I haven't been blogging. Part of that is that I don't need the blog like I once did. I spend my time with a lot of people, and I talk and share myself more than I once did. I also don't have to deal with all of the crazy effects of abuse, PTSD, ED, or even leaving the church. Everything is pretty calm generally speaking. I also have been very busy with BJ's family, my family, work, with some horses and fishing thrown in.
At the same time, I miss writing. I miss blogging and having a record of who I was in that moment.
So... I'm just dropping in to say, I plan on writing more, and sharing more here.
I'm planning on writing some of the stories from my past in a more complete form. I have the journal/blog entries from when I was going through it all, but I'd like to write it all down differently.
A few days ago, I did an interview for a study about Eating Disorders and Spirituality/Religion. She asked me to share the story of my eating disorder and specifically how it related to religion and spirituality. As I shared with her, I made connections I haven't made before. It also felt good to just tell a story from beginning to end (so to speak... Actually, my story hasn't ended yet, but... whatever.)
That's my goal. I'm writing about it, so that I have a better chance of actually doing it.
In the meantime: Here is a bunch of pictures I've taken since the last time I posted.
|BJ enjoying the semi-nice weather on our last ride. (There was snow on the ground in some places, but the sun was out.)|
|My family came over for my mom's birthday. |
|BJ and I went to Vegas for a tradeshow (for work), but while we were there, we stopped to visit Rick's Restoration. |
|We also went to Count's Kustoms|
|Sometimes we get bored at tradeshows. |
|My brother performed in a benefit concert. They gave away four scholarships that evening, and he got one of them!|
|Three of BJ's grandkids came over to ride the horses. J has been riding since he was a baby. He's pretty comfortable up there.|
|I love this smile.|
|My cat. She was hunting mice, and we were in the way.|
|She wasn't so sure at first, but by the end, "Look Grandpa! No hands!" and she wanted to go around several more times after the boys were all done.|
|I had an orchestra concert. BJ's daughter took this of us afterwards.|
|BJ's mom has been in a Rehab center. BJ's brother and his family started the deck, and BJ and I were there to help finish it up. |
|The little dogs were not enjoying the cold. |
|They asked me to take their family photos for them. I'm not a photographer, but I sure had fun.|
|E (my bro-in-law) and Olive (the dog)|
|Sadie, why are you being so naughty?|
|BJ helped Sadie get in the pictures.|
|Olive's "Batdog" ears make me happy. |
|I REALLY want a dog. For now, I have been playing with my sister's three. (Though, they found a home for Bandit! So, now she is back to just two dogs.)|
|We went fishing in the dark. Someone told me that was a euphemism for sex... but I didn't know that. We really just went fishing (for Trout) in the dark.|
|Sunset while I was at work. (This is the view out my office window.)|
|We went to the rodeo with all of BJ's kids and a few of the grandkids. These three loved the barrel races. |
|My sister had a birthday. They made her dance. |
|Happy Halloween! |
|This girl makes me smile. (BJ's granddaughter.) She told me to get the camera, because she was in the perfect spot for a photo.|
|Carving pumpkins together.|
|Making stuff with clay. (BJ's grandsons.)|
|We went to cowboy poetry.|
|This guy lives across the street.|
|We helped BJ's sister and her husband move from Montana back to Utah. (Anyone who is friends with BJ on Facebook saw this picture, cropped a little.)|
|BJ's granddaughter's drawing. Do you know who it is?|
|Last Christmas BJ bought me a camera. He said that made me the official expedition photographer. I took a photography class and learned how to use it. Now sometimes I can get cool action shots like this one.|
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