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celebrate the littles

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Christmas was magical. Everyone was home,my heart was filled and it was magic. We crafted together, for the first time in umm forever, and made Christmas felt ornaments. I had cut them out ahead of time and did tons thinking  maybe some for next year. Everyone did four and we were at it for hours.We talked and sewed on buttons for ornaments on trees and stars and more. That was a little moment I celebrated. Christmas came and what I will remember enjoying the most.. we turned off the TV, we ate, ALL PHONES AWAY (MIRACLE) and we talked, but afterwards we gamed. All board games, no Wii, no phones,, Sorry, Life, Jenga and dont break the ice. We laughed and again,that was a little I celebrated. We all need to slow down, put technology away more and belly laugh. Did you know it is proven that deep belly laughs are good for your health? Well they are!!!

Today I made homemade waffles for breakfast. We ate together. I celebrated the litttles. Big things are worth celebrating, but  if we wait …

holiday hussle

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I have never had a lot of friends,nor been on ten peoples list for holiday parties and im glad. Im a homebody and I enjoy a family simple Christmas. Ive kept the decorating simple and I am keeping the dinner simple too. I have tried to lighten everything this year and I think it actually worked. Normally it takes me a week to decorate, this year a day, and the rest went back into the attic. Nice cream colors, whites, not a lot of bright reds and greens. I am even making felt ornaments this year with my adult children to decorate the tree and house.

One think always happens..sugar cookies!! And we bake a birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. I have strong faith and I hope my kids will someday too. Family,baking, and crafts and games. We lightened the load and it feels great.
I hope this year you feel relaxed. Enjoy time with friends and loved one and remember its ok to say NO to somethings. People have their own hang ups and sometimes get mad, but you have every right to say…

a room with a view

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life sometimes catches us by surprise and sometimes its what we expected. Whatever is going on in your world, I hope life does not have you upside down and you are doing well. Christmas is fast approaching and while I am most definitely not where I want to be right now, I am ok. I am strong internally and I know I will be ok. My life has never been easy. Seems like I always get to where I need to be, but not my way. Life takes detours and journeys we wish would not happen.

With losing my job, of 13 years, this Feb. I found myself unemployed and I still am. With that though I got to go to school full-time. Which brings new struggles like how to pay for gas to get to the school 40 min away. Also this week,, Sunday night a 36 hour migraine hit and I was down. Tues I felt half alive and had to muddle through two finals. Trust me when I say, that did not go well. Today I woke up and it started again. Head pounding and so on. I have been on all sorts of meds and now I am trying some herbs t…

December Depression

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Depression is one of those things people don't really talk about. It is still sort of taboo. With the holidays approaching it feel it creeping in. I do not know why, but the holidays make me a little depressed. It is a season of giving and love and light. I think part of the depression is my grandparents are deceased. They were the holidays for the family. Another reason my mom and family are up north. Which was fine when I had a husband down here to share the holidays with, but been divorced since 2002 and now the holidays are just hard. Emotions run high for everyone during the holiday. This year I lost my job of 13 years. I am not in school full time I am struggling to pay the lights and heat and life has just gotten rougher. At the same time I do have so many blessings. My kids will be with me for the holidays and they now MAKE my holiday great. I love gaming with them, playing cards and enjoying our time together. This year I can see some holiday movies added to the mix.

Depr…