A shocking story!

I am in complete shock! Something terrible happened a few days ago in Dublin, in ireland! A bag was found by a young boy with body parts in it! Body parts! What is this world coming to!

They’re saying it was down to gangland activity, the body parts belonged to a 17 year old boy. He was murdered and then his body dismembers and tossed on the side of the road! How absolutely tragic!

This world is an awful place. I cant fathom how people could just do that and then go on with their day just as if
nothing happened! Its ludacris!

Its all over our news. There is a big guarda investigation. I hope they’ll catch whoever did this. They’re saying it was down to the teenager oweing drug money. But OMG! Its just terrible that his life was cut short in this awful way!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/complete/

My head its like a zoo in here!

There is so much noise inside my head! Kids chatting, some are excited, some are crying, some are scared, some are just chatting to each other.
Its like a zoo in here!
The teen insiders are just as bad! Some are complaining about how unfair their life is, some are in the midst of trauma and stuck in their own pain and memories, some are in their rooms with their music blaring, some are writing their thoughts on paper.
And here we are me and liz and sienna and the other adults, trying to manage the unmanageable!
And it does feel really unmanageable tonight!
Its always like that the day of therapy and the day or two after it!
We had a really great session yesterday, which I will write more about in the coming days. But Shirley came out for part of it, and our eyes were opened. Also Liz talked to Eileen about her own feelings and I know that really helped her a lot.
We came home last night from slimming world, ate dinner, and simply crashed, but sleep didn’t come easily, every time that we tried to settle, the kids were crying, afraid of having nightmares, so they were afraid to go to sleep!
We finally slept a bit, but woke at 3 AM! Got up, showered, and now we’re ready for the day!
I just gotta get our zoo in order! 😀

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/zoo/

Tinsel!

Tinsel and glitter
flying everywhere
oh but
do i even care?
no, cuz its that time of year
We’re all about christmas cheer
And tinsel and the like
are part of the package
tinsel and kris kringle
good food
presents, glittery decorations
now its just
4 days until the big one!
and not long after the big day
the tinsely tree
will come down!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/12/21/tinsel/

Zero to switchy in 60 seconds, thats me!

I’m a switchy mess right now! I went from being nice and calm a few mins ago, to being a crying anxious mess!
Zero to 50 alters in sixty seconds, thats us!
Ok I’m slightly exagerating, but really? We’re rapidly switching and we call it roladexing when more than one of us is out in a short amount of time.
Its super frustrating. I can barely keep up. There are kids screaming for attention, teens wanting to come out and do their own thing, and then there are the rest of us adults, who are trying to simmer things down and curb the anxiety.
Its not working very well as you can see from the scattered post!
I need a shirt that says, zero to 40 in seconds, thats did!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/zero/

Frosty night

as night falls
and the world sleeps
a frosty chill
is in the air
stand outside
long enough
and you’ll begin
to freeze too
so…
dont get
frostbitten
by the winter wind
stay indoors
and watch as
the frost covers
the world
outside your window
and you
snuggle up
in your warm bed
good night world!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/12/07/frosty/

Oasis of quiet

my little oasis of quiet
as I sit here
thinking
all dressed and ready
to spring out the door
when my taxi arrives
but in this moment
all is peaceful
i am one with the world
I am happy
Free from pain
In my little oasis
I enjoy the moment
Before my busy day
Begins

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/oasis/