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Friday, January 11, 2013

What a difference a good night's sleep can make. Just 2 days worth and I already see a vast improvement in my mood. It's either that or my brain just got tired of being dark and depressed. The issues are still ever present but at least for the here and now I am not dragging my sorry self around the house.

Keeping busy today tackling the home office. I love sorting, tossing out old paperwork and reorganizing so this should help too with the moodiness. Tomorrow DH and I have our grandson's first basketball game to go to followed by some home improvement shopping. Storage containers, file boxes and paint chips for the hall, kitchen and laundry room are on the agenda. May even stop by TJ Max to pick up a new purse. I have heard they have some good ones. I currently am toting around a large vacation type bag with some many nooks and cranies that I can't ever find what I am looking for. I need something simpler for every day. I don't usually treat myself but am feeling the need to do something nice for me these days.

And lastly a big thank you to all the Sparkies that have given their advice and support over the current week. You have no idea how much you help me sort things out or bring a situation into a better light when I can't seem to do it on my own. I appreciate each and every one of you very much! emoticon

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BEWELL48 1/12/2013 8:00AM

    Sleep is a wondrous thing!!! emoticon

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IOEINC 1/12/2013 1:16AM

    Good for you to treat yourself!! You deserve it!!

Amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you!! Also a good cup of tea is my restorative remedy!! Always improves my mood!

So glad to see you feeling better!!


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RURAL3 1/11/2013 11:23PM

    glad you are feeling better Sallie emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 1/11/2013 7:24PM

    I am glad to hear that you are feeling better today. Enjoy your DGS's basketball game. I hope you found a new purse.

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    I hope that you had a great day.

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SABLENESS 1/11/2013 1:50PM

    Those are some great ideas about non-family socializing. And yes, it is truly amazing what a difference a good night's sleep makes to one's outlook. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2013 11:29AM

    After seeing LKWQUILTER's post, it made me realize that by building my own interests, it made my family see me as a more active, vibrant person and I believe it raised their respect for me too. Instead of knowing that I would drop everything to respond to their needs, they saw that I "had a life" and made myself a priority.

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LKWQUILTER 1/11/2013 11:20AM

    I am like Turtlebear--I have joined Red Hats and TOPS--that gives me some "me" time with other women and is good, safe, clean fun. Now hubby says he just sees my "rear" as I am such a busy person--also kids know I don't wait around for them and they can start planning things around my schedule instead of theirs. For years, whenever they called and came by I was home so it was "expected" that whenever you need something, call mama--she isn't busy. It has so improved my life and attitude about a lot of things. I do love them all dearly. Now when they are around, it is much more fun--they tease me about what all I do. Have fun getting stuff to fix up the house. Now the "fun" begins but you did so good getting the old wall paper off the walls.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2013 9:17AM

    Do you get a chance to do much non-family socializing? That might also be a nice pick-me-up so that you have more to look forward to than the limited visits with your adorable grandson. I belong to several meetup-com groups (not to be confused with a dating site, LOL). Even though I'm married like you, I do things without DH to be able to participate in activities that are my cup of tea, or to have people to do things with if he's working nights or Saturdays. After we got an empty nest, I realized that I had basically formed my life around my kids' and needed to "reinvent" myself. (And I too suffer from depression.)

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