Sunday, July 15, 2012

Suicide ... a call for help, not drama

Last night I received a very out of character text message from someone. My response was "what?", to which she replied, "I can't take it anymore, I've taken all my pills." 

Within a minute I was out the door, in my car, calling 911 as I headed to her house. I made it there before any emergency response did and scared her roommate to death as I banged on the door to get in.

I found this person in her room, on her bed, semi-conscious with empty pill bottles on the window sill.

Folks, this person had sent 4 messages to people, including a photo to someone, and I was THE ONLY ONE THAT DID ANYTHING.

Her roomie got a series of texts and didn't even go check on her because they were fighting. Argh!

Before I go further, she is alright medically. Psychologically she is a mess. Can you imagine being in that much pain? Can you imagine reaching out to 4 people and the one that responds is the one you know the least?

Folks, take threats of suicide seriously. People don't make threats idly, they may not follow through but if they're making the threat, something is happening that needs to be addressed.

I am praying for this person. That the right treatment team is pulled together to help get her onto a healthy path. I am praying for each of you and myself, that we don't become so "cold" that we dismiss a cry for help as "drama". There is usually a reason that "drama" happens that we aren't aware of, and it's often times an ugly past.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You will see changes

coming here ... yes, I am going to start blogging again, and there will be different things added.

I am struggling with a serious life change, I have Sulfite Sensitivities and am learning to live with them.

I also have started a HUGE change with my now Teen son. He lives with ADHD, Anxiety, Insomnia and PTSD, you will see posts about this.

You will see continued posts about life as a Widow and moving on in life from that instantaneous change.

I'm sure I've lost some of you, but I'm hopeful that those still here will start reading again, and maybe my readership will once again grow.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Stats from Blogger

As bloggers, we get feedback from Blogger on what type of people are reading our blogs, what sites you are coming from, even the browser you use most. 

We also get keywords that were used in searches. Sometimes they don't quite make sense ... neither do the sites that we are referred from .... like this one:

....someone was referred to my Blog by cherryescort dot com ~ "Best Kiev Escort Service" 

I might be a little worried .... 

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A dinner ... for you ....

Katie and the kids were here. We had spaghetti, sausages and tomato sauce, just like you liked ... Pink Lemonade of course (yes, Katie and I had Malibu in it!) ... I made a chocolate cake for dessert, the frosting didn't work out right so I turned it into a chocolate-caramel drizzle ~ you would have absolutely loved it!

Yes, this IS your son! 
Katie and I toasted to what we had and where we've gone to since you left us.

We agreed, if you were still with us, we'd be leaving the kids with you for a few days and we'd take advantage of an airfare special and head to NY for a few days! You wouldn't mind, right ???

Here ... take a look at the precious angels .... 

No problem ....... 


I spoke with one of our pre-school friends a few weeks ago, remember B.? The boy that was so difficult then? He's doing great now, has a fantastic memory of the last day of pre-school for the kids after graduation, when they all changed into water clothes and we had water balloon tosses .... He remembers you taking the hose and DOUSING the kids! Says it was the most fun he had at pre-school. I'm so glad that the kids remember these things. They mean the world to me.

Well babe, another milestone ... oh yeah, Happy Belated Anniversary also, last week would've been 14 years! Maybe next year we'll have a 15th Anniversary Party .... maybe.