Dealing with it all

Source: Foodie\’s Mt Shasta 
Yesterday was Foodie\’s 40th birthday. We talked a little on the phone and he said he had to take a day off work, to process – after hearing the news about his cousin. I didn\’t want to burden him with news, on his birthday. We\’ll talk more later. He and Char will be coming over for Thanksgiving and it looks like the weather is going to be perfect. We will eat on the patio – we have a small propane heater and we\’ll have a fire so I think it\’s going to be very special in spite of the pandemic. Unfortunately for the first time since Navy was in the military, we will be eating without him and his new wife. I do plan to bring over some food in containers. 
Last week after hearing about Nina, I did go through a moment where I just couldn\’t bring myself to actually believe it. So I went on to the coroner\’s office website to look up her name and sure enough, there she was. The cold reality that this nightmare is real. – seeing her name really hit me hard.  That might be the only \”closure\” I will get. Today I checked and they have not released her body. Probably due to covid? It will be a week tomorrow. I did contact Facebook and memorialized her Facebook page. That made me feel like I was protecting her. 
I was at Big Lots yesterday briefly looking for something and I walked past hot wheels and dolls and I started to cry. The last time I saw the children was a year ago and I bought the boy a bunch of hot wheels and a carrier and a baby doll for toddlers that she loved. Then this whole covid crap came and then all the uncertainty about the children – them being in foster care earlier in the year. So much time had gone by since we saw each other. I know that Nina was going crazy – trying to do \”recovery\” on a zoom call while helping her son do online schooling and dealing with his emotional needs. Dealing with her ex, dealing with working nights, and trying to sleep and carry on like a normal person, during the day. As any young mother knows, it\’s hard to carry on, without getting a break. So she went back to using again – just to manage. I don\’t n anyway condone it – but I can see how at this time, she needed the help the most, and this stupid pandemic and lockdowns were not helping her one bit. I am sure hers, wasn\’t an isolated case. We\’re just not hearing about it because it would go against the Lockdown Lords who are not at all considering what this is doing to our young people. 
Navy is back to work and now his wife has it. Both had really mild cases with just aches and pains and extreme fatigue. Sara does have a slight cough. They will have anti-bodies that will last for 90 days. 

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7 thoughts on “Dealing with it all

  1. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 12:52 am

    Sad statistic of this pandemic with your niece and you are right, sadly she is not the only one. That was good what you did with her Facebook page. betty

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  2. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 12:59 am

    I was watching a program on PBS about addiction and one man who was a physician said no one understands how vicious addiction is until you have someone in your family with an addiction. The man had a son who had an addiction problem. Some get addicted the first time they take an opioid. Others do not get addicted. But there is a big problem with people getting appropriate treatment. I never drank alcohol because of the alcoholism problem that runs thru my family. I'm just so very sorry about your niece. I know you loved her. This is so tragic.

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  3. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 2:01 am

    Sending you hugs. Kurt says he is feeling okay and did another day of teaching his students online.God bless.

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  4. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    It is traffic and these drugs are taking out, our young people.

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  5. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the hugs

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  6. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 6:31 pm

    It was a small gesture but it protects the account from being hacked.

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  7. Anonymous November 25, 2020 / 8:55 pm

    Everyone deals with the loss of someone close to us or someone whe just know can be hard or anyone can do is take it one day at a time.

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