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Monday, March 04, 2013

Here it is mid March and now the winter blues have hit me.

We have been having exceptional weather, until yesterday's blizzard. 20-25 cm in a very short time. More snow again last night.

Yes it is beautiful, it is also depressing.

I am one who loves spring and summer. I love summer activities more so than winter ones.

I am having to Make myself go to the gym, it is all to easy to find an excuse.

Thankfully I have friends who meet me there and that extra commitment helps me to actually get there.

I think I am also adjusting to the new dynamics at home.

My DH is no longer working and has decided to go back to school. He has been home 2 weeks now and I think it is starting to sink in (for me) that things are different.

I am trying to carry on as usual, but face it, its different.

I am proud of him realizing he needed a change and taking that huge step of actually doing it. That takes courage.

We will be fine financially and I am toying with the idea of going back to work as well. Meaning more than what I do now kind of thing. Now I am self employed, but thinking a steady job in addition to what I do may be needed. Not sure yet.

First I have to adjust to having him around the house.

I will.

Adjust that is.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 3/6/2013 9:02PM

    Spring is coming. The stores have been carrying pussy willow and I've bought some for home and work. It holds out hope that winter will end sooner or later.

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    Pretty pictures, but I also like spring and summer so I'm ready for warm temperatures to return. I hope things work out well for you and your husband. I'm sure adjusting to his being there will take some time (I know it did for me when Tommy got sick and is now at home), but things will work out. Just remember to take care of yourself.

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BBAMMOM 3/6/2013 1:01AM

    Change can be a very good thing. I understand that all too well. I'm here for you, my friend. You are strong. You are beautiful. And you are brave.
Love you,

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LINDA! 3/6/2013 12:22AM

    Beautiful photos.

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_NONNIE02 3/5/2013 5:14PM

    When in a major life shift, creating that new normal takes a lot of patience, love and time. One thing I insisted on when my husband was a student and I was working, was that he find things that HE didn't mind doing around the house (that way he'd be more likely to do them!) to help lighten my load. After all, he wasn't in school 24/7! And if he had exams? I would step in.

We got into a nice rhythm and it will come for you, too, Angela.

For us, here in the northern States, the cold is getting old, too (and lack of sun). But once we get through March, I have H O P E! Don't know if you guys go on Daylight Savings time like we do here, but we will set our clocks ahead an hour this Sunday which will give us more late in the day, light!

Hang in there girl. Fill your "loose marble time" with as much joy as you can! SPRING IS COMING, I PROMISE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LITTLETEAPOT17 3/5/2013 4:20PM

    Take it one day at a time Angela! It takes time when we go through major life changes. Be kind to yourself and give it time. Fuel your body properly, keep the exercise, take vit D, plug in the SAD light and realize that change is good--life's a journey--enjoy the ride (and changes). Spring is here just about in Texas--it's coming your way soon!! By the time you look out the window, it will be there waiting for you!!

Everything will work out as it should. Love you sis!!
hugs, p

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KICKINGKILOS 3/5/2013 10:47AM

    I want to congratulate you on your amazing weightloss.
Hang in there, you can do this! emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/5/2013 9:38AM

    Hang in there! It is amazing the strength we find from within ourselves during these times of struggle.

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MISSILENE 3/5/2013 6:32AM

    I have lots of faith in you and your choices..Love ya

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LYNMEINDERS 3/5/2013 2:46AM

    It does bring DH has a friday off and that certainly brought so BIG challenges for several

Well done for your DH to go and study...thats awesome,....
Love the looks beautiful

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EWKA101 3/5/2013 1:42AM

    emoticon Angela you can accomplish anything ! emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 3/5/2013 12:27AM

    First - beautiful pictures! We are supposed to get 7-10" of snow tonight, so close to what you got. I'm glad that I'm home with my family, but like you, I'm ready for Spring and Summer.

It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. Make sure you are taking time for yourself.

Finally - GREAT job on hitting the gym. I've been slacking the past few days and I feel super sluggish because of it. You're doing great my friend!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 3/4/2013 7:35PM

    The snow is beautiful. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 3/4/2013 6:33PM

    What beautiful snow scenes! Looks like a postcard, but that's where it'd end for me. Hope things go well with your hubby's educational pursuits. Going back to school as an adult can be a b*tch, I mean you really have to be highly motivated. Take it all in stride and you'll be fine, dear heart. Keep up your AWE~some success! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/4/2013 5:21PM

    It will be hard Angela but i'm confident ou will do fine you're a strong woman.

Hang in there

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BOVEY63 3/4/2013 5:19PM

    Like you, we are getting snow - started a little while ago and could dump 8-12 inches by tomorrow. Keeping positive, it will be some great exercise.
Good luck to you hubby in his new venture, and you in the adjustment!

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L*I*T*A* 3/4/2013 3:34PM

    wow.....that is quite an adjustment.....
it will bet better soon with the weather !!!
blessings and hugs..lita

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    Such major changes going on in your life and your family's life. It's imperative that you keep up with your own activities -- gym, outdoor exercise and all the rest. That will become easier as the weather changes, so push yourself for now.
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MARTY728 3/4/2013 3:17PM

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-POOKIE- 3/4/2013 2:53PM

    This latest winter season, I started taking Vitamin D supplements.

I started them in October I think.

While it hasn't completely stopped the "winter blues" it has helped me, to the extent when I forgot to take them with me when we went away, I noticed on the third day I felt more sluggish and down.

They are not expensive and they have helped, I totally recommend trying it.

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