I did take my photos despite all the happenings... And I think that is one sign that I am starting to work through some of the issues and learning to survive and even live through this whole thing.
Silver linings have been hard to find, I think I need to realise that they don't have to be big, shiny, you can see them from a mile off kind of slivers of happiness, but even just little moments. With that in mind: On Tuesday, I stayed calm even though my world fell apart and I embraced the support the kids, their friends and Cooper gave me to carry me through a horrible night. On Wednesday, I had Kim "stay" with me all day and talk me down and through and around all sorts of real and imagined problems. On Thursday, I was a little bit stronger than the day before and reached out to find some help for myself (even though I pulled out at the last minute in a panic). On Friday, I took time out, I paid the bills (I even went into an office and made a personal payment without having a meltdown) and I went to see Kim for a coffee. I saw the funny side of being stuck in major traffic on the M6 and enjoyed 21st century living by playing "I spy" with Kim from my iphone. I had some lovely peaceful talks with the kids and we just had a generally chilled evening. And today, we will see what my silver lining will be today I guess but I am sure there will be one.
|Day 27 - A group of flowers I made|
Day 28 - Boring... shopping
Day 29 - Inside my laptop
Day 30 - J is for Jelly
Day 31 - Spaghetti Junction a cultural part of Birmingham
As for the Lucky7s challenges, the view prompts I constantly stumble over.. I really don't know what it is about "view" that makes me go all blank? I guess the thought of showing our back "garden" makes me shudder as it is a complete mess.. the view out of the front window is dismal (with an old, neglected factory building opposite us) and I'm struggling with going outside.. I am ok letting Coops take me for a quick trot, but taking photos while being walked by him is out of the question. I did however just remember that I snapped a couple of photos on my way back from Kim's house on Friday, so maybe those will be acceptable?
|Family AND Friends... me and the middle child|
|This season's favourite meal.. nothing like a KFC to cheer you up.|