November 12, 2018, Prescott-
Today is an extension of Veterans Day, being the Monday after a Sunday holiday. It is also the birthday of a friend, so there will be a small luncheon in her honour, just before Noon. Before that, though, there is a donuts for vets event, at our local Veterans Center.
These two events will find me showing up, yet there is also the matter of tying up loose ends, by delivering the remaining items I had stored for the individual I mentioned yesterday. That will begin the afternoon. Then, I have several hours of “me-time”, and can enjoy the coolness of a crisp Fall day. For the first time in a while, I will take my camera with me, and just walk-somewhere.
Commitments are huge, and one of the things I have had to work on-under my own terms, is presence. I am making progress, despite occasional setbacks, and no amount of screaming and yelling on anyone’s part is going to deter me from meeting that goal. My honour is intact.
I have found, once again, that the vast majority of people in the world are fine folks. I am in a good place, in this community, and have been treated well on the road, also. There was a brief period, last month, when I did not feel safe. That came from giving too much power and importance to someone else-and that is behind me. One must never hand control over to another, no matter how loud and manipulative that other person is.
Things are returning to good, once again. Happy Veteran’s Day, Part II, to all who have served our nation.