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Random thoughts from a landlocked mind!

He’s doing things by himself more…

I feel sad sometimes now when I don’t go with him to the VA. He’s doing better now and I want him to build confidence in accomplishing things on his own. It’s just a physical therapy for his hand today. It’s a long drive though. I am so thankful that he never suffered a brain injury like many of the military have.

He bought a project car. He’s SOOO happy! I’m happy for him. Unfortunately, it’s already causing stress for me. Grrr. This kind of thing has happened before. When he was in the service, he would work “jobs”. He’s done that for so long, that he loves it when he gets a “job”. He virtually becomes obsessed. Last year, it was having a huge retaining wall built in the back yard. Now it’s the 1931 Ford Model A. He ignores his responsibilities to the house that he committed to when I started back at college. I’m so happy he’s happy, but it makes my life so hard 😦

I’m not sure how this will play out. He knows my concerns. Sigh…

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My grand intro?

Where do we start? Let’s see if the random thoughts of a mid-life chick, landlocked in the Midwest can interest some readers enough to think my writing is interesting. I am ready to discuss it all. I’m bursting at the seams and have a lot to say.

Shall I use it as my springboard to purge a distracted mind or a diary that I want to scream out loud? Maybe a bit of both.

My impetus to start blogging was multifold; it was being a military wife, having adopted my grandchild, having given up my hometown to follow love, my father’s passing, and working in the substance abuse treatment field. I am not an LADC, I worked in the unit. I was on the floor with adolescents. I learned more than I could have ever imagined.

Sadly, so much has to do with grieving. If we do it well, then we move along to wonderful things. If we do it badly, we get stuck in toxic thinking. It’s release, it’s surrender. I recently saw an explanation of surrender as arms up to the heavens, not slumped down in defeat. That simple gesture taught me so much.

I’ll be sharing it all, little by little. I’m learning.

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