Getting back to normal

Part of me really wants all my posts to be about how badly I look forward to Spring, heh.  Instead, I think I’ll just talk about things to do, to combat the winter lethargy. For me, trying to do something active every day, even if it’s just doing a round of walking up and down the stairs. I didn’t always accomplish it, but it was something often in the back of my mind.  I did that yesterday, though, and I remembered how much better exercise makes me feel, and so I have activity goals again. 🙂 It’s really nice to feel better.

My husband spent the weekend absolutely sick.  He’s the kinda guy that gets sick once every could of years, and so, when it happens it absolutely knocks him on his ass, so I spent the better part of Sunday giving him space on the couch.  I know that popular culture states that men are big babies when they’re sick, but that’s not how it goes here. He gets sick and wants to basically be left alone. 🙂

It’s also been so snowy and cold here that when I get up and see that my kiddo is gone to school, I am surprised for a moment. *laugh* He’s been home so much I told him I was going to make him get a job (he’s 14).  We’ve all gotten a little stir crazy, and I feel bad for any local parents who have a houseful of kids, or unruly kids. Ours is pretty awesome, but we were both ready to be done with each other’s company. *grin*

I know this post is a lot of nothing, but I’ve been gone a bit, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. I hope everyone has, or is having, a wonderful day.


Depression and why I advocate sunshine

It’s been a minute hasn’t it?  I kind of left everything on pause there for a bit, but I think I’m good now, or at least better. Here in the Midwest, I would like to let it be known that I am pretty well done with the idea of snow. Dear gods, let’s have some green, growing things, yeah?

I’ve talked a little bit before about my own dealings with anxiety and depression, and I thought quite a bit about just glossing over this and picking back up here on the blog.  I think that might be a bit of a disservice, though, to anyone who may be having a similar time.

For me, depression is not so much a sadness, as it is an utter absence of feeling.  And it’s kind of hard to figure out what to do to get back into life, sometimes.  I firmly believe that this time of year (In the Northern hemisphere, other way around for southern hemisphere folks) is HARD on everyone, but more so on people who spend the rest of the year working to maintain some level of normalcy that works for them.

In the last week, I’ve started seeing more sunshine, and that has made the biggest difference to me.  Even if it’s 5 degrees Fahrenheit outside, if the sun is shining in your window onto your face, it makes the day A LOT easier.  For me, at least.

I’ve spent this last week pep talking myself and thinking about ways to get more active again, and I feel ready and encouraged for the first time in weeks, so I know that it’s time to get back to work.

Today, for me, will be a day of action-of getting things going again and of being good to me.  I hope you, too, spend the day being good to you.