Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm back! Sort of . . .

Twenty-one days of wallowing in my yearly winter depression that has me walking around in a fog, barely going through the motions.  I go to work, I do some things around the house (not many).  Somehow, enough laundry gets done to get by . . .  And yet, as I reflect on the last twenty-one days, a lot of stuff has happened . . . I know I was there . . . sort of . . . Here are some of them:
  1. I ran out of Vitamin D . . .
  2. I caught a cold, my first one in five years . . .
  3. I was Confirmation sponsor for my niece Joyce . . .
  4. My son, John, celebrated his 22nd birthday . . .
  5. I finally ordered Vitamin D online . . .
  6. I booked our family vacation to Cabo San Lucas . . .
  7. I had a new diagnostic mammogram, and it shows that a lump I've had under my breast for the last two years, is gone . . .
  8. Lee started a new remodeling project:  He's scraping the popcorn plaster off our bedroom ceiling and smoothing it out with joint compound, a necessary precursor to painting the room . . .
  9. My Vitamin D arrived . . .
  10. John is home on Spring Break . . .
Here are a couple of photos of Joyce's Confirmation.  She chose "Lillian," her grandmother's name, as her confirmation name - a touching gesture and a beautiful name . . . 




It upsets me so much, this wallowing.  So many good things are happening to me, and, all I want to do is sleep!  Today, I had a good day.  The temperature was in the 40s, and the sun came out . . . The cardinals are back and we've heard them in the morning by our bedroom window . . .  John is home, with his usual boundless enthusiasm, drawing us into his projects . . . I had the energy to cook and bake this weekend . . . I'm over the hump, I think, but I just ran out of Omega 3 capsules . . .

7 comments:

Reds said...

I have been going through the same blah month. Time for Spring! Congrats to Joyce on her confirmation!

annabelle g said...

sunshine is such a mood changer isn't it (for me too), glad its shining for you again :)

Nicki said...

I was about to send out the hounds for you. Glad you are on the flip side of the bah-humbugs of winter - it can completely zap any and all energy or enthusiasm. Yesterday we actually had no rain and sunshine, and what did we all do -- take a nap. I am looking forward to more energy after my body adjusts to this premature time change.

Welcome back!

Angela2932 said...

Ahhhhh, . . . .winter. . . . .It's so hard to put any kind of a good spin on this life-sucking, spirit-obliterating month! Hang in there, just a little more to go. . . . And definitely start planning your Cabo San Lucas trip now so you can start to picture yourself there!

Nancy said...

Well, dang nab it!! Running out of Vitamin D would put anybody in a deep slump!!! Seriously, I know I don't have a blog so you don't know who in the heck I am, but I sure know you and look forward to your blogs so much. They are always a breath of fresh air, your writing is so witty as Is Angela's. The two of you are my 'must-reads' for the day!!!

Barb said...

How nice that Joyce selected her confirmation name to be Lillian. That is very touching. Depression is so really real. You have taken steps to get out of it and that is a start. Try to see the sunshine through the rain.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Maria, I am so glad to see that you are back--even if only "sort of"! Now I know what you mean about January and depression. The darkness does it for me and it is so easy to get into a state. Please email me whenever you are feeling like you don't even want to get up or move off the chair/couch/bed... Just sa, "Linda, I'm needing something"--I miss your posts, and sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. Yeah for the vanished lump and the son who is home! Linda