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Sunday, May 02, 2021

It's been a bit of time since my last update, I guess it's time to fix that.

Things are going pretty well. I am watching my grandson Henry 3-4 times a week when his parents' schedules overlap at their jobs. I absolutely love it.

We are still in the process of settling into our new home. There are still boxes in the "craft room." I am very slowly working my way through them and getting rid of stuff that no longer serves us. The yard is coming along as well. I have some of my windchimes up and am picking out the areas I think would work for gardens as well as the future site for some laying hens.

My anxiety and depression are an ongoing battle, but I am fighting through them. Getting outside every day and working in the yard is really helping me as well as weekly therapy via phone. I have crochet and knitting projects going, more works-in-progress than I would like to admit, and am finally getting some completions, which is always a thrill.

I am currently taking part in the Spring 5% Challenge and really am enjoying it. I am part of the Spirited Under Dawgs team.

I guess that's it for me, I wish you well and keep on, keeping on.

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    What a cutie! I've loved taking care of 2 of my 4 grandchildren. Still take care of the 6 y.o. one when he's not at school. I had 2 major depressions in my life and don't want to be back there anymore. I'm always on anti-depressant pills and lead a normal life. I sincerely hope you are able to feel well soon. Little ones renewed me and having plenty of activities to do in spite of, are also therapeutic. Big HUGS
    83 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    I use to baybsit my granddaughter like you are doing. I think it was until she was about 3. Then my daughter got very sick and we had her at night too and often. Was so happy for the bond we already had! I myself got anxiety pretty bad during that time. Still have the stomach probs that came with it. So I hear ya. A new home uh? Lucky you, but that does add to stresses. Give that beautiful GS a hug from me!!!
    87 days ago
    What a sweetheart that little Henry is!! He's sure to brighten anyone's day. Glad you can get outside to "work" and to spend time doing some of the outdoors things you like. I know it helps to make my days go better. Nice update, and looks like you are making good progress. Progress...that's my goal!! Wishing you the best, Gina!! emoticon emoticon
    88 days ago
    Henry is so cute Gina! I think the world is having problems with depression right now !
    90 days ago
    Awww Henry is so CUTE!!! I was taking care of my GGS, but it was 49 hours a week and it was just to much for me. He was 3 now he's almost 4. Now when I take care of him, it's about 2 hours and not that often. Awwww kids are so precious!! ENJOY the sweet little guy.

    I used to deal with anxiety and depression HORRIBLY!! I do my best to get outside as much as I can also. Hey WTG On the exercise this weekend!! WOW have you helped us but WAY MORE SO YOURSELF!! I certainly DID SMILE when I saw that Gina!! Nature, the best medicine, but still the pills etc, are also such a help. They stabilized me enough so I could work thru the things I needed to. It takes a VERY STRONG person to go thru therapy so I am PROUD OF YOU!!! The ones who try to hide it,,,, I always hope they'll come around to getting help. Though the deep dark stuff lifted years ago, I do have a therapist and it's weird now. LOL I can get myself up and happy easily enough, but just knowing she's a phone call away helps me so I do not need her hardly any more. But we still have contact every 2 weeks. Its still a help "just to know in case."
    90 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    I too find those issues easier to deal with when I can get out and stay active. That grandbaby is adorable!!
    90 days ago
    90 days ago
    Good luck to you Gina.
    90 days ago
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