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2/1/13 3:03 P

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Wow, Debbie, that was a tough one... I'm glad you were there for her. Mental illness is such an intangible monster to fight. And I bet it's exhausting from the inside.

I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm tired. Have to have a phone meeting with my home office counterpart (from Denmark) and then I can tell my brain waves are going to flatten out to pancake levels. Meeting a friend for a drink tonight after work - my birthday was the 29th and hers was the 30th so we always try to celebrate something together. I'm looking forward to a calm (??), interesting weekend - lunch out with a friend on Saturday (another birthday celebration and gabfest!) and the game on Sunday! I'm watching it with the boys in jammies on my own sofa... Ahhh, can you feel the peace?!?

Leslie

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LIVINMYDREAMS's Photo LIVINMYDREAMS Posts: 3,513
2/1/13 12:47 P

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I also will pray for the woman. I know a woman who also struggles with anorexia and bulemia. It is so hard to get past that and it is so destructive. I am glad that you were there for her.

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2/1/13 11:16 A

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I will pray for that mother. I really feel for those who battle mental illness.
I am just back from playgroup and James is passed out. He had a big play today. I should try to do some cleaning too. Not much else going on. About to grill up some burgers.

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2/1/13 10:52 A

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Oh crud Debbie. I am sorry your birthday was a tough one- you travel so much and true, you are alone BUT you have a wonderful family and a full life. I wish you could have focused on that BUT I understand....sometimes logic/reason is not at the forefront of our emotions. For me, sometimes birthdays are like Christmas in that a lot of emotions rise to the surface.
Your church and its members are fortunate to have your husband and yourself. I bet it was a long night.

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2/1/13 10:50 A

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well, I was going to say you're up bright and early, but I guess it's not that early for you.

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2/1/13 10:39 A

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Hey all I've been gone from here since my bday! Just been crazy! I had a great party but ended up working away from home on my bday and that night it hit me! I was all alone do I started crying! Yep lost it! Them Wednesday I spent the evening at the hospital , a church member wanted to commit suicide so we sat with her Til 3 in the Morning Til they placed her in a hospital! So sad this young lady she has 2 kids is anorexic and we've been working with her for 2 years! Just wish she can find the will to want to win this battle!

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2/1/13 9:18 A

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Brrr! It's 5 degrees at 9:10. I'm sure glad I don't have to go out today! Well, I'll probably go out and shovel the inch or so of snow off of the driveway. It's kind of steep and I have trouble getting up it if there's any snow or ice on it. But mostly I plan to stay tucked up in my nice warm little house. And be grateful all day that I have a nice warm place to stay. We have a large homeless population here (up to 75 or so people come to our low barrier winter shelter (which means that people who are drunk or on drugs can come as long as they behave themselves), plus the folks who go to the high barrier (no alcohol or drugs) shelters plus I'm sure a lot of folks who don't come to any of the shelters. There are places for people to spend the nights, from about 8 pm to 7 am, but not much of anywhere for them to go during the day except the library and it's closed during the coldest hours of the day. And they're not necessarily very welcome there, either.

I HAVE GOT TO get some stuff done for the estates I'm working on. Today should be a good day to do that.

Have a great day and a great weekend and a great new month!

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