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A Good Weekend, A New Week

Monday, August 20, 2018

I had to get my medication refilled this week and that meant a four hour road trip and going to see my daughters. My sister went with me, and we both got to vent about mom and then we talked about how awful the whole Dad dying thing was, how difficult and sad it was, and how we both know it will take a while to get over watching him die. When we got to town I got my medicine and spent a little bit of time with my older daughter, on her break at work. After that we ate lunch with my younger daughter and her boyfriend. Both my daughters are happy right now, and both of them have made that jump into adulthood. I'm in awe, because it seems amazing. I felt a little sad, leaving, but mostly proud about what my daughters are becoming. And now it's like I have permission to focus on what I need, to put myself first, for the first time since I was a young woman. I've mostly gotten past the mourning part, the part where I wished my kids still needed me the same way they did when they were little. emoticon I was tired and a little sore the next day, so I mostly rested and I hoped to hop back to it today. But something I ate disagreed with me and I was sick half the night, and I'm still a bit queasy, so I'm resting again today. As soon as I feel better, though, I'm getting my steps in and eating right again. I'm looking forward to it.
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    828 days ago
    Sometimes you just need to talk, and talk, and talk and then things improve. 1crazydog is right, your keds still need you just differently and they may not realize it for a while then they will thank you.

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    “The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”
    Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
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    828 days ago
    OH as kids become adults, they still need us . . . just in different ways! Glad you got to see your DD's and be w/your sister to talk about your Dad.

    My dad passed away a yr. ago on 12 August adnd it is still raw. But he's with me, and yours with you in your heart.
    828 days ago
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