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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day Two Hundred Sixteen

I wanted to say thanks for all the encouraging words yesterday! I have down days every few months - I should be used to this cycle by now. So thanks for bearing with me.

I'm feeling so much better today. I let myself be depressed for a bit, but after some tough love from Brandon, I had to take action. So I got to thinking: What's making me sad? Why? What can I do to fix it?

I made a mental list of wants and needs. Then I mentally put those wants and needs into categories: High, medium, or low priority. I had to rearrange some things and make some tough decisions. I've been neglecting some important things and putting bad stuff first (i.e.: endless hours watching TV and playing on the internet). So this morning, instead of immediately going to the computer and switching on the TV, I spent an hour working on stuff and taking care of the house. It was refreshing! This means I'm cutting back on my shows and cutting back on my blog reading. I have other things to put first now!

So... in other news... check this out:


It's the first of the month. That's 7 months down! Now we're entering into the 8th month and I can finally tell you guys: Next month I will be seeing Brandon again. Yeah, R&R is way late, but I'm not complaining. I'm anxious for him to come home!


  1. I go through periods where I have to re-evaluate my priorities, too. I resist a bit, however in the end it really does make me feel better, so I can definitely understand. Plus it looks like we'll both be having fabulous months next month ;) Glad to hear today was a bit better than yesterday chickadee!!

  2. Happy dance for R&R! I am glad you got out of your depression and didn't let it pull you down to far.

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  4. I know exactly how you feel! There were days during J's deployment where I would sleep until 3 or 4 in the afternoon and then lounge around the house in my pajamas just waiting for him to call. I had to MAKE myself get up and wash laundry, do the dishes, clean, run errands etc... It's hard, so I know what you're going through. Hang in there! Not much longer til you see your honey! :)


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