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I'm hanging on. I am very depressed, so much so that even getting out of the house seems like too much bother. I also need to stop reading Facebook so much. I'm attempting to cut that down to just checking it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I may stop even doing that. It doesn't help my mood at all.

I'm also stuck in a holding pattern. There's loads of things I want to get done this summer, but we're (ok, mostly Wade) helping friends get their house ready to sell and then move, so most of the really productive time is being spent over there, instead of on our house/yard. I'm seriously thinking of just throwing money at it and hiring someone to do at least some of the heavy work that I can't do, but I have to wait about a month before I can do that. So, I mostly wait. I am going to have my Garden Elf come and weed two more flowerbeds next week, but planting will have to wait until next weekend maybe. I am planning on uncluttering the front porch later this morning.

I broached the idea of having a work in the garden party for my birthday last night at dinner and everyone seemed to think it was a good idea. So, I think the work in the back yard will start in August.

I feel better after writing this post. It's as if pouring it out here has gotten it out of my system and now I'm ready to return to the fray.

Date: 2017-05-28 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freewaydiva
I'm glad writing about it helped!

I'm a big fan of paying someone else to come clean the house. That's one of those things that can spiral down so quickly - you don't have the energy/time so it gets overwhelming, which drags down your energy further, which makes it even worse, and the next thing you know you're on an episode of Hoarders. It seems like a frivolous expense, but worth every penny if it gives you some relief and peace of mind, especially if you're prone to depression. Every little trick helps.

Date: 2017-05-28 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morgaina
It's really interesting how writing about the bad stuff helps. It does for me as well. I honestly think it has something to do with the intentional movement of the hands.

Date: 2017-05-30 02:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morgaina
Ohhh I would love to hear more about that.
If you find information and put it here, I will read every word.
Another rabbit hole to go down for research.

Date: 2017-05-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cupcake_goth
Writing about stuff helps. This is known.

I think hiring a service to do the heavy stuff in the yard is a REALLY GOOD IDEA. Sometimes the best solution is to pay someone else to do it and not beat yourself up.

Date: 2017-05-29 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katanubis
Putting your thoughts into writing often help clarify things.

One of the things I find helpful about FB is avoiding the news feed. I have lists that have special people on them and I have my A&S groups. It really helps cut down on the Sturm and Drang.

Date: 2017-05-29 07:06 pm (UTC)
katanubis: Portrait of a woman with a squirrel and a starling, Holbein (Default)
From: [personal profile] katanubis
Definitely don't read the comments! It's amazing what some people say. And it's also amazing how people can take simple statements and turn them into major problems.

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