while my turkey roasts and I soak up some moments of calm before the storm of the family gathering, I realized I had some unfinished business to attend to. Some blog posts in which I mention something and then kind of left it hanging.... and it's been nagging at me even if it hasn't bothered my readers! So....
I made a post awhile back that I was quitting facebook. I was worried about my bordering on obsession with it and thought the best way for me to break with this was to just be brutal about it and shut it down completely. I lasted about 4 days. Yah but I had a good reason! In school this year it was decided all homework assignments and conversation between classes was going to be facilitated through the social media known as Facebook and so.... with all my beautiful little ladies from my table group on board, what could I do but come back? I am happy to say I have been less preoccupied with checking everyone's status. And I am learning to use some status reports as opportunity for prayer. How's that for a comeback?
The Remodel that Hasn't Happened YET
I knew jet lag would be the problem. I knew there wasn't enough time between his coming home and our leaving again on our mini-get away to knock out any walls or move any furniture. But I'm a good wife. I will never say "I told you so" or point this out in any way. I am just thrilled he is home and well and while he is still adjusting to the time difference and the demands of day to day life, I know he wants to make good on his desire to fix things up around here. But, it'll keep.
Going Off the Anti-Depressants
This has been successful!! I feel great! I actually feel better emotionally than I have in a long while and I suspect that while the anti-depressants were doing a good job on regulating my serotonin and dopamine levels they were also running everything I was feeling through some sort of filter that made life slightly.... beige.
I had one week of rough going as I made the final cut in dosage and it happened to be the same week before Bruce left to Japan so I was certainly entitled to feeling the roller coaster effect. But I really am feeling good and stable and loving life! So much to be thankful for!
And thankful I am. For home and hearth and family and friends, for good health and full hearts and a God that gives and gives and gives. Thanksgiving is more than just one day. With all that God has provided for us, thanksgiving is ---should be--- a way of life.