hey y'all, its been a while between posts, or even reading your blogs, sorry.
two weeks before xmas, i caught the arizona version of the flu from hell. laid in bed coughing and sneezing and feverish. missed loads of time at the library, missed going to see "the hobbit' with the movie bears, missed loads of stuff. started to feel a bit better and then it was time to
head home to alaska for xmas. got off the plane at -44. it was so cold that the jetways were all frozen and we had to sit at the gate until they could find a gate that would work. finally one of the six decided to level out so a tug came and pushed/pulled us to that gate.
it was super nice to be with TH again. 2nd son and his wife came by. talked to youngest on the phone several different nights as he drove home from work. and then we went over to his house for thai food and pictures of their vacation in italy. what a wonderful night that was, but i did feel sorry for youngest, as us being there meant that he had to go with a shortened sleep cycle. he is working 14 hour days 6 days a week, he is one tired guy.
we did "xmas" dinner at a restaurant. 2nd son and his wife didnt come up for the holiday. but the other boys did come, including eldest who brought the grand baby. and it was clear that he didnt really want to be there. i have no idea why he even said he would come if he really didnt want to be there with us all. and no, it wasnt just TH and I he didnt mesh well with, he also didnt talk much with son #3, or his aunt, TH's sister. so idk what's up with him, and at this point in time, am getting to the point where i could care less.
flew back to az on a warm alaskan evening, 10 above at home! w00t! to come back to an empty house. no TH, no one to talk to, alone again.
my battle with depression/grief is ongoing to the point where i'm thinking of going to either a therapist or an acupuncturist. yes, acupuncture does help with grief, ive used it before, and it helped center my emotions.
thanks for listening,