Valentine's pops for Pickle, Bubba, and Pickle's friend
Well, first of all, thanks to so many of you who said you'd pray for me last week when you read I was feeling emotionally poopy. It is very humbling to think that women all over who (whom?) I've never met in person, would take the time to bring my heart and me before the Lord. Deepest, deepest thanks. Can I be so bold as to ask that you not let up? I had a great weekend with Pickle's friend visiting from CT and the Olympics and Valentine's Day and an extra day off...but this week has proved pretty tough emotionally again. Yes, there are stressors I could point to...but not enough to make me feel how I'm feeling most days. So, I've made a decision to at least start documenting the whole thing, and on the advice of my counselor-sister Kerry am going to give myself a timeline that if I don't feel back to normal by the end of--I'll be off the doc to talk about getting back on my meds. Boo.
(My thoughts about going back on the meds are weird and complicated and probably affected by my emotional state, so I'll spare you them at this point.)
two of my biggest emotional supporters--Hubby and sister Kerry--isn't this a cute pic of them?
Now, lest you worry too much, I am not curled in the fetal position or stuck in bed sobbing or anything. (at least not yet...ha!). But I'm grumpy (ask my coworkers!) and too teary and not enjoying my normal things so much. So yeah...if you've struggled with depression, you know those aren't great signs.
But enough of that. Blech. I don't like typing it any more than you like reading it...but since I aim to be real here...there it is. In all it's ugliness.
There's plenty of good going on in my heart too. Bible Study has been great. We are studying Esther. I am getting a ton out of it. My quiet times have been good too. I have no doubt that my Redeemer is walking with me.
I have been adventuring into the land of twitter. So I have been tweeting or twitting or twittering....whatever the correct lingo is. I even joined my first twitter party this week regarding sponsorship for Relevant '10 (which I'm dreaming about) and I was TO.TAL.LY out of my league. It twitted by so fast, I was overwhelmed! Maybe I'm too old to be a twit!?! You can follow my twit-ness if you so desire by clicking on button on my sidebar...perhaps its good for a laugh.
Tonight we are headed out to dinner with the family to celebrate my dad's birthday. I love my dad. And my family. It should be fun. And tomorrow night the groupies girls and a few others are headed to a wild and crazy girl's night out. Watch out, here we come!
I have a fun community event I'm planning at church called Easterrific! I finally got my little planning team together this week, and they totally ROCK. They have already been productive and are making things happen. I'm so blessed. My biggest task for the event at this point is the "Easter Walk" part of the event--where families travel from room to room experiencing the story of Easter. I am rewriting the curriculum, and I think God has given me the main direction. (Hooray!) Now I need to find time and creative energy to get that puppy written! If you care to add that to your prayer list while you are praying for my sanity--that would be awesome.
Fun on Valentine's Day with Pickle's Valentine, Pickle, Pickle's friend and Bubba
Our family has started our little lenten journey through the Jesus StoryBook Bible. We have already had some wonderful discussions. I'm praying we stay the course.
Well, if my emotional life is a little shaky, there should be no surprise that my house is a M.E. double S!! Getting that taken care of today and this weekend ought to lighten my mood substantially. Looking forward to housework might be the true definition of insanity...but I am. Kinda.
Well, girls, it's more than time to hit it. Housework, dentist for the kids, visit a friend in the hospital, and shopping for my dad are all on the agenda for today. Hope you all have a great week, and that you are able to take time to reflect in the midst of the days blurring by!
A special welcome to anyone who might be visiting from Heart to Heart with Holley.