Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

What a difference a few days can make! I am feeling so good! I have my gifts wrapped, the tree is decorated (did I say that in my last post), and I think I am ready for the family to come. The cleaning ladies came today and the house is as ready as it is going to get for company. The strangest thing happened this morning. I stayed up pretty late wrapping gifts so I didn't get to sleep until the wee hours. When I finally fell asleep I dreamed that my cleaning lady brought two helpers with her and one of them brought a husband with her. Well, this morning CL (for cleaning lady of course) DID bring a second helper with her today. No husband, but still, isn't that strange?

I am watching a show today about clutterers. Since I am one myself, I am watching with great interest. I am not as bad as I used to be. Which translates to...I have my clutter down to three rooms instead of all of them. My therapist thinks the the clutter provides some sort of weird security for me and I guess it does, but I am not sure why. I'm anxiously awaiting discussing this in more detail with her and see where it takes us.

DH cleaned out the garage a couple of weeks ago so I could put my car in there. It is nice but comes with a down side. I forgot to say in the previous paragraph that my car is a cluttered area too. Unfortunately, the mice LOVE my car and the things they find there. I found a huge piled of shredded tissue and fabric in my trunk last night. Ewww! Today I have to go back out there and find what fabric they got to. Sigh!

Well, thanks for listening...again!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hey, I guess I was in the land of the missing for a while. I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I last posted. Things got pretty bad for a while, but I really think things are on the upswing for good now.

I have been seeing a therapist for a while and we are making progress...hallelujah! We have started setting goals for me and I actually accomplished one today. I have cleared a spot in my craft room so I can stamp again. I feel really good about it because I truly love stamping! Lots of "I's" in these sentences. Sorry. There is no shame in seeking help. That's a good thing, thank God! My therapist is such a doll. She has helped me so much to look less at what I am not and more at what I am. Anyway...!

My grandson's baptism was a very special time. I had a lot of fun at my DD and SIL's. It was really good to see his folks as it had been a while. The night before the baptism was spent at DS the elder's home. My mom and I babysat the two older GB's. What a blast! Mom went to bed early as she had just arrived that day from baby sister's in Texas. The girls and I watched "Barbie" in "A Christmas Carol". Cute! Then we watched the first "Home Alone" movie. Well, the oldest and did. My younger granddaughter fell asleep shortly after the movie started. I was so thrilled as the oldest snuggled all evening with me. Talk about Grandma heaven!

Well, thanks for listening. I probably won't post again until next week. I think I will spend the weekend doing laundry, (is that me talking?) and stamping a few things. All of the children and grandchildren will be here Christmas afternoon and I am so looking forward to it. That means there is lots to do though.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

One Day at a Time

And I am taking it one day at a time. The increased meds are helping. I am more interesting things again and I can actually carry on a conversation. I still don't feel like doing much around the house, but I did do dishes last night. Woohoo!

Last Saturday we went down to DS the elder's for GB #2's birthday. We then spent the night with DD and her family at the "new" house. I like it! Some of the rooms are small but it has a lot of potential. The house felt very warm and welcoming. I can't wait to see what they eventually do with it.

Yesterday, I went to my friends for a stamping session. It was nice to get out of the house. I am accumulating a nice collection of handmade cards. Monday night I am going to a class for making homemade gifts. That will help with a few people anyway.

I am setting new goals for myself. My first goal was to get back on my med schedule and I met that goal. Next goal was to get dressed each day. I have been pretty good, just not today. My new goal is to get one thing done each day; like empty a box for example. Still working on that one.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Back in action

So, the cruise is over and I am back home. Still dealing with the depression, but I am determined to get on top of it. My goal for right now is to take my medication on time every day. If I can do that I think I will have it made. Enough of that!

We had a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving with DS the younger and DIL. It was so nice and everything was ready on time! LOL, if you knew me you would know what an accomplishment that was. It really helped that DH deep fried the turkey and I made instant mashed potatoes. We did have the traditional green bean casserole and candied sweet potatoes.

I am nearly done with my holiday shopping. This year I am doing things the easy way. I ordered some gifts online that will come already gift wrapped. Anything I can do to save time and headache is so worth it! This year is all about simplicity.
I tend to get wrapped up in the "things" and then get overwhelmed. Not this year!