Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Conversations {11.30.2018}



Happy Friday! Just wanted to check in. It's been a full week month over here, so I'm looking forward to the weekend. And although it won't be a chill weekend, it will be fun nevertheless. We have concerts both Saturday night and Sunday night.

I can hardly believe that Christmas is right around the corner already. I feel like 2018 has gone by so dang fast.

I have been so behind on my television shows, so it was so nice over the long Thanksgiving weekend to get caught up on a few of my favorites:

Blindspot - I had stopped watching it halfway through last season, so I officially finished the last half of last season and the first half of this season so far.

Chicago One - On Wednesday nights is the 3 hour movie (not really, but 3 hours is a lot) of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. I am all caught up on these shows, too.

I was sick with a sinus infection over Thanksgiving, which wasn't fun, but it was the perfect excuse to watch lots of TV.

We're going on another broadcast work trip in a couple weeks. This time we are headed to Mexico. We've been to Jamaica twice now, so it will be fun to switch it up. Neither Wayne nor I have been to Mexico, so we are really looking forward to getting away for a few days in the midst of the busyness.

My sister is coming next Saturday to stay with the kids while we are gone. I'm looking forward to having her here and I know the kids are so excited.

Griffin is just about completely potty-trained. It all happened within the last few weeks. His teachers at his school really worked with him during the day as they are with him most of the time, but it has really stuck now, so we are hopeful it will continue. He will still be wearing a diaper at night for quite awhile, but not having to worry about diapers during the day is AWESOME!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Outsiders

To all my Route 91 family I am with you today and everyday and just know that I love you and am here for you if you need anything.

Outsiders don't understand that when shootings continue to happen over and over again it brings the PTSD back in full force. It brings up feelings and emotions we thought we had dealt with. Outsiders don't realize that just because it's been a year +, that we should be fine and all better and be able to move on. They just don't understand or get it.

We not only cope with what we went through on a daily basis, but on days like this, when another mass shooting happens, and the following days of seeing it on the news over and over again it's hard. Really hard. Physically, mentally and emotionally it's draining. It doesn't matter if it happens in a school or a church/synagogue or a bar. To hear the same things over and over again...thoughts and prayers....

Yes, I am grateful to wake-up everyday, but that doesn't take away the feelings and emotions. Feeling like no one in the real world actually cares. It's becoming a weekly occurrence and everyone is just constantly looking the other way. Which some people can do if they have never been through something like that before, but as survivors we can't look the other way. It consumes us over and over again. It's like a bad movie on repeat that we can't escape.

I am fortunate to have a great support system in my Husband, my kids and my friends. Not everyone has that. So please if you see someone stuggling, try and be that support system for them.

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