Now I ask you, when you go to the dentist do you get a manicure and polish? Humph...I didn't think so. Me either. J, on the other hand, did. Hot pink, sparkly nail polish too. Good thing this didn't happen 2 years ago or I would've flipped my lid. Because "I" am the the keeper of all things wonderful such as gifts, hugs, sweets and sparkly pink fingers. Luckily it's not as big a deal now that J is attached, albeit an anxious attachment. So I let the pink sparkly fingers slide although I'm sure my eyes were wide as the dental assistant announced the joyous event. PTSD I tell you.
Invisible Heroes finally arrived today. Woo hoo! I've been attempting to break my habit of reading books on therapeutic parenting, trauma, RAD, ADHD, PTSD, grief, loss, and ODD. For the first time in over 3 years I've actually been reading for the pure enjoyment and bliss of escaping into another world instead of delving head first into educational material. I am putting my addiction on hold just to read this book then I'm back on the wagon. I promise. I've already skimmed through it and found some guided imagery that I'm going to record onto her mp3 to play all night. At first I thought about ordering some of Naparstek's cd's then the AT and I thought it would be so much better with Mom's voice. It is recommended to have low, soft, relaxing background music playing and that it intensifies the healing. That makes perfect sense. I'm focusing on page 216, Healing the heart; and page 221 affirmations. Play them for a week or so then move on to the 2nd stage of healing from trauma. We'll see how it goes.
So now I'm frantically searching for the cord that connects the recorder to the mp3. One of these days I'm going to get smart and put labels on each black cord as it enters my house. Unfortunately I'm now going to search the black cord mess that I have created. You know the ones. Cables for mp3, ipod, earphones, cameras, camcorders, usb, etc. They are breeding like rabbbits in my house. Feeling overwhelmed already. It's around here some where. I know it is.....
The elusive black cord has been located and it's gray BTW. It was located in the black hole of all cords. Recorded 3 sets of imagery. One for healing the heart, one for affirmations and one for sleep. Then the joy of figuring out how to transfer said imagery onto the player. Easier said than done but done it is. Playing as I type and hoping for a blissful night sleep for J. Hot damn I'm good.