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February Blahs!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The hours of daylight are increasing, but the cold is still around and the February Blahs just won't go away. Not sad, not depressed, not unhappy - just blah! No excitement, limited energy, feel as if I'm waiting for something that is becoming, but isn't yet. Hope this fades into the past rapidly.

  
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WALKINGWOMAN07 2/17/2012 11:20AM

    I just saw this now - a few weeks after you wrote it. I do hope that the Feb blahs have passed for you. Are you still knee deep in snow? I know that Denver made it on the news - here in Canada - a few weeks ago.

Here's a spring flower for you: emoticon

Irene

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CNEWELL2 2/11/2012 8:44AM

    In our area our kids get a February break - this helps SO MUCH. It is a full week off school. It really helps break up that Blah in winter. It is a great time to take a little vacation.
Praying your "blahs" will pass quickly.
Hugs
Carmen

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JAZZ20 2/9/2012 7:09PM

  The winter blues I guess, I know I struggle with it. I am really looking forward to the longer days, and the warmth.

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Reinventing me!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's been a lot of up and down for me as far as total commitment and following through and all that sort of thing. I stay in the same weight area without a significant amount of change these days and I am not please about that, so I've decided to try a slightly different path. I'm going to pull together a very definite and very DO-able plan that I am willing to commit to for the next 5 weeks until Ash Wednesday and I am really going to DO IT!

I'm hoping once I see the result I can get it will inspire me further. Now I just have to see how well I can do getting through the next two or three days. Can I maintain my commitment? Can I hold true to my intentions and plans? Check back for the next installment! Only the Shadow knows!!!!!!!

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WALKINGWOMAN07 2/2/2012 11:41PM

    Yes you can!! I need tp do this too - we CAN do this!



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TX.PATRICIA 1/27/2012 11:46AM

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CNEWELL2 1/26/2012 6:55AM

    I believe in you

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4EVERBABYCAKES 1/25/2012 7:12PM

    You can do it! I have been feeling the same way; but am determined to be more committed to my health. Keep it up, stay strong!

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Once more into the abyss

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Not really - but there are moments when it feels like that. So much to do, so little time and no mater how I try to reora=ganize to create less stress or conflict, it never really seems to get better. I think part of the problem is that as soon as I get one aspect of things under control or completed, I immediately fill the "space" with something else that was sort of lurking in the wings, waiting for an opening. There is so much I'd like to do in my life and not quite enough time to fit it all in, I'm afraid! I guess I ought to focus more on prioritizing and working toward the things I want most.
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CNEWELL2 1/12/2012 8:11AM

    One step at a time, I like to make a list. Most important things at the top, if it isn't on the list, don't worry about it.
Give it to God and let Him handle it.
Praying for peace for you
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XRSIZE18 1/12/2012 1:58AM

    Love this blog. Try not to get so bogged down in the abyss. Remember, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.


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T'was the Tuesday before Christmas . . . . . . .

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


This is my Mom a couple of years ago, standing out beyond the sign that said "DO NOT GO BEYOND THIS POINT" when I took her to see the Grand Canyon. She was 83 then.

This is what I have before me to live up to. I'm definitely going to try!

  
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WALKINGWOMAN07 12/30/2011 1:00AM

    Wow, what a mother! That IS something to live up to. What spirit.
Irene

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CHELLIEB 12/20/2011 4:27PM

    My mom is my s/hero, too. For a tiny woman, she gives me the living legacy of big shoes to fill.

Hurray for both our moms and the wonderful example they are to us!

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And so it goes, I guess . . . . .

Thursday, December 08, 2011

This week is not pleasant. The weather has been all over the place - snow, COLD (a high of 11 degrees farenheit on Monday!), warmer but windy. I still have a head cold or sinus infection or some such thing that has a negative impact on how I feel, but I have no fever and I don't feel sick enough to stay home. Exercise feels like more of a challenge than usual and I find am really having to force myself to do just about anything at all. I'm getting it done and making sure I can checkit off my daily list, but only barely. Thank goodness for my teams and challenges and friends here who keep me honest. The weekend is nearly here and that's a good thing!

This will be my first Christmas without my mother alive and that is going o be strange. I am already so sick of the nasty people in the stores and the greed and the advertising inferring we all need to buy MORE junk. I almost feel like wearing a button that says BAH-HUMBUG, but the people who don't understand the meaning of Christmas wouldn't be able to understand it ayhow.

  
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WALKINGWOMAN07 12/30/2011 12:58AM

    I hope that your Christmas went okay. I know that I dread this first Christmas in my life.

Irene

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CANDOK1260 12/11/2011 8:32AM

    i THINK YOU MIGHT BE GOING THRU WHAT i GO THRU EVERY eASTER, mY DAD DIE AROUND EASTER IN 1968 AND EVERY EASTER i JUST GET SICK AND FEEL REALLY SAD AND BAD. bUT i WILL TELL YOU IT DOES PAST AND EVERY YEAR IT GET A LITTLE BETTER. emoticon

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SMOKIN_LA 12/9/2011 1:53PM

    Keep in mind that we are in our shortest days of the year right now. This generally comes with feelings of bah and humbug-ness. We are cold here too so I feel your pain, although the snow has stayed away this far, thank goodness. I know this is not easy for everyone, but try to avoid your big box stores this holiday. I made it a point to shop at a couple of local places (vintage, gift stores, wine shops) this year and it has been great. The stores are never really crowded and I get to know the owners who truly appreciate my business. Warm wishes to you. You will shake the funk off soon enough and it will be spring before you know it!

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44ANGEL 12/8/2011 3:52PM

    An interesting blog. I feel like I'm reading my own words. The last two weeks I have had to force myself to get my exercising done. And it has felt more like a chore.

This time of year is very depressing for me. It brings back memories of my brother who passed away at the age of 24 from a brain tumor. Even though he has been gone for 13 years it feels like he passed away yesterday.

I am the biggest SCROOGE there is. I don't like crowds because people can be annoying. I don't like spending money, but I do like to do my Christmas baking, decorating, listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas shows/movies.

I too think a lot of people have forgotten what the true meaning of Christmas is (talking about adults). It's not about presents. The first present of Christmas was a child. I don't ever forget that, because without God, we would not exist.

If your like me, spending Christmas without a loved one for the first time will be hard. Make sure that you have support around you. Lean on those people as they may need that same support from you. Take care and try to enjoy the holiday season.



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