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Spring is Coming!

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I think that I am finally climbing out of the deep dark hole of depression and starting to feel the effects of the sun (as well as The Son) again.  Struggling with depression in the winter months is something that I deal with every year, but I'm pretty sure that this year was the worst I have ever experienced.  Not only was I depressed, but I also fought bouts of anxiety.  Needless to say, it was AWFUL!  I have felt the stirrings of peace and happiness now for the last 4 days and it is WONDERFUL!  It probably is not gone entirely, but at least I feel like I can handle it pretty much again.

I have been extremely lax in writing the last couple of months, so here is a summary of my doings.

First, and very most important, I’m going to be a grandma again!  Tasha took a pregnancy test on Christmas morning that was positive – what a great Christmas present!  She let Kim and I see the test but then she proceeded to forbid us from telling anyone for two more months!  It was extremely diffic…

Food 4 Thought Friday

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A little feast without the calories!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:
Breakfast ~ Did your week go as planned?  The first part of the week did go as expected, but the last half of the week just seemed to fall apart.
Lunch ~ What happened this week that was unexpected? Austin Taylor was killed when his car hit ice and he collided with a semi.  I know Austin’s family very well and this news was devastating.  My heart hurts so much for his cute wife, Marissa, and their 2 ½ little girls.
Dinner ~  What is your go to meal when company is over or when you have to take a meal to someone? Since I rarely cook, this is a hard question.  When company comes we often order pizza, or if I’m lucky and if the company is my friend, Cyn, or my son-in-law, Zane, they cook for us!  For New Year’s Cyn made us chimich…

Week in Review 2/19/17

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Friday - Clinicals
Saturday - Kim and Shandra D oug & Lori - I worked at home, Bad emotional day.  Didn't leave the house.
Sunday Sick

Food 4 Thought Friday

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A little feast without the calories!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:

Breakfast ~ Do you like to use (and receive) gift cards?   
Yes I do, it always feels like I have some “free” money.  However, I don’t like it much when I end up with cards that have just a little money on them. I end up carrying them around for ages and forget to use them.
Lunch ~ What is something you learned this week?
As a teacher I find that I am always learning something – usually it is due to a question that a student asks that I can’t answer!  I can’t think of anything specific that I learned this week.
Dinner ~  What is something most people know you hate? Driving in the snow and bad weather.  I could handle winter if I never had to leave my house, but every time I get in the car I panic! Midnight Snack ~ What is someth…

Week in Review 2/12/17 - 35th Anniversary

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My first thought is to start this post with the words to a song by the incredibly talented duo of Simon and Garfunkel.

However as I was researching the lyrics I realized that I had messed up the words in my head and it really wasn't what I wanted to say.

In my version the lyrics are:

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to visit you again.

Yes, it is here again, the dreaded winter depression and anxiety, and it is really bad this year.  I just want to climb into a hole and not come out until I feel normal again.  I feel like every year I struggle with this and always complain, and I don't want to sound whiny, but it is very real, and it is hard.  Today Nancy Moyle gave a fabulous talk of ways she is dealing with depression and anxiety that she suffers with each winter.  It was so good, and she is doing well with it.  It is funny, I have no problem understanding things that can make it better, she had some great suggestions, but they just don't seem to fit with my stru…

Food 4 Thought Catch Up

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We have been off the grid for awhile, so here is the last three - enjoy!
A little feast without the calories!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Friday the 13th  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Breakfast ~ Are you superstitious? What things are you superstitious about?  Kim – Not really, it is what it is Audrey – Not really Lunch ~ Have you ever had something bad happen to you on Friday the 13th? Kim – Not that I know of Audrey – Not that I can think of, in fact I know several people who have had great things happen on that day, so I enjoy it. Dinner ~  Do you think luck plays a part in your life? Are you generally lucky or unlucky? Kim – Sure, about 50/50 Audrey – Yes, I think so.  A lot of things happen for a reason, but somethings are just luck
Midnight Snack ~ Do y…

Week in Review 1/1/17 Happy New Year!

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The Week after Christmas

Monday - Kim and I helped Marilyn clean their new house in Mantua.  They will be renting it for the next few months.  Mont is leaving soon to head to Dallas, but Marilyn and Marshall will be here until July when she finishes her internship.  Their "new" house is 100 years old and has some great character, but it needed some serious cleaning.  Unfortunately Mont was really sick and couldn't join us.  We took a break for lunch and had burgers at the new Mantua store which is only four houses away from their house.  The burgers were GREAT!  We will definitely eat there again!.

Tuesday - Shandra and Jason rode with us and Tasha and Zane met us in Salt Lake for dinner at Applebees before we headed to the Desert Start to watch "Nutcraker, Men in Tights".  I was hoping the the guys would enjoy the play, and they did!  It was really funny and everyone absolutely loved it!  I'm so glad.  The grandkids were at the other parents and none of us …