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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sanguine (Sun)day

Please forgive any abruptness. I'm exhausted, I have a cold and this weekend is full of some pretty large events/triggers.

Success Stories:
Getting angry about the way certain people have treated/are treating me. It doesn't sound like a good thing (or, come to that, feel like one!), but I think it is actually a step in the right direction.

Trying to make the right choice, even when it turns out (through coincidence/bad luck) to be just as triggery as if I had deliberately made an unhealthy one.

Even though I met with my ex husband and his daughter, I made attempts to use DEAR MAN and other skills instead of just letting him call all the shots. I chose the location and when I didn't like the restaurant he chose, I spoke up and asked if we could go to a different one. We did.

Gratitudes List/Things that make me happy:
Pretty fireworks (like these, these and these).
Getting some photos that I was okay with (like this one).
Fresh squeezed orange juice.

Cheer-leading statements:
It's okay to feel whatever I feel.

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. It is always okay to feel what you feel. You're doing well. Stay strong


  2. It's good that you can get angry when it's needed by people treating you badly, I struggle with this and tend to let it go on way longer than it should. I hope you are feeling better now. I didn't go to riverfire, but glad you got to see the fireworks. I was too lazy.