It’s scary when the weather plays tricks on us like that. I had difficulty driving one day last week for the same reason! I wish I had artistic abilities. My house is in desperate need of some things on the walls. When the weather gets warm I’ll go to some art shows and fairs to help fill them up.
It might indeed be scaring people off. Not sure where AR Is on this. I know she’s been busy with baby. Will catch up with her this weekend. She’s the only one on the Board who can help. Gladstone has already tried.
That cruise sounds fantastic, Lil. It also sounds like you’ve reached a similar place to me, where your life is pretty much “in order” and it’s hard to know exactly what to do with that. I hope you get lots of time to learn how that works!!
I’m limited in my replies because I can only access the site through my phones history — otherwise google tells me it’s an unsafe site and won’t open it. I’m assuming everyone has this issue.
There is evidently an issue with the site certificate that can only be resolved by our tech goddess AR. In the meantime, however, don't be scared off by dire chicken-little-esque browser warnings. If you see and "Advanced" button in your browser, click on that - you should see another page with more dire warnings - and a link at the bottom that says something like "Proceed to marriageadvocates.com (unsafe)". It lies - proceeding to marriageadvocates.com is quite safe (i.e. don't believe everything you read on the internet!).
I don't have any advice or suggestions - although I did just finish reading a book that you might find interesting. It's called "The Five Invitations" by Frank Ostaseski.
Where she lives there's a 211 service to direct to emergency housing but we've heard mixed stories because being housed with mentally ill folks, they can have angry outbursts so she feels safer in her car. My other family has housing so the kids are on regular schedule with school and all thankfully because previous breakups they were not focused on stability more on making a point. Previously one brother took the kids from their Mom and now they have more stable approach.
So glad that so many pieces are falling into place for you. I am sure that your doing well and the boys doing well has soothed parts of yourself that were very anxious in the past. No way to end that undercurrent of anxiety except by getting to the point where the feared catastrophes don't all arrive at once. Wonderful to read that you are getting there.