Hi there my friend...........turn on the radio and turn it up loud, dance to the music like a wild woman. What, NO? Ok well it seemed like a good idea but I have been a bit flaky this last month as you know and you have been there for me. I know lonliness and I don't like it either. I will be home taking care of hubby and he is resting, sleeping, walking around the house or I am making him so meals. No fire crackers going off here.
I remember the years when our children were little and we would take the 4 up to the cabin. Now they are all so busy they just call to tell me all their plans. Alas they have outgrown us.
Please know my sweet lady, I am here and will be online whenever I am not doing nursing duty or taking care of the dog.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Thanks to all of you who replied to my post. You have made me feel better. I know you are all such wonderful, caring people. I truly appreciate your concern. And Kitt, I especially thank you for taking the time to answer me. I know things are hard for you now and I will keep you in my prayers.
Hugs to all,
Thanks Erik, for your reply and the big hug. I needed that. You have really been a good friend and I appreciate that so much. Sounds like you are really doing well right now and I am happy for you. You always keep such a positive attitude and I think that is what gets us through the hard times. I was having trouble yesterday, but today I got up and determined to keep my chin up and got out and kept busy and I have been fine. It is thinking positive and getting out of the house and concentrating on others and that put me in a good frame of mind. I know that the key to fighting the lonliness and depression is to get out and do things. So not sure what I will do tomorrow but I know that if I leave the house I will feel better and it will be easier to come home.Thanks again Erik for all your caring and concern.
What you up to? I am taking care of hubby. My daughter and granddaughters were here for a bit and brought over supper for tonight.
We ran out of DVDs to watch and I have no idea what is on regular TV. Guess I may find out. Every year for many years now my hubby and I usually take the week of Labor Day for a vacation to go somewhere, up to the Northshore or a get away for the week as the resorts are less crowded starting on Tuesday.
With his surgery we will not be going this year. I guess that is just life and not much I can do but I will miss the get away.
Hope you are finding things to keep you busy.........I am thinking of you.
Hi Kitt & Karen, Well I did OK today. I went to get my hair done, needed color and a cut. That is always a pick me up as the salon is busy and there are people to talk to. And it's always fun to get a new do. Then I went grocery shopping and dog food shopping. Not too exciting but it kept me out of the house for a while and I know the people well in the pet store. They always ask about my old Rusty, now 16 yrs, 7mos. He seems on his last legs but he still just keeps hanging on. And he doesn't seem unhappy and he eats so I guess I am going to give it more time. My 29 yr old son got engaged yesterday. His fiance is at UNC, Chapel Hill, and he flew in early yesterday. He surprised her as she thought he was coming in at night. She was studying in the library and he just appeared. They went outside and found a park bench and he got down on one knee and proposed and slipped the ring on her finger. They called me later to say it is official. I am truly happy for them - they have been through a lot but have worked things out and gotten counseling and now are on the right track. They are so in love and I think it is the right time for marriage. They won't have the wedding until Oct. 2009, Gives me plenty of time to lose my weight! So I do have something really good to look forward to in the future. I will keep reminding myself of the special event so I can get rid of this depression. I think I will be able to get through the rest of the weekend OK. I am feeling more secure. Just have to get my medical issues solved. Will let everyone know what drs find out. Hope I don't have to wait too long. Take care and thanks for being my friend.
Hello Dear Aurora, Mother of the Groom. How romantic that engagement was. It made me smile as young love is so sweet and new. I wish them happiness always.
Your right you have a wedding to get ready for. When My daughter got married, the first thing I did was go out and buy bridal magazines to look at wedding dresses. I also looked at Mother of the bride dresses too.........and I worked on loosing weight. I hit my goal but that was a long time ago now and with meds and garbage I am trying once again to loose weight.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed your salon visit. You are the best so stay in the moment and celebrate this new engagement.
Whoo hoooooooo another holiday is history. I am so proud of you for doing well. Keep it up. You have a wedding to help plan.
Hi Kitt & Erik, Yes, another holiday weekend over and I made it through just fine. I am proud of myself. And now I have many other things to think about. Erik, I have already lost 40 lbs so I know I will lose the rest. I power walk for exercise and follow a healthy diet. Lots of fresh veggies and fruits, oatmeal, chicken and fish and only very seldom some lean red meat. I was in a dieting group for the 40 lbs. but now know how to do it so am doing it on my own. And what better incentive than my son's wedding! Thank you both for your support and will report my progress.