Mere moments after I posted yesterday, I felt better. As soon as I wrote everything down and saw that there is nothing that is a big deal or really anything that has all that much to do with me, I realized that there was nothing to fret about.
I know that I'm a broken record on my blog, but I truly believe that most things don't really have anything to do with you most of the time. And rarely do you know every piece of someone's story. The only thing you can control is your reaction. My choice is happiness!
This evening BFF, Lizard & I are driving to Tyler for ShareBear's mom's funeral home visitation. ShareBear has such a wonderfully close family and they are supporting each other during this tough time. I know that I will face burying my mother (and father) one day, but it isn't something that I like to think about. I send prayers of love and peace to SB's family as they grieve and celebrate their mom's life.
On a much less serious note, the Rangers are in the Wild Card game tonight. It is a must win or the postseason is over. I sure hope they bring their A game. Actually, the A's kicked their butt, so maybe that is the wrong word. Play well, Rangers!
Last night was my 2nd Citizen's Fire Academy. I missed last week while I was in Chicago. In the first part of last night we talked about special rescues like confined spaces (i.e wells), collapses (like trenches, holes or buildings), swiftwater (flooding), etc.
They did a demonstration of an air gun that would throw a hook out so they can save people from a boat during swiftwater rescue. It was cool.
After a break, we split into groups and the firemen walked us through the three trucks. They have a Mobile Command Center (although I'm sure it is called something else). It has a couple of areas with computers, tv's etc that they can use to help during disasters, like floods.
Then we talked about the Engine. This is the big one with all the hoses. It was interesting to talk to the guys about their experiences going out on calls.
All in all, I'm enjoying my commitment to the Citizen's Fire Academy and I look forward to next week!