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Moments of Peace Part 8

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!  YEAH BABY!

Struggling to get back into the swing of things and yet do it a different way–in a more self-caring and healthy manner.  Posting my Moments of Peace does help.  Here we go!

06/08/12 My view at LAX. I had just dropped off Corey at the airport and I was sad. Feeling the breeze and the sunlight as the palm trees blew helped.

06/08/12 My view at LAX. What no planes? Pretty cool huh? You never know what you’re gonna see wherever you are. That’s the best part.

**Last Friday, after I dropped off Corey at LAX I found myself doing some retail therapy and managed to have some luck finding clothes which is amazing!  And that evening I found myself at The Getty Center.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s this really beautiful place with art museums and gardens and what I love about it is all the nature, the quiet and the idea that I can walk around there and not need to go into any building and just enjoy the scenery.  On a really clear day you can see the spread of the LA area for miles and sometimes the ocean really sparkles off in the distance.  I love it!  I haven’t been able to go for awhile because I have such a hard time in the sun with my lupus (and my MS) and they are usually only open during the day.  If theyf were open at night I’d be there much much more.  Here a few Moments of Peace from that experience:

06/08/12 My view on the tram on the way to The Getty Center as day turns to night.

06/08/12 My view facing The Getty after just arriving as day turns to night.

06/08/12 My view at The Getty as day turns to night.

06/08/12 My view from The Getty as day turns to night.  Quite a cloudy night.

06/08/12 Hey! That’s me at The Getty!

06/08/12 My view of the gardens at The Getty Center as day turns to night.

06/08/12 I loved these flowers at The Getty!

06/08/12 My view from The Getty as night arrives. Very low clouds.

06/08/12 My view from The Getty as night arrives. The best part about this is seeing that almost solid line of lights going diagonally across the picture, knowing that’s the freeway traffic and being sooooo happy I’m not in it.

06/08/12 My view at The Getty in the same place as when I started but at night. So neat.

**And now onto the rest of the week:

06/09/12 My view in West LA as evening arrives.

06/09/12 My view in West LA as evening arrives.

06/09/12 My view in West LA as night arrives.

06/10/12 My view in West LA as day turns to night.

06/10/12 My view in Westchester, CA as day turns to night.

06/11/12 My view from the sun deck as night arrives. It was a very clear night. Those lights far off in the distance are Hollywood, I believe.

06/11/12 My view from the sun deck as night arrives. I love twinkling city lights!

06/12/12 My view at LAX as night arrives. I was there to pick up Corey and grabbed this before hurrying across the street in time for the light.

06/13/12 My view from the sun deck as day turns to night. That white ball above the glow is the sun. I love when I can get views like this.

06/13/12 My view from the sun deck as day turns to night. Another view that I am in awe of.

06/14/12 My view in West LA as day turns to night. There were some pinks in there.

It always feels good to post these and share them!  I hope you liked them.  Do you have any Moments of Peace you’d like to share?  I’d love to see them!!!

HAVE AN AWESOME AND PEACEFUL WEEKEND ALL!

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Well We Did It!

Cleo Kitty and I made it through 4 days without Corey!

On Friday afternoon, I dropped off Corey at LAX so he could fly back to be with his family for his nephew’s graduation.  It was a very bittersweet experience for me not to go and be a part of it.  I didn’t want to see him go because I kinda like having him around (you know–kinda) and yet I was so happy for him that he could go and participate in a family event and that Cleo and I were well enough to deal with life without him for a bit.

With Cleo Kitty’s cancer diagnosis in December 2011 and my dealing with lupus and multiple sclerosis, there is just no knowing what the right decision is for anything and if/when things could go horribly wrong.  I have grown used to Corey being around and to his help in our little family unit.  To have that part of us leave was scary.  What if something went wrong?  What if I came down with a flare up?  What if Cleo suddenly got really sick?  Then what?

Well we’d deal.  We’d get through it somehow.  It may feel like I’ve been alone these past 4 days but the truth is, Cleo Kitty and I take very good care of each other and I have a very important support system out here in LA who can help me if something comes up.  We’d take it one moment at a time.

And then the idea of me not going because I was making a healthy decision not to push myself too far on what was going to be a whirlwind trip was so very hard for me.  It brought back my grieving about having MS and lupus.  It reminded me that I have limitations and there are some things I just can’t do…at least right now.  I really struggled with that.  Sure I could’ve gone…and risked feeling absolutely awful during and afterwards but I didn’t like that idea at all.  I miss my family.  I love my family.  I hate not being able to see my family more.  I can’t stand that we’re on opposite coasts…BUT I want to feel at least okay when I see them.  I don’t want to feel even more tired because I was so stubborn that I just had to go.  Yuck.

So you know what?  Cleo and I got through.  Seems like Corey did too.  He’s on the flight home to us right now as I write this.  I was able to take some time for me and to even relax.  I don’t think I would’ve been relaxing on the trip.  And I can almost bet I feel better physically now than I would’ve had I pushed myself not to miss anything and to go…to act like I can live life the way I think a “normal” person lives…as if I know.

I’ve learned yet again that it is OK to make decisions that are healthy for me and to take care of me.  I am the one who has to live the closest to me.  I deserve to feel better.  And you know what?  Cleo and I are doing pretty darn okay.

And we’ll be doing even better when we have Corey back in our lives tonight.  We kinda like him.  You know…KINDA.

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