Journal – August 30, 2017

It is not a bad day. It started out with a headache of course but some advil and caffeine combined took care of it for the most part. It’s kind of in there but it’s rather mild compared to the killer headaches I’ve been getting every single day for over a week now.

The depression is light enough to ignore. It isn’t sapping my strength or my will power. It doesn’t bring on tears. It’s just sort of a sadness deep inside. No real reason for it. It just is what it is.

I went and got the oil changed in the car this morning. Now I have Tally and Miah while my wife and Tianna run to the store to get a birthday cake for Dale for tonight. Tally is asleep and Miah is watching cartoons so they both are being good. Thank God. Combined they are often more than a handful.

The beast is quiescent for a change. Did not see any shadow people last night. Probably because when I went to bed I had another killer headache and took a handful of Advil PM.

I slept most of the night through, only waking once and quickly falling back asleep. That was a relief. Lately when I wake up at night I have a killer headache and cannot get back to sleep but last night was different. Thank the good Lord for small blessings.

I have yard work to do today. They came and picked up all of the branches I put out last week. Now it’s time to put more out then rake up the area. It would be nice if the boys helped me but that is a pipe dream. It is their home but they do not do anything unless they get paid for it except mow the lawn. I’ll be damned if they’ll get one red cent from me. I will do it all myself. I have vowed to get that back yard cleaned up and cleaned up it will be. So help me.

There is no better day than this one to get it done. With the depression in retreat and the sun shining it is a good day to be outside working. I will still pace myself. It doesn’t need to be done in a single day. Besides I don’t wish to make too big a pile of branches out front on the curb.

Well be good people. Stay strong. Always face the world with a smile and never refuse a hug. Try for at least one good laugh per day. There is real life changing magic in smiles and hugs and laughter.

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