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Mama Judy thanks so much! I'm doing better I think, but have a very hard time going places I've never been or don't remember.

LITTLEGUYSMOM1 Good for you! I know kinda how you feel, my husband is signing our oldest up for soccer this year (youngest is adamant that she does not want to) And I'm so worried about the logistics of it. I don't drive at night so that puts DH driving quite a bit.

I got a summons for jury duty and I'm so anxious about it! I only have a general idea of where the courthouse is, and no idea where I would park. The idea of being in the courthouse makes me dizzy with anxiety. I'm calling today to see if my psych doc will write a note for me so that I don't have to go. I wonder if a note from my therapist would do? My psych doc is so hard to get in contact with!

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It makes my heart smile to see how you all encourage each other!

Joyce - lifting Lee up in prayer!

Karri - so happy that you were able to get behind the wheel again and make the drive. I'll be praying for continued confidence and that God will make it easier for you each time.

I do have a praise. Last month I was filled with anxiety about signing Carter and Catie up for soccer. Carter is easy since he has practice 2 nights and games Sat morning plus we can request Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu for practices. (we chose Tue-Thu so the kids could still make it to church on Wed nights) And the games/practices are all on the same field. Catie on the other hand is older and her age travels to other fields. We got the text today from their new coaches and they both have practice Tue-Thu 5:30 at the same complex, just a field away from each other. She will still travel for games, but hubby should be able to help out and I always have my MIL to help too. This is a huge relief for me. I get so anxious about the logistics of being in 2 places at once, trying to be everywhere for all my kids. It was definitely a God-thing to have them practice basically together. I am truly blessed and know He is watching over me.

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Karri, I am so proud for you about driving. I can't imagine driving. Have not driven in about 11 years due to Minieres Disease which causes dizziness so I am afraid to drive. The last time the lines on the interstate seemed to move and that was the last time I drove. I wish I could drive and your are making such strides with it. I am happy for you and continue to pray that you'll better and better every time. I am also continuing to pray for you husband. God bless you both. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Mama Judy

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ASOBFALLS I'll be praying for your hubby! Hope things go well at the doctors!

DH is doing much better! He may even go in to work tomorrow. Still waiting on the appointment with the specialist, but at least he is finally willing to go to one.

Thanks for the encouragement! I made the same drive again today to go to an appointment and did pretty good. The drive home was a little hairy, but I made it, and each time I make the drive, the next time is a little easier (or so I keep telling myself!).

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Good for you on the driving and resisting the chicken fried steak. Good for hubby for his encouragement too. :)

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I will be praying for him and for you. God bless.

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Hubby Lee finished his antibiotic on Sunday...bronchial infection is coming right back.
Doctor appointment tomorrow.....just hanging on for him.

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I pray that things will go well for you next week. God bless. Mama Judy

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emoticon Karri! Not only did you make the drive, but you made it twice! emoticon How is DH? Did he get to see a specialist? I hope DD had a great birthday!

How is everyone else? Must be busy as our chat has gotten quiet again.

Not much to report here. I am just trying to enjoy every single minute of this last week before I head back to work on Monday. I finally finished painting the tree with owls in DD's room. I actually took time to read a just for fun book today and float in the pool for a little bit. It felt really good to just relax.

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So, I have anxiety about driving, and DH can't drive due to his back right now. So I suggest we go out to eat, meaning I have to drive. We went early to miss rush hour traffic. We get home, I let out a big sigh of relief, I did it!.... and I can't find my purse. So we had to go back into the rush hour traffic, back to the restaurant to get my purse. My nerves are shot by the time we get home, but we made it! Talk about nerve wracking! But I did okay during the drive, for the most part.

I had the salad. I was sorely tempted by the country fried steak, but I went in knowing I was going to get the salad, and DH talked me off the ledge of eating something I would regret. It really is a yummy salad.

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You are welcome. Hugs, Mama Judy

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Thank you, she loved the video. She is crazy about minions emoticon

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I will pray for your husband that he can get a specialist soon. And Happy Birthday to your young lady. Cherish every moment because they grow up so fast. I have a 47 year old son but he is still my baby to me.

A song and a cake for your DD.

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Leisa that is great! I bet it felt awesome to not be stressed about the change emoticon

DH re-injured his back so I ended up having to drive back from my in-laws house over an hour away. I did pretty good I think, anxiety didn't get to me too bad. But DH is not doing well. Hopefully we can get in to see a spine specialist soon.

DD turns 9 tomorrow! Time sure has gone by fast!

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That is so great. You sound so happy. Sometimes those happy days are hard to find but when they do....WHAT A BLESSING. I hope you have a blessed Sonday, Mama Judy

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Happy Saturday friends!

I hope everyone has had a super one.

Joyce--so glad that worked out. Those little bumps in the road can be frustrating and stressful.

I am a thankful momma tonight. emoticon My kids and I set out to picnic today. Because of crowds at one place we ended up changing plans. I was able to handle that change of plans without getting stressed out. We ended up at a beautiful state park that I remember going to as a child. We picnicked, hiked to the waterfall, and played in the creek. It was a beautiful day with a gentle breeze blowing. I was able to sit and reflect on God's beauty and be thankful for the day with my kids.

I am thankful for you gals too! emoticon Hugs and blessings! emoticon

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Woo Hoo! Fantastic. I am happy for you. Judy

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I went in person to the Human Resources office and got the FMLA straightened out.
They were gracious and took care of it. Ahhhh.

Things are feeling back to normal for us...




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Joyce - I'll be praying you can get things straightened out to your benefit. Hang in there, God's got this!

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So busy with Hubby...so much on my mind...I called in daily to work
BUT FORGOT THE FMLA paperwork.....agghh now what? is that making enough absences to get me fired?
Well, I'll make some phone calls.... emoticon Hate it when I make my own life difficult!

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Hello everyone! emoticon

Joyce--So glad to hear Lee is home.

MamaJudy--I'm glad you enjoyed the nice quiet house. I can relate to your grandson as I am sleeping later these days knowing that I go back to school in less than two weeks too.

I have been spending my days between trying to get stuff done on my summer to do list and just enjoying the time at home with my kids. I have really enjoyed the time I've had to focus on a Bible study or two. God has been doing some amazing healing spiritually and physically this summer. I want to keep my eyes focused on Him as I get ready for the busy back to school time.

My DS has completed his first semester in college and comes home tomorrow! emoticon

Sending you all hugs and blessings! emoticon

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Today I am all alone in the house with my grandson asleep. He better start getting up earlier because it's back to school in two weeks. But it is quiet in the house and that is nice.

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Hubby overdid it with the Grandchildren and ended up with a bout of pneumonia in the hospital for 4 days. He is home now and, again, I hope for a return to 'Normal' life.

Back to regular Bible reading...and noting the Depression scale...
So happy to see this team talking again. emoticon

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Happy Sunday indeed!

We had a great church service this morning - it was a preview of VBS which is this week and some awesome testimonies. The kids were with us in the sanctuary instead of their classes. BONUS - it was probably the most well behaved my kids have been in church. emoticon They get antsy when the adults kind of go on about stuff they don't quite understand yet. They had a segment on the middle school and high school summer projects which my oldest actually found interesting since he will start the middle school program in the fall.

'Inside Out' looks really cute - glad to hear it's worth seeing. So happy you had a great time Karri. And emoticon on the pounds down!! emoticon

I hope you all have a wonderful time of worship today!

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Congratulations on the new grand-baby Joyce!! emoticon

The movie Inside Out was wonderful, though very emotional emoticon . I had several times during the movie teared up and was afraid my makeup had run all over the place (I don't wear much so it didn't, whew!) Even DH loved it, and it explains emotions so well to kids!

Your right SUNFLOWERGAL40 slow and steady wins the race! emoticon My goal is actually for 1 pound a week. I know that is slow, but it's better than the zero I was doing before! I lost 3 pounds total this week, I'm ecstatic! emoticon Plus all the water weight/bloating is gone from surgery, so that is 8 pounds gone! emoticon (I'm so glad it't gone, I was afraid it was going to stick around! Gaining that much weight from the surgery was quite an unhappy surprise!)

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emoticon So happy to see this chat going again. There have been several days this summer I started to stop by and post and hope someone would see it.

Exciting news about grandbaby! emoticon Congrats Joyce!

Congrats to you too Karri on your success with the emoticon

My scale is slowly starting to go in the right direction too. I get frustrated with the slow, but then remember how long I've been at my current weight and the fact that slow and steady wins the race.

Today is yet another Saturday helping my son stay focused long enough to write his final paper for English Comp. He is ADHD and even with medicine has a hard time with writing. I hang out close by on my computer to encourage him when he gets frustrated. I think once he gets through English Comp he will be fine as he does well in the other academic areas.

I hope everyone is having a super Saturday! Be blessed friends!

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Praise God for new grandbaby!

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Baby Grand child born safely emoticon Big brothers have returned to their own home emoticon emoticon and I have had a night of good emoticon
Working this week-end, but life should be falling back into 'normal' where I get to choose how to use at least some of my time and....
emoticon CWWD will be part of that!
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Good morning!

emoticon Karri! Great job on the scale movement. Mine is moving too and in the right direction this time! emoticon I'm down 6lbs so far. emoticon
Enjoy your family date. Let us know how the movie is. emoticon We had a family date last night at Laser Quest (laser tag) with hubby and the boys (my daughter stayed the night with Nana). Super fun time. emoticon

My oldest had a friend come with us and spend the night last night so it's a noisy morning today. Lots of xbox going on. emoticon Today should be pretty quiet other than that. Hubby is home so I can have some relief from constant kid-time. I love my kids, but I can get overwhelmed since I'm with them most of everyday. We are blessed by hubby's job and I am so grateful for it, but sometimes it is long hours away from home. He works at a country club and they host a major tournament every year so he is very busy right now as it is in a couple of weeks. emoticon This will probably be his last weekend off. emoticon So I am deciding to just enjoy today, worship my heart out tomorrow at church emoticon (it's family service so that means the kids are in with us), and praise my God who loves me. emoticon

(I'm feeling in a pretty good mood today, in case the excessive use of emoticons didn't give it away! emoticon )

I pray that you all have a blessed weekend!

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I'm so happy to say that the weight is finally starting to come off! I've lost 2 more pounds, yay! All from changing my eating habits. I still can't work out, waiting on the doc to give me the okay. So I'll keep working on what I eat!

We are going to a movie and dinner with the kids today. When we were dating, DH and I went to the movies at least once a month, now we got once or twice a year. So me and the kids are super excited to go watch a movie in the theater. I guess it's mostly because we insist on watching movies before our kids do to make sure they okay for our kids to watch. I've heard good things about two movies that are out now, so we'll see one of those.

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Hello Ladies!!!!

I am hoping that we can get this thread active again. Stop in and just say emoticon or pour your heart out - we're here for you! emoticon I love seeing how all the ladies step up to encourage and pray for each other on this team.

Please stop by and let us know how your day is going, a funny thing that happened recently, if you need support, or just about anything on your mind or heart.

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There are now 2 Bible Reading Goals at the bottom of the Main TEAM page....
first you see will require putting in numbers and a few more clicks
on the bottom of the Goal list is one to just click a box each day....

choose one !!

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I need a Bible reading challenge like this.
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I agree....hey..I am a leader, perhaps I could change that??? my computer skills are lacking sometimes

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I will, but can it be changed to be able to just check yes, and not have to put in the nbr of chapters.

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May challenge for the Team Goal on Bible Reading

How many will participate


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Thanks a lot, Tina! Great information. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I read online devotionals from www.proverbs31.org . I also get small daily devos mailed to me: Our Daily Bread ( www.ourdailybread.org - for a small donation) and the Upper Room ($13/year) 1-800-972-0433 offer 615CS1

I also get the Heartlight Daily Bible Verse and A Year With Jesus through www.heartlight.org

www.crosswalk.com has many to choose from too.

I hope this helps and you find something you like!

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I got myself a devotional Bible last year and have almost finished all of the devotionals that are included in the Bible. Can anyone point me to either a free or inexpensive source of devotionals or bible studies? I find the devotionals really do help guide me in my Bible reading.

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Pain free and the congestion is gone...still can't hear...

Love your kids !

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Leisa - LOVE that quote! So appropriate.

Joyce - praying for speedy healing and pain relief!

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Joyce so sorry about your ear! I have a friend that came close to that, she had high fever for 4 or 5 days. Hope you do well this weekend. Hugs.

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Tina---Your comment about the kids being home and driving you batty gave me a big smile. emoticon I saw a pin the other day that gave the definition of a snow day. It said a snow day is 1. a reminder to teachers that God still loves them, and 2. a reminder to parents that teachers are greatly underpaid! emoticon



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emoticon Gave in to the little beasties....and they broke my ear drum....that is a quick way to get anti-biotics but now I CANNOT hear to answer the phone!
Unfortunately, they will still find a way to use me at work!

Sleeping a lot...not on fb or here...just don't have that much energy and
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Oh my, I have been praying for everyone up North and in the Northeast. We here in Texas have had a relatively mild winter, but are looking forward to some freezing rain early next week.
No progress here on the scales either. Too many,stresses with schedule changes and watching my granddaughter 3 days a week while her other grandmother recovers from gallbladder surgery. She should be able to watch her next week.

My GD spent the night and did not sleep well because she was scared in the dark, and leaving the light on would wake her up. I am not young anymore. Going to be 60 on April 29, and it scares me.
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Stay safe out there, Karri! I am not seeing much movement on the scale either. It did go down a few, but now it's back up. :P Too much stress eating.

It's -12* here this morning - that's NEGATIVE 12!! No school again. The kids are driving my batty - too much togetherness so LOTS of bickering going on. It's going to be a loooonnnng day.



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Wow at this weather! It is 13 degrees right now, but bright and sunshine-y. The trees are still covered in ice and are all glittery. So glad the roads are mostly good, I need to go grocery shopping!
Yesterday was 50 days into the new year and I've lost no weight, no inches, nada. I haven't been keeping a regular schedule and have given in to many cravings. I'm determined that the next 50 days will be different!

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Thanks CROUCH... anD SUNFLOWER! Dh is always suggesting I cleand house as my mother did!!Hehe



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Thanks, I'll check that out! And I will :)

My oldest now has a toothache, so off to the dentist we go! Hopefully it is just a loose tooth!

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Karri, HappyHooligans.ca is a website for crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners, but I think she has some good stuff your 7 year old might like. emoticon emoticon
Tell your daughter happy birthday from a spark friend.

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Of late it has been hard, what with all the cold, rainy weather. Right now I'm trying to do more crafts and stuff with my girls. My youngest is turning 7 this month and I'm trying to come up with crafts to do for her birthday. So far we're looking at foam crafts that come pre-cut in a box, easier clean up for Mama!

Looking into getting another larger size dog. I miss my Bear (half lab/chow mix, passed a few months ago). I've always had a big dog, so it is weird not having one. My therapist wants me to get a service dog (for my anxiety) I'm thinking that may be the way to go. Probably get a golden retriever or a yellow lab.

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Cathleen---My husband wishes I did cleaning when depressed! emoticon I do a lot of the same things Kerri mentioned. I like to get outside and walk if I can. I read a lot. I play mindless video games on my Kindle. I talk to my dog a lot. She is a great listener! emoticon

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Bring them on! emoticon

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emoticon I found a new blog...100 inspiring quotes from WOMEN
You'll be reading a lot of these! www.huffingtonpost.com/samantha-ettu
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THRIVE2DAY When I get depressed I try to do things that make me happy or that I enjoy, even if at the time it doesn't. I color, crochet, bake, draw or paint. I'm also on medication, which helps a lot once you find the right medication. I still get depressed sometimes, but usually now it is not as severe. I try not to isolate myself, as that usually makes me worse. My dog does help too, he's such a funny pup that he usually manages to make me at least smile if not laugh. Reading Romans 8 can help a little also, and there is a Psalm that I usually read, but I can't thing of it right now

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what do you do to ovrcome deprssion? Prayer? sciptures? exercise? sunlight? Pet fur-bsbies? Cleaning?



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Is there any way to not be depressed!



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I'm in GA too and it certainly is a dreary day!

We are having a fish fry for my DH's birthday tomorrow (his birthday was yesterday) and I want to get the house in order before my in-laws come over. Not too much, just the surfaces are covered with stuff from the holiday's and I want to get rid of the clutter!



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Rain, rain go away! emoticon It is another cold, dreary day here in Georgia. I have mixed feelings. On one hand I love the opportunity to curl up with a good book and a hot drink. But on the other hand I can feel the blues closing in on me on days like this.

I hope everyone is having a great start to 2015. I am trying to enjoy my last couple of days off before I return to work on Monday.

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emoticon Butterfly, good to see your emblem pop up again Friend! emoticon

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I have the same problem and do not know the answer but I feel for you.

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That is awesome that you can do that! I'm a novice knitter and crocheter. I'd love to learn to sew and one of these days will take lessons. Tried to get my Aunt to show me, but she doesn't know how to teach, she just does it, lol.

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good morning!

I hope you had a fabulous day off Joyce!

My BIL and his family arrived and we've been enjoying time with them. We went to see the Hobbit movie Sat. and yesterday the guys went to do laser tag and the girls had lunch and hit the craft store. My SIL (Kathy) is giving my daughter (Catie) sewing lessons as she started making her some clothes for her new American Girl doll. Catie got to hem the pj's and put in the elastic waist. She also learned the blanket stitch to help on the Bible cover Kathy made for my MIL. I'm going to have to take some lessons to keep up with her. emoticon I can sew on a button and fix a ripped seam but that's about it. Not much sewing since middle school Home Economics for me unfortunately. I have done counted cross stitch and did enjoy that BC (before children). Now that I have some free time with the kids in school I could take up a new craft. I'm thinking of investing in a sewing machine now that Catie is interested too. Anyway, that's what's going on here. How was your holiday?

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emoticon Finally got to the Day off...and am doing NOTHING!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 I hope your Mom as a speedy recovery! I hope things turn out great with the book you are going through.

I'm going to restart Flylady.com and try not to overload myself with stuff to do!

I've set some new goals to help me toward a healthier me. A while back my friend sent me a centrifuge juicer, but it wasted so much (and it broke after 2 months!)! My friend has a juicer that is amazing and wastes nothing, and they have had for over a year now. I've been wanting one for a while, and DH finally let me buy one... it should be here Monday! I'm so excited!

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Joyce - i hope you get a day off soon!

I hope everyone was able to have a wonderful Christmas celebration. The family is busy playing all the new Wii games while I take a break to check into Spark. I've already started some clean up but lots more to do. Good thing it is trash/recycle day. ;)

My BIL, SIL and nephew are coming in town from CA tonight and staying until Jan 1. My MIL had surgery on her foot Dec 1 so she is using a 4 wheeled walker (kind of like a scooter that props your leg up) and can't get around very well. They are staying with her and should be able to help her around the house a bit (a respite for hubby and me). We are very blessed that she lives 10 minutes down the road and we can help out so much.

I haven't been doing very in the will power department either. I'm going to give myself grace and recommit for the New Year. the new 5% challenge will start after the year begins too. I'm going to take the time now to meal plan, schedule exercise in my days, and come up with my goals and plans. I'm also going to do an organizing project for the year - working on 1 or 2 areas a month. I'm going to follow One Year to an Organized Life. I've started it before, but with illness and my FIL passing away I got behind and just gave up. i really need to get control of things - my eating, my house, my spiritual life (be more consistant with quiet time, prayer). I'm praying that all of you have a wonderful holiday and can look forward to the new year.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Working again today...
.So ready for a day off.... But people have provided LOTS of very good things to eat as in taste good NOT healthy....

Sigh. What happens to the will power when you get over tired??

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emoticon Trying to decide if I have time to make a blood donation this week......
Illness and car accidents happen over Christmas and they probably need my plasma...

emoticon scheduled! I am emoticon

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 I'm an serious introvert too. Makes it very hard to get out there and meet people.

ASOBFALLS, I wasn't feeling very Christmas-y either, till I put up the tree and did some gift wrapping with the kids. Their excitement over everything, plus the music I put on, kinda got me in the mood

We have a tradition on letting our girls (ages 8 and 6) go Christmas shopping for everyone at the Dollar Tree. Everything is a dollar, so it is not a huge strain on the budget, and everyone always gets a kick out of what the kids end up picking out for them. That's what we did this morning, and they take their shopping very seriously, must get a present for everyone! For example one Aunt got a megaphhone (old style, no batteries) and a wand last year for Christmas, and she just loved it, uses it in her classroom (she's a teacher).

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Winter is a time when I isolate way too much. I hate it that it gets dark so early. Those cloudy and or cold days don't help much either.

One barrier that I also have is I work night shif, but right now that is kinda necessary to build back up my savings after some illness and job hopping over the last 5 years.

What has helped me the most right now is making sure I do a couple things outside my home on my days off, like my support group, shopping, or making myself do something with a friend.

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12/12/14 12:38 P

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I am not feeling 'Christmasy' at all. Struggling to get the browns out of my house and bring in some green and red.
But as a member of Episcopal church, this is Avent...the time of waiting and preparing.
Christmas will start of the evening of Dec 24th. Then I hope to find some awe and wonder at the birth of our Saviour

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12/11/14 9:07 A

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Karri- Glad that you are feeling better. What a great idea! I do like to color with the kids too. I'll have to remember that the next time depression hits. I'm a stay at home mom too but my kids are all in school so I do get a break. I try to volunteer for different activities they have at school here and there to keep involved, but I do get overwhelmed. (yesterday was Santa Secret Shop) I'm a serious introvert so that doesn't help with isolating.

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12/11/14 8:08 A

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Been out sick for over three weeks, but I think its been longer than that since I've posted on here... good to be back

Ravyna, I'm a stay at home mom so I don't have much choice but to be out with the kids a lot, but I still isolate in little ways. I try to stay as involved as possible and not 'check out'. I get the kids to do as many things on their own as they can. I've found that coloring really helps me, and have several 'grown-up' coloring books (mandalas and such) and I try to remember to color and the kids love to color with me. It really helps a lot, for me.

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11/14/14 7:42 P

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That's a hard one for me too. I'd rather just crawl under the covers and not come out than deal with life when depression hits me. I am blessed in that my hubby respects my need for quiet/alone time while still encouraging me to participate with the family. It's a fine balance. My only suggestion is to try to be involved, at least a little bit, whatever you can manage. Take some time alone, but make an attempt when you feel up for it. You know your needs better than anyone. As always, I'll be lifting you up in prayer!

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11/13/14 5:13 P

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Just getting accustomed to being back on the site. Lots has changed.
I have a question for you all: How do you deal with the urge to isolate yourself when you fall into depression? When I get down, I just want to be left alone. But I know it is not the best for me. Any suggestions?

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