Sunday, November 2, 2014

WHERE Have I Been??

     Well, hello, y'all!  No, I did not fall off the face of the earth but it sure seems like it has been a long time since I have been here.  Where Have I Been?  Oh ...  Life happened.
     First there was that cutting my medication dosage in half...  my liver is recovering but depression has moved right in and hung around.  I could write a book just about that.  Let's just say I have been in the depression hell hole and leave it at that.  I am ok though, hanging in there.
     I had an absolutely wonderful visit with my son and I can see how GOOD Seattle has been for him so I am at peace -- finally -- with his move there.  I still miss him like crazy but life is good for him, so that is all I can ask for.
      I got all moved and I just love love love my apartment.  It was the correct thing to do for me in this stage of the game.  I am happy here.
     My kids and grandkids keep me busy. I am so grateful to be able to see them so often.  I am not lonely.  :)
      I no longer have a car (but my daughter does and she lives right here in this apartment complex) so between that, and agoraphobia moving itself to the front burner along with the depression I have not been out of the apartment much so I just don't have anything fun or exciting to tell you.  I really don't go anywhere, but between books and grandkids and my dog I stay busy.  I feel .. bad .. I guess, is what would describe it, that I don't have exciting things to tell you, and because of the depression I just don't have it in me to write much that is happy, funny, perky, lively so I just have stayed away from the blog.  I haven't read your posts either but now that I have come back to the blog I will read your old posts as I can and catch up.  Since I was not posting I felt guilty and would not even read yours although I thought of you, my blogger friends, often.   I am going to try to jump back into life though.  
      I realized the other day that I AM feeling better... because I want to decorate for Christmas for the first time in years.  That is mostly because my little granddaughter, who will be 4, is excited about Christmas but still, I haven't decorated any during her lifetime but this year I want to drag it ALL out!  That is a good sign.  For the past 4 years it just seemed like too much to do.  I lost a lot of time during this past 4 years of fighting to get past the worst of the depression roller coaster.
     Thinking about losing a lot of time ... my family Dr pointed out that it has been a very long time since I had a mammogram, and to get one.  In my mind, I would have sworn I have had one every year but nope, the cancer center where I go for one, and my Dr, insist I have not had one since 2009.  Makes sense, 2010 was the year of my breakdown (and life as I knew it was gone with the wind...along with my memory).  Anyway, I had one maybe 2 weeks ago and and everything is fine!  After being convinced that I had indeed not have one in 5 years I was really worried, considering my family history.  
    So, there is the good news, I guess.  And here I am, trying to get back in the swing of things.  I have missed you. 


  1. Well look at you! Welcome back! I believe you had a lot to say. I knew you would love your spartment. It tempts me to get rid of the farm and move to a smaller place. Good for you to be closer to family and I hope your holidays can be cheerful ones.

    1. Hi Granny Annie! How is the diet going? I read a few of your posts last night.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Nice to hear from you. I hope I can come up with something to write every now and then. I am going to try. :)

  3. I am glad that things are seeming better. Decorating for Christmas is a huge step. Enjoy your new place and the nearby family. Welcome back!

    1. Thank you, Olga. I am going to read some of your posts tonight and try to catch up. Hope things are going well for you. I know this is a difficult time of the year and I am thinking about you.