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Reality for now...

Friday, June 14, 2013

otherwise known as "plan B" and "life changes".

My kid sis's family and extended family are settling in for a long recovery for Kelsey. Her mom is still on the high alert, present with her at the hospital, as various medical things are tried, and the slow recovery continues. Other family members have to settle in to the reality of things like continuing to work, care for the little one year old, and continue the mechanics of life.

My work has entered the heavy construction phase of "the big project". I am finding myself waking with thoughts of "what's next" there. On the nutrition front, the pull between the "shoulds" and the "anxieties" is a challenge, despite the "body appreciation week" I had last week.

So... back to the one day at a time reminders to myself:

* Drink your water! emoticon
* Eat what's in the bag! That's why you packed it full of healthy options. emoticon
* Remember to go to recess! emoticon
* Take time to breathe. emoticon
* and of course, keep praying. emoticon

And balance. This is LIFE. It is GOOD, it is precious, it is worth living, one day at a time. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 6/18/2013 7:03AM

    Sometimes life can be overwhelming! Exercise helps tho!--And doing one thing at a time--You CAN do this Barb!--Y emoticon ou are a great Sparkly person!-Lynda

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BLUENOSE63 6/18/2013 6:57AM

  Remember you always have Spark to release those feelings! Bring on the vent if need be!

Praying for Kelsey everyday

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STRONGDAWG 6/16/2013 11:07AM

    I find that the most cruel part of dealing with a crisis or a death is that life continues even though you want everyone to STOP and pay attention to the problem you are trying to handle. I remember so often my sister-in-law (a nurse) insisting that my mother leave the hospital with someone from the family, eat something nutritious and to get some rest when my father was in for one of many stays.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/15/2013 9:36PM

    Thinking of you. Praying for Kelsey. You have been handling a very heavy workload for some time now and you know how to do it, with those walks, that packed bag, with the right attitude. Don't wear out. Don't give up. It is worth the effort, and sometime struggle. With family stress and challenges now, too, it would be understandable if you shifted your priorities, but think it through, logical you. Giving up your good health habits is not going to help anyone and it definitely will hurt you. I don't envy you trying to balance it all, but I do believe you know how to do it, you know it is important, and you can do it. Hang in there. -Marsha

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WATERMELLEN 6/15/2013 6:52PM

    Balance: you understand it.

And you're putting it into practice.

The fragility of life: what makes it terrifying, what makes it precious.

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PATRICIAAK 6/15/2013 12:07AM

BTW, IMHO, sleep is a necessary part of balance.

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KARIDIAN1 6/14/2013 10:19PM

    Hope things continue to improve for Kelsey. Keep us posted.

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DLDMIL 6/14/2013 5:46PM

    emoticon emoticon continue for the family. One day at a time is all we can do.

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DALID414 6/14/2013 11:29AM


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1CRAZYDOG 6/14/2013 9:34AM

    Prayers continue! HUGS too.

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KALIGIRL 6/14/2013 9:10AM

    Here's to balance and a life that is 'worth living' one day @ a time!

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GABY1948 6/14/2013 8:30AM

    Thanks for update on Kelsey. And don't let this pull you down...that won't help her OR you!

Have a great weekend in spite. emoticon

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CONCHA77 6/14/2013 8:20AM

    emoticon TGIF

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KELLIEBEAN 6/14/2013 7:57AM

    I've been thinking about and praying for Kelsey! Thanks for keeping us updated.

I hope you have a beautiful day!

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MSLZZY 6/14/2013 7:29AM

    No dream world for you-just the plain reality. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself and try not to stress over things you cannot change. So glad the family is rallying around Kelsey. Sounds like it will be a long recovery!

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LEANJEAN6 6/14/2013 7:20AM

    You made me laugh--right out loud!!--Yes--it doesn't hurt to be a bit whacky!--LOLOL--Lynda

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MIRAGE727 6/14/2013 7:09AM

    Life is such a "delicate balance!"

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