Thursday, November 21, 2013

I made it

The past six weeks of my life have been indescribably stressful and fatiguing for numerous reasons. All I needed to do was get to November 21 (which is today you will note) and I can relax and life will go back to its normal pace. The reasons for my stress were:
  1. Both my parents had health issues - the exact issues are their stories to tell, not mine but I will say they both have a long road ahead of them but they should be fine in the end.
  2. I had three craft fairs recently which took entire days out of my weekends and made me want to crawl back into bed for a week after each.
  3. I have had a few minor medical issues to deal with but they are dealt wit. Its just the time that it took to deal with them.
  4. I volunteered for a six week research project which helps with breast cancer research as part of the DOD research programs. It was enlightening, optimistic, and enjoyable. But it was a lot of work and ended up with the past three days spent in a hotel outside Dulles airport in meetings discussing things. 
  5. I can't remember the rest but there was a lot going on my life.
Sadly I must say that an old friend of mine was strangled by her husband this week and her two babies were killed as well by her husband who then took his own life. It was a very sad occurrence that requires a certain amount of mourning to cope.

Now that I have a little more time in my life, I can take some needed time to reflect and reassess after such violence hits so close to home.

I made it through a very hectic time and can take some time to mourn before the holiday next week.

2 comments:

Health And Safety Consultant Lincolnshire said...

Cancer is very critical ailment in which a person stays disturbed all the time. I can understand the condition of the sufferer because my friend had this problem. Hope everything will be fine soon.

Best wishes,
Arnold Brame

Page Turnings said...

I've followed your blog for a while now as another breast cancer survivor and always enjoy what you have to say!

I am so so sorry to hear about your friend and her family. I felt compelled to leave a message to let you know I'm thinking of you and them (even though I don't personally know any of you).

I hope they will find peace on the 'other side' . Tragic.