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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,074
2/21/13 2:02 P

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I knew your dad died about the same time mine did, Suzanne. I didn't realize just how close. Take care of yourself!

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2/21/13 12:15 P

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My dad passed away in 1996 but I still miss him all the time. I wear his gold signet ring every day to keep a part of him close (he must have had TINY hands back in high school because it fits me! LOL). Maw, I think the fact that you were so emotional is a good sign that you are naturally expressing what you feel in the moment you feel it - I grew up stuffing those things down inside so my mom didn't perceive any vulnerability she could exploit! i am sure that is key in any stress/mindless/emotional eating I do.

I'm having one more low-keyish day at work before my boss gets back. Have a ton of stuff piled up on my desk but instead of prioritizing it I'm just going to churn my way through from the top of the stack down. Just for fun... :)

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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2/21/13 8:53 A

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My father died a year ago tomorrow. I totally understand as I have been emotional all week too. I still cannot believe he is really gone forever. I miss him so much when I watch downtown Abby. It was his favorite show and he went to the hospital the day after the season finally. I was so glad he got to see the Christmas special at least.

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2/21/13 8:44 A

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OH, those year anniversaries are harder than you think they will be. But good for you that you did not overeat!!! Stress eating is what i do when stressed, so you did great!!! Hope you are better today.

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,074
2/21/13 8:38 A

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I have spent the last couple of days way too emotional! Something happened in class Tuesday evening and when I went to talk to the teacher about it I was almost in tears. And it was nothing at all important. I thought (and still think!) that she's an idiot in this respect, but if I were in tears every time a teacher was an idiot...! And I was in tears whenever I thought about it all day yesterday, too, and very angry as I talked to myself about it, which I did most of the day.

Anyway, I finally figured out what was going on. Dad died a year ago today, and I have been upset about that. I knew that the one year anniversary was today, but I had no idea it was bothering me that much. Understanding what was going on didn't make me any less upset, but at least I don't feel so out of control! I am seldom overtly sad, and in fact am seldom emotional at all, so this was very confusing. But I didn't eat over it even though I definitely thought about it. Food is so good for stuffing down feelings, and without it the feelings are so much stronger.

We're supposed to get a bit of snow this evening, followed by some sleet, followed by freezing rain. So layer upon layer of icy stuff on the roads tonight and into tomorrow's morning rush hour. I'll be at the library sorting books for a big book sale this evening but will make a point of coming home early to avoid the yuck. And fortunately I don't have to go out at all tomorrow!

Have a good day everyone!

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2/21/13 8:05 A

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Still snowing here. Tonight my husband and older son leave for a three day hockey tournament. I am staying home, it is just easier with the baby. Today I am off to his play group. I try not to drive too far these days with the gas prices! What a nightmare.

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