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Sunday, got through the fear.

Monday, February 10, 2014

My daughter and I needed a haircut. I finally got around to doing it again. I still had this lingering fear that if we got this haircut, we'd come home to an ill boy. Even though I knew he wasn't feeling sick doesn't diminish the thought since last time we got our hair cut, he ended up in the ER. Logically I know that the two things don't correlate, but having gone through such a traumatic event causes the one thing to be as embedded as the other for that day.

It also doesn't help that I have friends going through trauma recently too. There was the death of someone my parent's age (mid-60's), a dog that needed to be put down (age 18), and a friend with a husband in the hospital ICU from a stroke (age 36). I know that none of them are my relatives, but seeing all this doesn't stop bringing it up. I know my son is perfectly healthy today, but that doesn't stop me worrying about his health ever.

I was sure to have breakfast before heading out. I added chopped walnuts on top this time!

We had to run to WalMart to find those Strawberry Cheerios, so while we were there I picked up a bag of candies. My daughter was smart enough to be able to divide the number of candies (28) equally between the 4 of us in her head (7 per person). I started out with the Reese's.

Had some pizza, we stopped to get the the heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.

I went back for another piece.

Then finished off the rest of my 7 pieces. I am weak around chocolate.

Later we had dinner. I tried to have some of the leftover chicken pasta. It was still bland, I really should have added more lemon.

I should have just went with what I really wanted and made for everyone else to begin with. I made this one for me when I made my husband's corn dogs after I got him up from a late nap.

I never claimed that every day will be a great one. Some days I just need something less than nutritious. As long as most days are awesome, it's all fine. I don't even feel the need to have the leftovers when I eat salty fatty items.

I also learned that I can get through stressful days. I know that I can get haircuts without drama happening. The more I do the action, the better I'll feel about it each time and the easier it will become.
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  • KAREN608
    Hair cuts: that is interesting, because when I was a child, about 6 years old, my grand mother who always had very long hair, done up in a braid/bun, cut her hair short and got a perm. Within a week she was dead from a heart attack. I know now the hair cut had nothing to do with her death but for years I sort of thought it did! Heart disease is in our family so I know my thinking was just superstitious thinking.
    1468 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That sounds like a stressful day. Hope today is a better one and that your son continues to be healthy. emoticon
    1471 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    As mothers we will always worry about our children, regardless of their age. Glad you got through going for haircuts with your DD, and all was fine at home. That should make the next trip to get haircuts even easier for you.
    As long as we live, there will be days of needing or wanting more food than we know we shouldn't be having. Some days we just need to have one of those days.
    1471 days ago
    Hugs to you and all your friends going through stressful times right now. And I can't wait to make it through the biggest candy holiday of the year!!
    1471 days ago
    I am so glad to hear the haircuts went well! emoticon emoticon
    1471 days ago
  • SBFT84
    Thanks for showing what a full day of food looks like... Even a not so perfect day! It helps me a lot.

    I am so glad you were able to face your fears and grief without going completely overboard. That is a massive amount of trauma you and your personal circle are going through. My heart goes out to you.
    1471 days ago
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