Sunday, July 16, 2017

30 Days of Truth~Day 15

Someone or Something You Couldn't Live Without

When I decided I was going to do this challenge again, I said I'd try to find the entries from 2011 when I did it the first time. I found some of them, not all 30 days. I wanted to see if my feelings, thoughts, decisions, actions had changed at all.

30 Days of Truth ~ Day 15 ~ Someone or Something You Couldn't Live Without(Original post-July 29, 2011)

I'm going to answer BOTH of these...

*Someone* I couldn't live without.

This would have to be my soul mate and husband Jimmy. When I met him, I was at a horrible place in my life, I felt like I was on a dead end street and actually hated my life, my husband and all the things I thought were the issues that were making me feel boxed in. I can honestly say I don't know how I made it before he came into my life.

He gave me honesty, freedom, but most of all he gave me respect, without conditions. And just like so many other couples out there, we have our moments, but because we respect each other, we take the time to work through whatever problem has popped up and make sure we put it to rest.

I also have to include my children and grand girls...they have brought such joy to my life. I don't see them all on a regular basis, I do chat with them online and by phone, but there isn't a day that goes by that they aren't in my thoughts and prayers.

The *Something* I couldn't live without is more along the line of a *tee hee*...I am addicted to Starbucks Verona Blend coffee and International Delight Amaretto Creamer. My mornings are dangerous if something happens and I don't have my coffee...LOL! But seriously, I wake up, take the puppies out, make coffee and then depending on the weather and if the mosquitoes are out in force or not, I try to sit outside and enjoy the peace of the new day as I drink my coffee. I thoroughly enjoy the solitude of the morning and right now, I'm looking forward to the beginning of fall with the cooler temps and fresh scent to the air.

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This one is another that hasn't changed much. I still couldn't live without Jimmy, my children and their families which included seven of the most awesomesauce grands an Abi could ask for. My only complaint is similar to many other mothers whose children live more than a few minutes away. I'm lucky in that I have Mylia and Maine, Tanya and Ravyn right here *this close*, but I'm missing Angel (she's in Michigan, but I STILL think about her daily), and Justin, Tiffany, Alanna, Micheyla, Taya, and Cassandra (they have a very full life in Texas and I oh so wish we lived closer, but they are constantly on my mind).

I have to add my little poodle Calliope into this one. She's my sanity, my rock and no matter what kind of day I may be having, she snuggles up next to me and all my irritation, anxiety and stress go away. However, she has more separation anxiety when I leave the house than I do, I'm going to try and get an emotional service status for her so I can take her places with me. Honestly! She doesn't just cry or howl, she doesn't make sad puppy noises, she actually screams. If you didn't know it was coming from an animal you would think I was torturing some unrepentant soul in my house. And yes, this is all my fault, I have her more than spoiled, I can freely admit that LOL!

The *someTHING* I couldn't live without is still my Verona coffee and Amaretto creamer. Last year when my doctor was trying to figure out what was making me sick and feel so bad, she demanded I remove caffeine from my diet. I refused, I don't drink a lot (maybe one glass of wine at night *not every night*, and when we go to Tanya's for a cookout I have one or two Mike's Hard Lemonade), I don't smoke and I don't do drugs. My coffee is my only *negative* and I just flat refuse to give it up. At any rate, her concern that my *illness* was because of acid reflux was unfounded.

I have Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the lining of my stomach, and even though I've gone through the intense antibiotic treatment in 2009 (I am NOT contagious), it will always be present in my system. This is the cause of my acid reflux, not the spicy foods I tend to eat. So, there isn't any reason for me to give up my coffee, LOL!

So, the Someone or Something You Couldn't Live Without remains mostly the same as the original post in 2011.