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Saturday, September 08, 2007

What's with the Weather?

I've had to break out the knee socks and my warmer sweater. This is my favourite time of year, as I think I've mentioned once or a million times. Unfortunately, it's that exact time of year when you don't know how to dress to go out because the weather can end up being anything. If you're smart, you'll dress in layers so you can peel them off or put them back on. So confusing! As much as I hate the endless rain we get here, we keep getting teased into thinking it's not coming. And then one day it will just start and not stop. Okay, there's my season rant for the year.

My brother and SIL are doing as well as can be expected during this difficult time. My feeling is that we need to get them past that critical due date and then the true healing journey can begin. Even then, time will be measured in terms of "what might have been" for a long time. Our family operates this way. We think something into oblivion because this is how we integrate bad experiences. Speaking from experience, it has often taken me YEARS to work through something and I've never been through something as hard as this. All I know is the adage is true: "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger". It also makes us more compassionate, more understanding and maybe even more long-suffering. I know they will take as much time as is necessary to grieve together and comfort one another and thank goodness they have that. They are smart people. They won't rush the process and I hope they can take as much time as possible from outside obligations. I'm thinking about them every day and I want them to know that I would go to the lengths of the earth to help them. {INSERT GIGANTIC HUG HERE}

(Shhh....don't tell them...I'm working on a little project for them and I have to use the old lady magnifying glass that hangs around my neck to do it!)

The first week of school went just well with the only problem with Kes being that she does NOT want to leave the after school portion of her day and gets quite irate. One of the days she cried half of the way home. So I don't think we're going to have any "I don't want to go to school" issues! It's nice to be able to plan a day out and not juggle it around having two kids home.

As per usual, I am trying to do too many projects at once. And my brain hates that I can't do them all together. At the same time. I'd get SO much more accomplished that way! Argh! Why was I cursed with this creatively hyperactive brain? I never complete anything because I'm always working on too many things. I can't order them into a list of importance because they are all important. Argh.

1 comment:

chasmyn said...

Yes - to the weather - yes, it is.

My thoughts are still with your family.

I can relate to not being able to prioritize. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by al of the things I want to do, I don't do any of them. I hate that.