,an elegant little black lady wears dresses,pearls and heels everyday,asks me in for tea and company.Today we sat and talked about Whitney Houston.How beautiful a person she was and Sara had a daughter almost identical to her(she died in1992)I look around her home and see antique furniture,picture frames and quilts she sewed herself.When I leave,she kisses my forehead and tells me she loves me for all I do... as Im heading off to fill a perscription for Hattie Mae and buy her a rose and candy for Valentines day(I missed doing it yesterday)
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