The Opioid Crisis in America and my Family

Every once in a blue moon I mention something about the current politics on this blog and there are always a few people that freak out as if no blogs should ever reference anything going on in the real world.

Well there is more going on in the real world aside from President Trump and his escapades. And this post is for the families that have gone through it or are currently going through it or know someone that is. And that is the opioid crisis that is gripping our nation.

For a background to this real-world post I will send you to this link

And then I will tell you that this past time ( via the link ) despite your hopes and prayers along with everyone else that it was NOT successful and he did NOT complete his program and that he DID continue on with the drugs.

He lied to us…told us that he was kicked out of his room for smoking there…and we believed it. He lied about a lot of other things that we either fell for or had suspicions about.

In the end he hit rock bottom…no money, desperate to get out of the cycle and went to rehab for the full four weeks and completed the program.

He’s not coming HERE nor to his brothers’ house since he betrayed us. He had to find a solution…halfway house / another friend to take him in etc. We have all worked together on this with a few friends and came up with a ‘tough love’ solution.

I think that it is going to work out this time and my message to any of you that have friends or family or neighbors going through something like this is that they have to really WANT it and he finally does.

So don’t stop hoping / praying.  Always hope and pray, pray, pray :)

And I will tell you that the first time that I became aware of this crisis was a few years back.  A NURSE !!  A nurse from a good family overdosed and died. I was shocked and dismayed. I did not realize that it could happen to anyone / any family.

I hope that being honest about this will help someone :)

Meanwhile I’ve got Koopa his dog and will probably have to have him for quite awhile :)

I’ll not go in to the hassles of that but just post a favorite picture of him from a few years back :

Slice of Life early August

A quick slice of life post :)

I still want to keep on with a blogging break somewhat since I’ve not been sewing since the cat died ( on a reading binge though ) but thought to do a quick post and then get around to visiting people again :)

I am pleased to have harvested a few tomatoes ( enough for me and my family down the street ) and here are a few of the blooms around here right now…

It was not too long ago that I had posted about my middle son and family going away on vacation to the beach, and I had their dog Merle here.  Now the youngest son is away and I have Koopa, his pit bull.  I Googled something akin to “indestructible pit bull chew toys” and came up with this due to rave reviews on Amazon.

SO if any of you have a major chewer who can kill a Kong toy…I recommend this along with the others :)   GOUGHNUTS stick or ball ( I ordered the stick )

We throw it on the porch, out in the yard, and when I took him down to my sons  to play with Merle today while I was babysitting the kids, it survived tug of war and more.

Meanwhile I had my marching orders when I went down there. One of the twins ( 1st grade and still practicing her writing ) had left me a letter asking that I would make them pancakes. She had the box mix out, syrup, and even the measuring spoons. Hilarious! :)

And her mama is so organized. Here is a photo from the other day….their five and five more friends that she was babysitting that day off to see a movie at a local community event.

Later on, while 2 children went back to their parents, the rest showed up here, and we took their dog Merle and my youngest sons Koopa for a 5 block walk down to the fields behind the American Legion to run and play :)

And then for history: I think that this tweet by Trump this morning will match the Lester Holt interview so I want to record it :)

Trump on Twitter > “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”

LOL no it is not legal and we all know that you DID know about it :)