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Confessions of Depression

My confession:

I AM DEPRESSED
I AM FAT
I AM OUT OF SHAPE
I AM AN ADDICT TO UNHEALTHY FOODS

That said, I am swimming against the current and trying to make small changes.  I can't believe how hard those little tiny changes are!  I committed to myself that I would go outside and walk today - even for just a few minutes.  I know that getting a little fresh air and sunshine can't hurt my emotional state, and there is a tiny chance that it will help a little.

So, I started getting ready.  Since it is the middle of January, I decided that I should dress appropriately for the weather, so I checked the weather report.  Sunshine (that is good) and the temperature?  1°.  Yes, that is right, 1°!  Who in their right mind goes outside when it is that cold?  Okay, that is a huge obstacle  but one that can be overcome with lots of clothing.  Next, deciding what clothing to wear - a chore that should be fairly easy, but unfortunately one of the most prominent manifestations of my depression…

Snow Woes and Blows

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Winter has hit with a vengeance this year!  Blizzard snow the day after Christmas, temperatures below zero, and another huge storm this weekend!  On Thursday night and Friday we got over 12" of snow!  And it was SLICK!  Thursday night Shandra got stuck twice on her way home from our house, the second time trying go get into her garage.  The next morning she got stuck when she dropped Bubba off at school, luckily there were some handy guys who pushed her up to the highway!  Then she got stuck in her parking lot trying to get into the garage again!  She called us and we raced down to her condo for the rescue.  On our way, we noticed that our neighbor's car was stuck in a huge pile of snow when she tried to get into her driveway, so we decided that once Shandra was free we would go back and help with our neighbor's car.

As we were digging Shandra out, a big tractor with a plow just happened to show up.  The driver said that he normally plows her parking lot, but that he had …