I am slowly getting into the holiday season. It has taken some doing since I was expecting Lil One to be a part of this process this year. It has been quite a blow learning that the GAL’s issues with me is his personal issue with my Faith. He has pushed her to be involved in another faith and denied her birthright due to his personal bias. He’s also kept me from seeing her.
I am not buying the bullshit they are selling…
I never knew that getting my mental health back on track and keeping it there, progressing in my recovery, which includes being active in outpatient treatment, and staying physically safe and healthy would be looked at in such a negative light by DCYF. From what I have gathered that is doing whatever I want and not considering my child’s needs at all. Hmmm, taking care of myself so I can care for my child. Yeah, ok; bye Felicia.
I am not buying the bullshit they are selling and no amount telling me I am being selfish is going to make me think otherwise. I fell for that last time and here we are again because I did not take proper care of my mental health and my recovery.
Anyways, it took a big slap for me to get out of the trap of victim thinking but now I am so Yule is in full swing at my house.
The decorative heater is finally here. It is not as tall as I had hoped but it is pretty and warms the room quicker than my house heater. The house one is not ideally placed to warm the front room.
With this standing still fireplace I do not need the heat on to have the flame going either. I have a few rugs I need to move around the house but then I will have a rug over there too. I am absolutely thrilled to have a fireplace again. Someday the real thing again.
The painting will be straightened. I have to find my hammer.
I still have more decorations to hang. The lights for the green tree are not here yet and the white tree is Lil One’s. She likes it staying up year-round so it does.
I am going to start decorating a tree every year in honor of Heidi and Renae. It is the green tree.
Heidi was Mrs. Claus and her collar was Jingle Bells year-round for us.
I am absolutely thrilled to have a fireplace again.
Renae was always gracious with me during this holiday and wore these kitty christmassy outfits. I can only find these pictures. It only lasted about 5 minutes but she was our Yule Elf.
Miss Izzy has a green sweater I got her for Yule but she will take off all of her other outfits and bring her pink sweater to me. I am going to have to replace the pink one soon.
I hope everyone has started their season of Holidays off well and are in fully swing to decorating, good treats, and warm coziness with their loved ones.
Image credits: Featured, by A Celtic Yule Blessing; Rest, by Lori Younglove