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Weekend Update

Monday, December 17, 2012

I just had a really nice weekend.

What happened in Connecticut was horrifying. The fact that people were planning to picket afterwards is abominable. I did something new with this news. In the past, I would stifle over the injustice of things. This time; I held space, said my prayers/blessings and let it go. Having come from a rough upbringing to having a healthy loving family of my own; I now realize that survival mode doesn't have to last forever. I am aloud to flourish. Holding on to the pain for others is unhealthy for me and keeps me in big britches. I am done with that. My holding on to pain will not help any of those people.

My husband's Advanced Theater Workshop students put on one of their bi-annual performances on Friday. It was the best one yet. He blows me away. Watching these kids come in at 15 and work with one another until their 18 years old is dumbfounding. They grow exponentially into these wonderful and amazing people. It is a thrill to watch. He gives them tools to come out of their shells and embrace who they are in this world. Whether they pursue drama later in life is somewhat irrelevant. They leave his course feeling more in tune, in command and aware of themselves. It is quite beautiful.

Did some last tidbit shopping for the holidays with my husband while my son went to a birthday party on Saturday. Came home, put on some music, had a martini and danced a little with Steven in the kitchen while fixing supper.

Sunday we found out that a close friend of ours had a heart attack. That too was a real shocker. It had happened Friday and she had surgery immediately and is in recovery now. We had her son for the day to give Dad a mini break. It's amazing how life can change so quickly. We've known them for a dozen years now and they are like family. I love them and know they will get through this. It was nice to have their boy come with us to see the new Tolkien movie. He is my son's age and they are very much like brothers. It was a nice visit under the circumstances.

I roasted a turkey for dinner. Oh how I love me some turkey. Served it with broccoli and spanish rice. Delish. It will be our main staple to get us through the week. We leave at the end of it for Chicago. We will be spending the holiday with the inlaws. I also have a final coming up at the end of the year so I will be very busy this week. I will pop in from time to time but I, for the most part, will be all over the place for the next couple weeks.

Took the weekend off from exercise. This morning I will be Wii Dancing it up after the boys go to school and before I have to hit the books! I get the feeling Wii Dance is going to be my best friend until Andy and I get back together.

Daily workout plan for this week: Wii/Gym/Wii/Gym/Wii/ Chicago! I am not counting the dog walks. They are a given.

I will definitely come around before I leave to wish all my friends warm a cozy thoughts.

Until then, as Casey Kasem always says, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"

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HZGLORY 12/21/2012 11:22AM

    Really great and healthy way to handle this terrible stress issue. I too need to let it go or it keeps me in a state of anger that ultimitly makes me eat, so I feel sorrow over the issue but now let it go for the most part. Have a great Holiday!!

Susan

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JACKIE542 12/17/2012 1:47PM

    Take care of yourself this week, sounds like you are busy but you are handling everything in a healthy way. I really love your last sentence, thank you and take good care. emoticon emoticon

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C8TSON 12/17/2012 11:33AM

    emoticon blog! Sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you! emoticon

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KOMAL53 12/17/2012 11:09AM

    Learning to let go is the best part of moving forward--I'm so glad that you are able to do that!!The News truly was horrifyingly shocking---it has shaken the entire World with the senselessness of this attack!!!I wish your friend a really quick recovery and you a really enjoyable trip.Take Care and God Bless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/17/2012 10:38AM

    I'm glad you are able to release the tragedies around us. It really is important for our mental health. I wish your friend a speedy recovery.

Have a wonderful week and I hope we can offer you some good weather here in Chi-town for your trip.

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BEARGODDESS 12/17/2012 9:48AM

    Have a happy Holiday sweetie!! Your husbands theater group sounds wonderful!
I LOVE hearing about your life. It sounds so rich and full of love!

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