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Now, why don't she write?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

In the movie Dances With Wolves, there is a single line that I remember.
Kevin Costner and another man were riding horses through the desert, and came across a man's skeleton in the sand. As they rode by, the other man commented "Somewhere in the world, that man's Momma is wondering 'Now why don't he write?"

I thought I better put out the word on why you don't hear from me often.
It's because I gave up my Comcast at home, and the only internet service I have is at work. So when I get a chance to blog something, I will. But the reason "she don't write" is because I don't get a lot of those chances.

I've been doing... so so.
I have been doing a lot of gardening -- so I guess that counts for more than sitting on the couch eating popcorn would.
Most of the gardening consists of sitting on my little rolling cart, scooting along as I pick out grass & weeds that have dared to venture into my flower beds. (which is why I don't really count it as being active)
Yesterday was a more active day as I stapled trellises up, dug up and transplanted some plants, etc.

I have been eating.... so so (but slightly better than I have been).

The good thing: things are looking up.
It's always hard for me this time of year, and especially with Easter being in April. (2 years ago my son died the day after Easter on April 5th -- heavy equipment accident) The last month, I've been..... well..... "I ain't been right"
But things are looking up now, and depression seems to have moved along, reluctantly, but definitely moving along.

I have a desire to be active and to eat things that are good for my body.
I'm looking forward to a season on abundant produce (it always begins with strawberries and asparagus)
I'm looking forward to walks through the park, and bike rides along the bike path.

I'll try to write. But don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me frequently.

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    Even if we aren't solidly on our program with eating and exercising, we are very much aware of what we should/could be doing.
    That increased awareness is the legacy of having been a successful reducer here on SP.
    When you are ready, you will take one more step in the direction you want to go in. Once you're back on track, you'll feel the excitement of success again.
    The important part is that you are back!

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    3391 days ago
    OH sweetie! I am so sorry to hear about your beloved son. That is simply horrible! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time always. You know Easter is also a day I am going to remember and feel the loss too, it was my first holiday without my mother and it left me cold and depressed too.

    I am so glad that you are eating better and not giving up. Sorry about your comcast, I, too, had to give up some of their services, the prices were crazy.

    I hope you will come back often.

    Hugs and love,

    3394 days ago
    Grief is a strange creature. You think you are past is and then...find it lurking behind a picture or blanket unexpectedly.
    I am sorry for your loss of a son so early. emoticon
    Joyce emoticon 'I will dwell in the house of the Lord' Ps 27
    3406 days ago
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    "I have a desire to be active and to eat things that are good for my body."

    It's time to turn that desire into action -- and it looks like you're taking the steps to do that. Good for you, Susie!
    3407 days ago
    Good to know why we don't hear! I miss you! Glad to hear your depression is lifting, or has passed!
    And I am in the same place as far as commitment/involvement. Walked last night - 2 miles in 50 minutes (just got the aircast off last Friday so I still have a lot to work out in the foot and ankle). Anyway - today I am very achy -so probably won't do much - maybe abs!
    And food - I am doing way better than I was for a while there, but I need to do better -
    It's a tough road - but every milestone brings a great sense of satisfaction and pride - so let's just keep plugging and try to make every day/week a little better than the last... til we arrive!
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