Thursday Thirteen #23

(Yet another lovely graphic from Harlekwin)

Welcome all and fellow Thirteeners,

Last week I did 13 things I need and this week, as promised,

13 Things Vixen Wants

  1. Stability. I want my family to feel stability. To know that we live in a place where we are safe, secure and comfortable. I want stability. To sleep at night knowing that things may not always be great, there will be difficulties, but we will know where our next meal will come from and that we can live in the comfort that others may take for granted (like a toilet OR heat when it is 34 degrees outside).

  2. Health. I need for my health to be more equalized. And that of my family. Just a little down time from the extremes.

  3. Adequate income. I don’t need to win the lottery (well, I do), but I want to earn enough to pay my bills. Just normal bills. Rent, utilities, groceries. It doesn’t seem like too much to ask.

  4. The world’s greatest psychiatrist. He/she would help all of us, whether it be medication or therapy. No copays and full coverage.

  5. A degree and a job that goes with it. Something that challenges me and keeps my brain in a joyous state.

  6. Grace. I need grace in my life daily and seem to be unable, lately, to find it. I want to see the beauty daily.

  7. To go back to Mass, weekly. I need to feel the love and comfort of Mass. I drifted away from Mass (not my faith) after Ladybug was born and I need that ritual in my life. All my kids are grown so I have no drive to teach CCD anymore, but I loved it for the 15 years I did it.

  8. Peace. I want to find the forgiveness that is in my heart and guide it into my mind.

  9. Someone to talk to. An adult. There are so many issues in my life and I need a partner I can discuss them with. Mr. Vixen is/was an awesome partner, but he has mental health issues that preclude my sharing a lot of stuff with him. I have no one else in my family who is trustworthy. I cannot put it on my children, as they are my children. Besides, some of them may be legally of the adult age, but that does not give them a lifetime of experience.

  10. Fun. I miss just having fun. I have learned to find fun in the negativity of our lives and that is great. However, I miss fun when we just laughed because it was funny not because if we didn’t laugh we would cry.

  11. Energy. Don’t know where it went…not sure how to get it back. Probably a combination of things, but I miss it.

  12. Love. Not for what I can do for you and what I might do for you, just unconditional love that is demonstrated without asking.

  13. Fresh ideas. In every day, every thought. In all aspects of my life.


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  1. What a great wish for yourself. Hope you get them all. I’m sure it’ll be all up to you. Blogging is considered therapy so your #4 is partly solve.

    I love the header too. I’ll check her other designs.

  2. I could have written much on this list…

    May they all come to you in the best way possible.

    Especially grace and financial security. Those two things along open up some many doors that they can’t be paralleled.


  3. This is a marvelous list. My ex-brother-in-law started going back to Mass after my crazy sister all but destroyed his life. What a difference it makes for him.

    I hope all these things come your way.

    God bless.

  4. Praying that you’ll get your wishes fulfilled *hugs*

  5. I will add you to my prayer list this week. I know that you know where Grace, Peace, Love and Forgiveness are found, in the loving arms of our Savior.
    Merry Christmas

  6. Inspiration list. I think everyone wants some, if not most, of these things. I know I do.
    Happy tt!

  7. Looks like we could have similar lists.
    Stop by later for my T13…you have a role in today’s theme.

  8. These are reasonable, achievable goals. I bet you will look back at 2008 and find you’ve achieved them all – one step at a time.

    Happy TT, Vixen!

  9. Voicing all these things is a great first step. Now dive in and allow yourself to have them!

  10. What a touching and heartfelt list – thanks for sharing. I’m sure we all want at least some of those things for ourselves. Happy TT!

  11. I hope that you get each and every one of your wishes fulfilled.

  12. I wish I could give you everything you want this year, but that is a pretty tall order!

  13. anglophilefootballfanatic

    I am so with you on the mass. My entire pregnancy I missed at most five days without attending mass daily. I, too wish for 8 & 11. These are wonderful things to work towards.

  14. Believe in the beauty of your dreams!

    Happy Holidays!

  15. What a wonderful gift list, and I wish them all for you too. I hope you are able to find at least a few of them soon. I think you are fortunate to have found blogging as it can be very therapeutic and you can meet many new friends from all over with a life time of experience from which you can glean.

    Thanks for visiting my Pet Adventures post. I now have TT up with photos so it isn’t much reading.

  16. Oh, I hope you get absolutely everything you want! *HUGS*

  17. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt list. I hope you find all you want, and soon.

  18. Sue

    Great list, and thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  19. You send me an e and we can talk whenever you want.

  20. A beautiful wish list Vixen.

    I have to admit that #9 is probably one of the every day things that I miss the most being home all the time. Since I am not driving or working outside the house I sometimes feel like a goldfish in a bowl, I see all that is going on around me, but I am not a part of it. Just come talk to me Vixen, email is always there. =-))


  21. I am loving your list Vixen. It all sounds like neccesary needs to me! πŸ™‚ I hope you get most or all of them. I am a good listener if I can help with #9
    Thanks for visiting me today…
    Love, Amy

  22. Oh, so heartfelt.

    I find that taking a camera with me everywhere is a good way to start noticing the beauty of things. If it’s cool enough to photograph, it’s cool enough to be beautiful. It sort of puts me in a different “mode”…

    I have two TT13s this week:

    Better decluttering through TT13
    Calistoga, California for RVers

  23. I hope you can find those things. I too could use plenty of them.

  24. Jen

    I think going to Mass may help you reconnect with adults who care.

    I hope you get what you need and your wants that will help you find peace, and a winning lottery ticket would be nice.

  25. I hope you get all these things—you’ve been through a lot and you deserve to be supported better than it sounds like you’ve been. We all need it.

    Adult life just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, I’ve found. So MUCH energy needed just to get through from one day to the next.

    But I have faith that you’ll find all you need if you just keep on keeping on. Sooner or later, help breaks through.

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