Be The Light….

November 16, 2012

… which serves to illuminate for others.

Time rushes by with little time for self reflection. Lynda and I have a couple of hours a day through the week when she has done her workday, and prior to me leaving the house for mine. We cook together or alternate and enjoy the meal and catch-up time. Weekends I work days so I’m back for dinner and the evening. Tomorrow night we’re planning an evening around the firepit, possibly with our next door neighbours. Chillin’ on a chilly evening bundled up next to a nice blaze.

I think I’m up around 35 days without a day off…. some days I’m exhausted and don’t know how I’ll cope with our clients. (They can be a pretty demanding bunch.) But then the energy reserve kicks in and cope I do. It really is all about them while they are in our care. Five months in and we’re pleased with how things are going… good success rate; a few slips or relapses. I’m assured by my manager that I will be working a straight day shift gig within a couple of weeks.ย Just checked the sobriety calculator and this alky is 3,407 consecutive days clean and sober. Working with new people seeking recovery helps keep me that way.

Lynda’s youngest son has closed his chip truck for the season and moved back in with us a couple of months ago so that is a bit of a blessing. Less running around getting his supplies and other errands. He has just hooked up with a g’friend for the first time in years so that ought to keep him occupied. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I plan to revamp this page soon and get rid of some dead links; get back into the swing and renew contact with some folks. I’ve been occupied on Facebook and once in a while post on Twitter. Making a few new & cool friends there. Will try to spend more time here soon. Ciao for now.


  1. love those lights Norm
    here’s to you getting more reasonable work schedule soon
    life is for living, not just working

  2. Sorry Kel – your comment went to the ‘moderate’ file I guess cuz you haven’t used the cre8space moniker here before.
    Yes, of course, you are right… this has gone on way longer than I had expected or anticipated. Some folks just aren’t able to come thru on things they promise.

  3. Oooh! Pretty lights, Norm. I love them. Glad to hear things are going well. Hope you get a day off soon!

  4. Wow, Norm, those lights are great. Do you remember where you got that photo from? I would like an entire room filled with them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have found some slow-down now!

  5. Ps: My internet sleuthing found it here http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=water+baloon+glowstick&view=detail&id=5D8C426864844EC454EB634575157FD6817FE1C2&FORM=IDFRIR Made of a water balloon with a glowstick inside, suspended by stockings. How cool!

  6. Thanks Robin – I have news to share in a post tomorrow. Glad you like the lights. Thinking of making some ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hey there SuzieQ – yeah, neat aren’t they! Not slowing down but shifting gears shortly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Honestly – who thinks of these things? Glad they do tho.

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