My mother finally got out of the hospital even though she was still very weak and the doctors never did discover what was wrong. Its been a couple of weeks now and though she’s feeling better and getting stronger its still an ongoing recovery process. Still, it was a very scary and worrisome time for me and the family. One benefit of the whole event was that my Mom and I are getting along with each other without the tension that was there before. Even in the most difficult days of our lives there are blessings that appear, small miracles to be cherished.
On another note, August 2nd was Hubby’s birthday. It passed much more peacefully than his last birthday, and for that I’m very grateful. Time IS healing the pain and sorrow, though I still miss him soooooo much!
The past few weeks have also been full of me dealing with my son’s rollercoaster life. I won’t go into details, but it wasn’t pretty, nor fun to go through. I’m hoping that he’s finally getting settled after all the chaos and that he’s off the rollercoaster. I don’t think I could handle going through all that again!!
Now, if things can stay peaceful without stressful emergencies or more chaos I can start getting a good night’s sleep without insomnia or nightmares. I can get back to my creative projects like my doodle art and writing and cross-stitch. I’m even wanting to find a good yoga dvd so I can start working out again. Maybe I can even find motivation to participate more in AncientWorlds and BardicWeb (my apologies for not being around more!).
I’m also looking for a full-time job on top of everything else going on.
So, life does go on….its just taken quite a few stumbles of late, and now its time to pick up the pieces (again!) and move on.
p.s. I started taking 5-HTP to battle the blue mood I’ve been in and out of the past year. I don’t want to go back on prescription anti-depressants, but I suppose if the 5-HTP doesn’t work I may have to. I’m also looking for alternative treatments to lessen the tinnitus that is driving me crazy all the time. For someone who loves the silence found in meditation to have the constant high-pitched whine in my head is ultra-depressing.
Daphne Cochran-Shapiro is an Author & Poet, Designer & Crafter, and Entrepreneur. I invite you to browse and share your comments on my works!