TRYING ON SOME NEW BLUE JEANS AT THE TSC STORE IN WICKENBURG THIS MORNING
I had no idea when I turned my computer off Monday night that I wouldn't turn it on again until Thursday morning but that's how depression sometimes affects me when it strikes. I never know when it's coming, I just wake up one morning & it's suddenly upon me like a marauding Lion on an unsuspecting Zebra. When depression does occasionally strike it usually lasts for a day or maybe 3 or 4 but I'm generally able to shake most of it off at some point in that time frame. But not always. I can be marginally functional when this happens & often just spend time in my recliner occupying my mind with mindless television shows & not going out of the house much. Occasionally I'm able to take myself for a drive which I did with Pheebs Wednesday morning but had no interest in taking any photos. And I’ve had no interest in trying to put a blog post together for the past couple days. It's just one of those things that sometimes sneaks up behind me & whacks me over the head & I’m down for the count for a few days. Over the years readers may remember I have blogged about depression maybe half a dozen or more times. Anyway that’s where I am at the moment & we’ll see how things shake out over the next couple days. This too shall pass……………………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( After hearing that one of the patients in a mental hospital had saved another from a suicide attempt by pulling him out of a bathtub, the hospital director reviewed the rescuer's file and called him into his office.
"Mr. Haroldson, your records and your heroic behavior indicate that you're ready to go home. I'm only sorry that the man you saved later killed himself with a rope around the neck."
"Oh, he didn't kill himself," Mr. Haroldson replied. "I hung him up to dry."
There are a lot of us who just don't feel like writing a blog every day, but it probably isn't depression involved. I hope you can shake it soon, and take a break from the blog in the meantime.ReplyDelete
The depression is not a fun thing. Don't let it take you down. nice to hear from you again and hope you feeling up to snuff soon.ReplyDelete
Hugs! Feel better soon. Depression is an awful thing.ReplyDelete
Hang in there, and we'll all be here for ya when you get out of the woods...ReplyDelete
I hope you feel better soon. We'll be here when you come back. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Like the smiling face with the jeans! Feel better, Al. You are much appreciated, you know.ReplyDelete
So sorry, Al, maybe a shift in the weather will help. Sunshine can help. Wishing you a good day to come. Sorry you won't be at the bloggerfest, I was so looking forward to meeting you this year. Take care of both of you.ReplyDelete
Hang in there, I also visit that place from time to time.ReplyDelete
Mr. Depression tends to show up when he senses a weak spot in our well-being. We may not notice that weak spot, and so it never fails Mr. Depression sneaks in and takes a nap in us. These weak spots can and are often linked to an event in our past lifetime. Recognizing what the event was/is, will help to keep the door closed on Mr. Depression in the future by diverting ourselves to something that will consume us just long enough to float over that weak time, thus keeping the door closed. Al, you're not alone. Many have to deal with depression, and it is not easy. Take the time to work through it. Hosting Mr. Depression is a tiring chore we all, at one time or another will have to combat. We all will be here, waiting for you.ReplyDelete
I hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Hang in there Al.. Like those have said before me .. We have all been there in some form or another .. This too shall pass .ReplyDelete
Pheebs is the one who looks depressed. :-) Seriously, Al, I too have those days. I just pray a little harder and usually Nancy pulls me through. Hang in there. It's too early for Bayfield.ReplyDelete
Winter blues intrudes our lives often but especially now in the winter. Mr. Depression does not like sunny days or laughter or Sons of the Pioneers music so hopefully these things offer a remedy for you as they do for me. Take care, Al!ReplyDelete
I think it is good to change things around when you feel down. Taking a break from blogging can be helpful at times.ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better soon and I'm looking forward to seeing you at Bloggerfest if you can make it. We are down at Palm Canyon Road and there is plenty of space.
I haven't been in blog world for awhile, but when I was, I seem to have missed any postings where you mentioned depression... so I was surprised at this post. I have trouble with a paralyzing depression that comes over me occasionally, so I know what its like to just sit and stare or zone, and not have interest or motivation for anything. But at least we know that it always will pass.ReplyDelete
I am so very grateful that I don't have to deal with depression. I've seen what it can do to my very dear friends and my heart aches for them and for you. Take care of yourself and do whatever you need to for you.ReplyDelete
Al im sorry you are having to deal with this and I pray it goes sway soon. Joe has SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Summer months here or the desert in the winter really helps him so you can imagine dealing with the cancer and being home during the winter months he has has really had to work hard to keep the depression away. Right now he has a project he forces himself to work on. He's painting the guest room. He paints a little and then he rests til he has enough energy to go at it again. I hpe you and Kelly will both feel like being at the blogfest Saturday. We loved all the pictures you took from last yearReplyDelete
No worries Al. We will all be here when you feel better.ReplyDelete
When my moods are down I found out that some of my favorite music helps me to get back to my positive self. I already knew the reason when your next posting didn't come. But I must dmit it's an odd start of the day when there is no posting from Al. Cheers!ReplyDelete
Sorry you are feeling blue. I've been there too and sadly don't have any advise but am thinking of you.ReplyDelete
I missed you for a few days, but completely understand. I don't blog daily, but I try to do so every 2-3 days. I have to take all my photos on the weekends. I think that happens to most of us every now and then. Hang in there, Al.ReplyDelete
I hope you feel better soon. :-)ReplyDelete
Sorry your not feeling up to your old self. I hear ya on the "Blogin' Blues". Sometimes I just sit and stare at that blinking cursor! Time for a break. Hopefully you saw our sunrise here in AZ, that help my days when I am feeling low. I'll will be keeping you and Kelly in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Hope your depression soon goes the way of the old jeans, replaced with a smiling you full of energy. Short of a magic wand, there's little that works better than the passing of time.ReplyDelete
Hang in there, friend.ReplyDelete
No magic words or advice, as you well know, there are none. I will look forward to your posts and pictures when you are up to it again. Take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
Celebrating the Dance
Celebrating the Dance
Hoping you feel better soon! See, all your blog fans are supportive, understanding, and trying to lift your spirits. As a woman I would go shopping for a nice outfit to make me feel better and your picture at the TSC store trying on a new pair of jeans was a good start, I think.ReplyDelete
When I came across your blog it brought back memories of our first sailboat, which was called a Bayfield 29 and had been built at the Bayfield Boats in Clinton, Ontario. We are Canadians, living at Lake Erie and are now also RVing. Last year we spent some time in Arizona so your great photography of both areas means a lot to us. We are looking forward to your next blog.
Depression. What a bummer. I watch TV endlessly when it happens to me!ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and wishing you well, it is a horrid feeling, but as we know, it passes and light does shine again within and without :)ReplyDelete