Up early... a nice summer morning T-Storm rolling in. It's just a good thing I watered the garden last nite, lol! I am patiently awaiting for the 5 distinctive lil beeps that mean the coffee's done.
I feel for my wife, she is really struggling hard with this smoking thing. She has a smoking cessation class on Monday evenings so, normally I leave a little early in order to get home so she can go. Yesterday what with the toasty temperature and humidity, I decided to "take on for the team" he he and get home early enough to take Ian to the pool. 5-6 pm they kick out the kids who are old enuogh to be there alone. And us old timers with our kids can swim. Well, good plan. My wife had sorta warned me on the phone that she was having a rough day, smoking-wise. Well, when I got home, old Sybil was in the kitchen making tuna salad for dinner. Wow, poor gal, she was a mess... She tried to argue with about 3 different things I said, so I got me and Ian changed and we scurried off to the pool with smiles, kisses and hugs for mommy. I am just glad I decided not to pick up the other end of the stick when she shook it at me, she really didn't need me being an asshole at that moment. I remember what it was like to quit smoking. plus, this is her 2nd attempt in recent months with this class, so she is just all over herself with guilt and frustration. I have done pretty good about being very supportive. It's just sometimes, I get involved in her insanity... This time I didn't, thanks HP. When she got home from class much later, she was better... I know that "running" from a "problem" isn't the typical answer. But, sometimes, we just have to give the other person some space. And let me tell you what a sacrifice it was to go to the pool at 5pm when it's smokin hot out after a busy work day. But, I managed, HAHA!
Prayer for the day:
God/HP, I pray for Your Will today, that you may help keep my obsessions for (drugs, alcohol, smoking and eating vast quantities of food) with you today. I pray for Your Grace today for my wife, who's struggling in the grip of an awful cigarette addicition. God, please help me let her be where she needs to be, and not do anything to make things more difficult for her. Help me remeber that she is a sick person, trying to get well. Also, help me remember that she affords me the same luxry at times, during some of my magic moments. God, let me be of service and have an attitude of goodwill throughout the day.
peace to you all
p.s.- thanks for the supportive comments yesterday on the weight loss thingeee... and Welcome home Shannon! Glad ya had a good trip!