Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 21st, 2016 Unusual Way

December 21st, 2016 Unusual Way

It's 11:30pm--I just got back home a little while ago from taking more of mom's stuff to her room. We had a good conversation tonight. I think it's finally settling in, what's ahead and why she needs this level of around the clock care.

Today started in a very unusual way. I was six minutes into my radio show this morning when gun shots started popping in quick succession. I called 911 to report the shots--before looking down the street to see the police on the scene. A young man was shot and killed by police a block away from our studio when he advanced on them while refusing to drop his weapon. It was a very tragic story and unusual for this area.

Mom called me from her room this morning as she listened to my morning show, "Are you okay? What's going on with the gunshots you're talking about?" The story was the primary focus of our news department, as you might imagine--so it was talked about a lot, all morning long.

I made the trip to Stillwater this afternoon after work to get more of mom's things--finally got back home a little after 6pm, prepped for dinner--then enjoyed co-hosting the December Speaker Series with Life Coach Gerri Helms--made dinner right after, enjoyed it and headed to the store to grab a few things before going back to mom.

I must remind myself: My extraordinary care of me is a very important thing that runs constantly in the background of my life. My extraordinary care is NOT dependent on everything being awesome. It is dependent on my willingness to accept and embrace my plan each day.

I did very well today. I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained abstinent from refined sugar, I exceeded my daily water goal and I stayed well connected with great support!

Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. Glad things are settling in with your mother, and congratulations on staying strong even with a lot going on in your personal life. Merry Christmas :)

  2. Holy Cow! Gun shots right down the street - that had to be stressful. Your days are full and I hope you are managing to get enough sleep.


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