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Thursday, December 19, 2013

I'm still trying to shake off the feeling of Christmas blues. It always hits me, but it usually doesn't last this long. There have been many changes in my life this year. Maybe I just haven't got a grip on them yet. Maybe I'm concentrating on others too much and not enough on me. I need to take time out for me - to sit and sum up the year, decide where I want to go, set new goals. Resolutions for the new year are definitely in order.

One bright note is that I did go to the doctor with my daughter yesterday. She got her second ultrasound. The first was a month ago. I was astounded at the difference in just one month! (She's at 13 weeks.) In the first ultrasound, I could see the baby, but the baby was so tiny and I couldn't see any details. This time, the body had definitely taken shape. The face had the cutest little nose. The baby was moving all over the place, moving the arms up and down. The little fingers were curled at the end joints as if to say "Hi Momma and Grandma!" It gave me such a warm and fuzzy feeling. Sherry was on the table a little farther away from the screen. The nurse was talking about the arms and hands and Sherry was far enough away to be unsure. Of course, I was practically on top of the screen. So, I got to stand there and point everything out. It's something I will always remember!

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    Congratulations on the new grandbaby and hoping your holiday is pleasant! emoticon
    1486 days ago
    Congratulations on your new grand-baby! That must be so exciting! I hope you shake the Christmas blues soon.

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    1487 days ago
    What a great pick-me-up to see your grandbaby!


    Hoping your Christmas blues stay gone!
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  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon for this great blog pleease do take time out for youraelf
    1490 days ago
    Dearest Patty:

    I am struggling too and, like you, I am concentrating on the happy times as they come. Your new grandbaby is beautiful and famous online already! LOL Thanks for sharing since I can appreciate the struggle. In less than 2 weeks, the holidays will be over and we can work on our new goals for 2014. Let's keep Sparking in between. Thanks for sharing the photos. emoticon emoticon
    1490 days ago
    The pics are amazing ........I hope you shake the blues soon .......... emoticon
    1490 days ago
    Oh the baby ultrasounds are so precious! Definitely always made me cry!

    Take some time with God. Perhaps ask Him to help you shake the blues. Ask HIM to help you focus on the gift He gave YOU. Listen to your favorite carols. But I think mainly, try not to let any aspect rule your mind. If you aren't "feeling it" this year.... don't push it. Don't stress about it.

    Have a blessed weekend!
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    1492 days ago
    emoticon Maybe the ultra sound did cheer you up, already you are a proud Grandma! I hope during this season you have a chance to find some you time and reflect on the past year, enjoy the Holidays, and have hope for the future!!!
    1492 days ago
    Great blog Patty! We all get stuck in that "funk" sometimes.......and seeing all the holiday cheer and raised spirits, makes us feel little guilty for being a bit of a scrooge emoticon The holiday season can sometime trigger bummed feelings, just remember to take care of yourself (even though a pregnant daughter is pretty exciting).
    Hope you feel better soon....Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon
    1492 days ago
    I'm sorry you are having difficulty shaking off the Christmas blues. Some years are like that. But it sure sounds like you are doing your best to sort through some important things internally and that you are looking forward to the New Year! Keep plugging along! How wonderful that you will be welcoming a new little one into your family :)
    1492 days ago
    Take time for you. You are important!! Congrats on your little one
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  • MJRVIC2000
    Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1492 days ago
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