Monday, November 24, 2014


I haven't posted in awhile because other than the weather I had nothing to talk about.

We got 4 inches of snow last Sunday but the streets were a sheet of ice Monday morning.  I didn't get the message that we could report to work at 10:00 am that morning so I there at 8:00.  There were a few wrecks on the way and my car didn't want to slow down at the entrance but I made it just fine.  The sun came out later and quickly melted the snow.  We had a slow warm up the rest of the week.

My brother was having anxiety issues last week partly because of the weather and maybe the upcoming holidays were getting him down a little.  I had the ability to bump up one of his meds so I did and he has been a little better since then.  Holidays can be hard for lots of people but especially for those who suffer with a mental illness.  Depression can really be an issue and I hate to see him suffer at all.  He cried a lot last week because of all the loved ones we have lost.  I know how it makes the heart ache....mine aches as well but I can't let Mike see that.  So I remind him of all the family he still has and how much we all love him and that we are making new memories.  Then I just keep telling him about the good food he will get to eat on Thursday and all the leftovers he will take home and ............that does the trick!  He really gets excited about food!  Just like a man!

I had a great weekend.  I shopped with my twin daughters but separately.  Julie and I had lunch on Saturday and shopped and I kept up the whole time.  She is like a bullet so I was really happy my stamina has improved considerably.   On Sunday I had lunch with Jamie after church and then we shopped.  I was a little tired from my Saturday outing but did OK.  It is just wonderful to finally feel good again.   I've almost finished my Christmas shopping and I'm only working 2 days this week.  I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving because I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I'm truly blessed!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone........may your holiday be blessed as well.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Hi Dani,
I'm so glad you're feeling better. I understand how Mike is feeling. By the time you get our age you've lost a lot of the people you grew up with. And at the holidays you seem to feel those losses the keenest.

But as you say, you have to look at those you have around you now. Now we make new memories, and face new challenges. We have to enjoy the moment we're in, although it's work to let go. I'm with Mike there. I'm working on it though.