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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:34 PM

Dad's b-day would have been yesterday, Mom's been gone 8 years now. Winter's gloom pulling me down.

Have been planning to retire to coastal Delaware for quite a long time, now wondering if that still makes sense with sea level rise. I just know that I can't take the grey gloom of NE Ohio too many more winters. Feel like all dreams slipping away. Can I just sleep until spring?

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Reply Dad's b-day would have been yesterday, Mom's been gone 8 years now. Winter's gloom pulling me down. (Original post)
we can do it Jan 2013 OP
Bullwinkle925 Jan 2013 #1
we can do it Jan 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #2
we can do it Jan 2013 #5
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #8
Kaleva Jan 2013 #3
we can do it Jan 2013 #6
we can do it Jan 2013 #7
elleng Jan 2013 #9
Ducksoup Jan 2013 #10

Response to we can do it (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:43 PM

1. Feel better.......

The Holidays plus winter's gray can add to sadness. We all go through it and we think we'll never get out of it but somehow we do. Spring refreshes.

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Response to Bullwinkle925 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:48 PM

4. Thanks, and that's so true about spring, it just seems so far off in January.

sorry to be debbie downer....

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:46 PM

2. Spring isn't that far away.

I'm hibernating with DU to keep me company.

You don't to make retirement decisions today. Do you?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:49 PM

5. Don't need to decide today, but we could speed things up as we both lost our dads this past year.

Thanks for the hug.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:57 PM

8. Daydream about something with a nice view.

I've always wanted to live near the ocean.
I'm glad I moved away from Staten Island over 25 years ago. I miss the Jersey Shore.
I've got mountains and the Hudson River instead of saltwater. I day-trip for bird watching.
It isn't what I dreamed of but it ain't half bad.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:47 PM

3. Winter was really bad for me till I started taking Vitamin D

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:51 PM

6. That's an idea, I usually get quite a bit of exercise and that helps.

today, I am just exhausted mentally and physically.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:54 PM

7. I think the idiots throwing snowballs at the lions in the Chinese zoo just put me over the edge.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:44 PM

9. Rest. Spring coming soon.

Been thinking of visiting Florida, Mom and Dad's gravesite, in the Spring, a year after he passed on, but may travel sooner.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:25 AM

10. Mental health and grey skies

I retired about four months ago after living in the mountains of Wyoming for over 9 years. For 25 years I had managed mental health centers in Texas and Wyoming. Although rare in Texas, in Wyoming, with it's 6 month winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder was commonplace. Myself, I am very active physically and spent winters and summers out of doors there. I now reside near the mountains of Spain at around 3000 ft altitude, a far cry from the 7000 where I lived for 9 years. Although close to ski resorts here, it is much more agreeable.

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