Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Pomp and Circumstance

My husband graduated from college on Saturday! It was his goal to finish school before he was 40 - and he made it with a few weeks to spare. Hurray for him!

Before Brian and I got married, he confessed to me that he'd always wanted to go to college, but that it hadn't been encouraged by his parents. His father was a staunch law enforcement guy and, to please him, Brian went right into a job for the Sheriff's department after high school. Needless to say, law enforcement was NOT the right career for Brian. He said that it made him into a person he didn't like being. The person he became made some bad choices and law enforcement ended up booting him from that career path.

Then he met me and college became a possibility again. One day I came home from work and Brian announced to me that he was starting school online the next day. Since then, he's balanced work and family and church and school very well. He's passed all of his classes with screaming A's and discovered a real talent for writing. (If he had his choice, he'd write for a living and let people pay him for his opinions... *snort*)

Anyway, I'm proud of my husband.


Unknown said…
Congratulations to him! Quite an achievement - and what an example for the kids.

Debra in Dayton

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