TTUT-Healing the Pain

Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers. You just breathe deep and wait for it to subside. -Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

 with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

  • So far we’ve caught 3 mice, and I’m still seeing signs of the little buggers. I caved and bought D-Con. No more Mrs. Nice Match! It gives me the heebie jeebies knowing they’re running around my house, pooing on everything! Hopefully the poison does the trick.
  • My dog is officially useless. A very bold mouse ran RIGHT PAST him and he didn’t even blink. But if someone DARES to knock on our door he goes ballistic. Go figure!
  • This past week was a rough one for me. I’m not really ready to talk about it, but I will say I’m very grateful to have a supportive hubby and such sweet blog friends. Thank you to those who lent an ear.
  • Sunday I went to church. I’m spiritual, but I’m not a religious person. Pushy and judgy church-lady types really bug me. It’s been years since I’ve been to a church service, and with all that’s happened to us this year, I’ve been feeling really broken spiritually. This was a service called Coffee With God, and it was a more casual, smaller group than their later morning service. I felt so welcomed, and no one seemed to mind that I cried through most of the songs. After the service, I got a lot of hugs and welcomes. I left with an uplifted spirit and a positive outlook. My spirit is definitely not healed yet, but I feel far less broken.
  • Only one more week until our annual trip to Carmel. I can’t wait for cool temperatures and walks on the beach with my sweetie.
  • Are you as amazed as I am that it’s the last week of July? I don’t know about you guys but I’m so done with July. I can’t wait to see what August brings!


    i hope you’re feeling better! hugs to you from the ec!!

    that is hilarious about monkey. kinda sounds like my pup, who is not your stereotypical jack russell 🙂


    I’m so sorry that you’ve been having a rough time. I think it’s wonderful that you’re not afraid to ask for support and look for it in different places. You’re amazing.

    Meghan Furst

    I laughed out loud about the dog & the mouse. Hilarious. I know what you mean about mice. I’ve spent MANY a sleepless night listening for the critters in the attic or in the walls. It’s just plain crreeeeepy. Therefore, I have a ‘no-holds barred’ policy regarding any unwanted pests. Whatever it takes to get them out of the house – I shall do it.

    We’re currently battling a severe ant infestation. I get up at 2:00 and 3:00 and 4:00 am to check for the little b**t*rds. Out comes the spray can. ‘Course with mice, you can’t just spray them away – but, once your caught all the culprits – they’re gone. Ants keep coming back again and again.

    I am glad that July is over – after months of almost 100-degree temps or more every day. Pretty soon it will be September & then – cooler. Have fun at the beach!



    You know sometimes I think even God would not be welcomed by some people if he was to turn up at church. Glad you found a welcome when you went.


    I’m with Jo. Jesus could walk right in to most churches and the snots there would turn their nose up.
    Jesus is what you need. No religion or church without Him as the focus is just blech. Religion sucks.

    Sarah Kate

    I’m so sorry you had a rough week. You’ve got a great support system though, and I’m glad the service renewed your spirit somewhat. The right place and the right people can make going to church a blessing instead of a chore. But I agree, it is really difficult to find that place.


    I’m so sorry. I am glad to hear you have found some comfort, and some ways to begin to put the pieces back together. Everything else I can think to say is cliched… Hope this weekend is better.


    Hope you get rid of all those mice soon- not fun. Sorry it was a hard week, I hope this one is better


    Awwww, hun… I hope this trip does wonders for you emotionally. And I think it’s a wonderful idea you decided to give church a try. I know what you mean; I’ve always considered myself far more spiritual than I am religious but sometimes we seek answers when we need a bit of hope and faith. It sounds like it was a really positive thing for you.

    I’ve really missed you and have been thinking about you so much. I owe you emails. I’m sorry I sort of fell off the map for awhile there. Won’t happen again, momma. XOXO and I’m always here.


    That’s exactly what my dogs would do!

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