There's Healing Journey 2018

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Fleur
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by Fleur » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:53 pm

I'm happy I was in your pocket there

Well done for innovative games. Hopefully, the boy will remember to be quieter next class too

Congratulations for the raise

Glad new cleaner is more efficient - some people have a knack for knowing what to do with little direction

May you and Tula enjoy pleasant evening, have good sleep and a lovely tomorrow


Much caring
Onward to a safe community for all people in which to thrive ~ gentle hugs [if okay] ~ Fleur

there
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by there » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:08 pm

Thanks, fleur, for always caring.

Seems no phone call with brother tonight. my cell phone around here somewhere but turned off. can't make outgoing call sonnetCalls on it.Memory full.11 million trillion things to doPlusGo to the phone store.Yay!

EndDo you thinkHe can receive a callDuring that timeframe he was going to call me at? That would be a no. He's not real flexible On time.

Frustrated slightly disgusted sigh.

To Do List
Make dental appt
make doctor's appt
buy shelving
get shelving here
set up shelving
organize art, art and school supplies
scan art
practice piano
figure out MIDI converter to computer to record
walk dog
qigong
yoga
meditation
haircut


To Done List
Travelled 16,000 mi on Hell Highway
Alchemized Pain into Lasting Compassion
Wrote Blues from Heartbreak
Lived to Be Here
Have Many Friends Here
AdoptedRescue Dog
Achieved parts of my Dreams in Theater, Music, Art

to be continued
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wolfspirit
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by wolfspirit » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:55 am

there,
I love that you drew that boundary for the boy's behavior, and that he responded!
Your To Done List is perfect. I laughed and nodded my head.
Can't wait for it to be continued...

:) ws
Wounds are where the light enters you.
Rumi

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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by iwillthrive » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:50 am

there,

Not many words but following along. Take care of yourself. iwt
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

Fleur
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by Fleur » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Dear there


I get very upset when I misplace phone, so I really hope you found yours before you slept. May you have connected with your brother in a meaningful way

May your to do list soon become part of the to done list


Caring hugs
Onward to a safe community for all people in which to thrive ~ gentle hugs [if okay] ~ Fleur

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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by there » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks, ws, iwt, Fleur.
Waiting for haircut at salon.
Feeling a little sad about Dad, mortality in general.
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by wolfspirit » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:36 am

there,
Will it help the sadness to share something about your dad that you took in as your own?
My youngest daughter has my naturally oppositional personality trait. ;)
And my other daughter has my practical, realistic view of the world. 8-)
Tell me anything you want to about your dad. Or just let the sadness be. I hear that is part of grieving, just to let the feelings be what they are and they will pass.
I always wanted a dad who would let me sit on his lap and fall asleep when I was young.

Hoping the conversation with your brother was good.

hugs,

ws
Wounds are where the light enters you.
Rumi

there
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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by there » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:53 am

ws,
thanks so much.
I consciously do some things, say some things like my Dad to keep him near me. Last night, I said one of his' favorites. "Are you ready, Hezzy?"
He used to say this all the time before we started something. "Hezzy" was a member the Hoosier Hot Shots. They were an amusing band from the 1940s or so. "Give us a toot on the tooter, Tommy!", was Hezzy's reply, my dad told me in later years. They're even on YouTube.

I miss him so much. I know it's okay to feel sad. I do feel sad. I miss him so much.

I have slowly been making a CD of Dad's favorite songs to give to all his Friends and family. The CDs are done. I just have to finish the CD covers, print them, buy jewel cases, and assemble everything. Dad's birthday will be in July. Hope to have it done by then to send out.

I wore Dad's Penn State baseball cap to T on Friday.

Thank you for your kindness, wolfspirit.

Btw, when I was getting my haircut yesterday, a stylist told my stylist that she had seen a wolf the same morning. The conversation about wolves then happened.


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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by wolfspirit » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:19 pm

there,
I could imagine him with his ball cap on, saying / singing those words, and you smiling back at him. <3
What a great idea to make a mix of his fave songs! His family and friends will cherish it.
Thank you for sharing that! Share more if you feel like it!

I admire your ability to feel that sadness.
We talked briefly about grief in T yesterday.
I just don't know how to grieve and the thought scares me.
But I need to learn because I know I need to grieve my childhood...
Do you know of any good books / personal stories about the process?

I can't watch movies with death or loss in them. Just too powerful for me at this point.

Honoring our passed loved ones is so important. I'm trying to do that with my grandparents.
So hard though...

Hoping your day is full of little joys,

ws
Wounds are where the light enters you.
Rumi

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Re: There's Healing Journey 2018

Post by there » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:46 pm

ty, ws.
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