“Happiness begins with the decision to no longer feel sad”~ Steven Aitchison
After a few weeks of cold and a couple of inches of snow, it looks Spring will be arriving soon. It’s sunny and the snow has begun to melt. Yesterday I went shopping and the stores have Easter and Summer decorations. The session of gardening has plants, orchids, packages of seeds. I was looking at the gnomes, fairies, colorful pots I just want to buy everything. I love Spring and Summer it makes me happy!
I want to begin planting my flower garden however, we still have a few weeks of winter and I’m sure it will snow again. The wait is annoying. I’m going to try again to plant roses. Sadly, they don’t grow in my backyard however some of my neighbors have roses.
This is a beautiful Sunday and I will love to be outside. Yeah, it’s sunny but still chilly outside. Meanwhile, I can start a list for my garden and the changes I’m making to my home. Some of the projects from last year got postponed it’s time to get it done.
I have been absent from blogging for a little bit. I decide to take a little break from social media and blogging. It was getting to be too much. My mind feels clear and with this absence from social media, I have a chance to take care of myself.
I was spending too much time reading stranger’s negatives comments about politics or the pandemic on social media. I was getting overwhelmed with all the negativity we have around I didn’t want to write in my blog, work on my journal, or read a book. My mind was feeling heavy. I was feeling sad and angry at everything. It was time to unplug for a while. I feel recharged. I finished a few projects I have put away and the Meds for the depression has been working fantastic. I wasn’t aware of how much social media and blogging was taking from me.
Meanwhile, I did some gardening for spring and got ready for the winter. I bought a stationary bike and every day I challenge myself to exercise. I took an online class “Creative Writing” and it was fun and inspiring. Also, a meditation class that helps to balance my life including a budget plan. If I want to retire in five years, I need to have a plan. I did a few changes and at this time it’s working. Unplugging myself from social media and focusing on my goals it has been helpful and a big change.
To finalize this post, I have wonderful news. I became for the fifth time a grandma of a baby boy. He was born on October 21. I haven’t seen him since I have a cold, but as soon as I get better, I will hold him in my arms.
Yes, I’m excited. My youngest son’s wedding it’s getting closer and closer. In eight days he’s tying the knots. Just last night my oldest son planned his bachelor party and a few of the guys drank too much including the groom. His getting nervous and I love how he’s asking advice from his grandfather. He’s so nervous and realizing today as his last Saturday as a single man. Yes, he’s counting the days.
Finally, I got two cute dresses for the wedding and I need to decide which one I’m wearing. I still have to buy my shoes and the purse. My daughter and the girls would be arriving on Tuesday. I can’t wait to spend time with them. For the rest of the week haircuts, coloring hair, lashes, and nails. It would be a busy week. I love watching my son with a smile in his face. Yes, I do.
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It’s true. I’ve been telling them I’m fine, just trying new things, however they still think I need help. I’m talking about my siblings. Just because I don’t participate in their activities or drink with them, means I’m depressed. I suffer depression for a long time, but it doesn’t mean I’m depressed all the time. At this moment I feel great, healthy-lost 22 pounds-, and happy for spending time with my grandkids. To my siblings, I think it’s time to move on.
My heart detonates of happiness as soon I saw my granddaughters faces at the airport. I spend a day with my daughter before heading back home. The girls would hold my hands and they won’t let it go. Now we’re back home and ready to spend our fun summer with lots of love.