Some good news at long last…

Dear readers,

Well the official offer came in today to travel all expenses paid trip to Boston for bloggers who blog about Schizophrenia! It is the end of this month and I am very excited… to learn about what they have to teach us, to see my friend Bethany Yeiser of CureSZ and just for a nice little get away.

I feel like I really needed some good news after many worries about my mom with her recent stroke and major memory problems and possibly cancer and my daughter’s new diagnosis of Bipolar 2 and all she is dealing with. I decided to check in with my therapist today and it was a great session, processing all about both of them and what I can do which is basically not too much right now. But this blog is about good news so I will not write any more about these sorrows.

I have taken a break from visiting my mom at the hospital and am obsessing about it less tonight. It is just too much. Tonight was special because we had my oldest son and his fiance over to book our flights to Hawaii for their destination wedding in April. I love to travel so this was so much fun to finally solidify the plans!

I made these huge meatballs with spaghetti for dinner and it was a blast with all. I even packed away lunches in my new Tupperware I recently bought and sent home some extra for my son. I am so proud of him. He has a good job, bought a condo a few years ago and is just very organized and has been a huge support for me with my disorder and past marital problems. I love him so much and am so happy for him and his soon to be bride. We didn’t talk about my mom and her health problems at dinner and after we were finished talking about the wedding plans and my youngest son’s tennis career I made the announcement about Boston and everyone was so proud of me and this awesome trip, even my husband is happy for me!

Financial stress is gone now and my disorder is under control but I know I must be careful to not think too much about the loss of my mom as I knew her or visit or call her too much right now, as stress can cause a relapse of the Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder.

Lots of me time today especially with my favorite dog Butter (full name is Princess Buttercup from Princess Bride ha ha). I wish I could take her to Boston with me but I know from recent experience that it would stress her out too much. She is a pretty good dog, there when I need her and today we took a nap on the bed. She is very sweet and has a very stubborn personality (the beagle in her). I have, as long as I can remember, always had a pet I love and right now it is Butter. I love all animals and believe God gave them to us just for this purpose when we are down and when we are up to celebrate with them. They always love to celebrate for any and all reasons. On my birthday I give my dogs treats all day!

Well that is all the good news I can muster right now through my tears! Praying for a restful night and good dreams. Last night I had a dream about Schizophrenia and it was ok but a little frustrating. But better than other recent dreams…

Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. It’s tax time and although my husband is dealing with them this year I have to organize everything and add up all the receipts. I’ll get it done but am not looking forward to it to say the least.

Blessings to all



One Reply to “Some good news at long last…”

  1. Sounds like you’ve got some good things going on, Victoria! I am thankful that God is blessing you so much. Your family sounds really supportive and that is a good thing. I pray that things will continue to go well for you. Take care.

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