Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Jack is back home as you can see.  We missed him so much but he was happy to come home and happy when he woke up this morning.  He didn't have a diaper rash so Gracie's mom did a good job of forcing Gracie to take care of him properly.  Gracie goes into rehab today which will be nice for us, no more awkward Wednesday evening visits.  She'll be gone for forty-two days, if she stays in rehab.  We'll see.  I believe she also has court tomorrow, via telephone or video, with regards to her assault charge in BC.  

It was nice having a break from Jack but I noticed the energy in our house was down while he was gone.  I feel better when he's around, more upbeat, even though I'm more tired.  Mind you I was beat after work on Monday and I didn't have to take care of Jack, so it's not just him that tires me out.  

Our guardianship hearing is in less than two weeks now and I try not to think about it.  I try not to think about the coming years either because who knows what will happen?  Certainly not me.  Ten years ago I never thought I'd be remarried and raising a grandchild but I am and I'm glad. 

Work continues on.  I'm less invested in the place which helps.  I stress less about everything and let things slide off my back more easily.  

One of the young nurses braided my hair at work yesterday and I loved how it looked.  I'm enjoying the long grey hair.  

I'm off today and I'm going to get a massage for my aching back.  Probably walk the dogs.  The weather is shockingly nice, 7C this morning.  

Things I'm thankful for today.

Jack is safe and home
A peaceful home
A home
Enough money to pay our bills
Good friends
Gingerbread scones

What are you thankful for today?


  1. Right now I'm especially grateful for your post, knowing Jack has returned safely to the loving care of you and his Poppa and seeing your !lovely! braided hair. I'm grateful that I no longer hate the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, that I feel safe and at peace with myself and able to set good boundaries with those I don't feel safe with.

  2. I love your hair! Beautiful.
    And I am grateful that you are glad of where life has led you. Among many other things but at this very moment- that's it.

  3. You have beautiful hair! I'm glad that Jack is back and doing well. I'm thankful for family, friends, my comfortable home, my cat, my Book Club, and right now anyway, my health. It's difficult for me to be grateful because I feel like I'm jinxing things.

  4. Thankful that Jack is home.

    Thankful for a warm safe home to live in, christmas music, the ability to accomplish many tasks but able to pay for the ones I cannot do, the help of family, one old Boy Scout.

  5. Thankful to see your living room! xo

  6. I love the braid. It's good that Jack is home and safe.

  7. I would rather not talk about me and what I am thankful for. Not only does the braided hair look nice - it makes sense in a hospital environment. You will have to ask The Big Guy to learn how to braid your hair in future. There must be YouTube videos he could follow.

  8. Your hair looks great in a braid!

  9. A peaceful home is the best part.

  10. So glad Jack is back home and all is well.

  11. It's very telling that Gracie can keep Jack clean when forced to, isn't it. I hope she stays the full length of the rehab and you can all get a break from her. Oh, and your hair is beautiful!

  12. You're in a scary situation. My son-in-law has a drug problem. It was very scary stuff. Fortunately, he is out of the picture now, permanently. He shut all those doors himself, and the court system sees it plainly.