Tuesday, November 30, 2010

down time

This month has been a down time, so I certainly haven't kept up with blogging at all. Figured I'd just drop in and let you know I'm alive, and at least keeping up with reading my blogger friends, and forums, if not participating with them.

Depression (which is chronic, and hits sometimes worse than others) has been prevailing, on top of severe financial woe. It's aways pretty hard to get by, but these past couple or so months have been particularly bad.

Well, I don't like sob stories much, and especially not my own. Like Neil Young says... "You got your hard luck story, I got mine." Ain't it so.

I've been keeping inside mostly, which is an old habit of mine when things turn south. All this will pass, I imagine.

These holiday times are always particularly hard, I guess, since my dad died. Even though its been 19 years this December 8th. About now is when I typically start withdrawing into myself. But this year we have Logan's first birthday on the 9th, so that will open up a bright time, and maybe usher in better times. I can't believe he's going to be one already; where did the year go?

If you're so inclined, please send prayers and good vibes my way. I don't usually ask for such, but I do believe in the power of prayer.

Hope to be back in the swing of things real soon. Be well.


  1. Hang in there, Barbara. I don't know what the weather is in New York, but I bet it isn't much better than here and it certainly makes it easier to get depressed. Pamper yourself. Candles, sweet smelling baths, nice music. Hold out your hands, because I am definitely sending healing your way.

  2. Myth, I wish you well, as always. I think this time of year is particularly hard for many, and you have the added disadvantage of a family loss to sludge through as well. Know that thoughts and prayers are sent your way often and sincerely. You've been a constant friend for more years than I can recount. Much love and healing to you.

  3. you can be totally sure my prayers and blessings and well wishes and out-of-tune chants are directed your way. i'm sorry to hear this is a tough time, barbara, and i understand that. it's a tough time of year for so many. and winter pretty much invites a journey inwardly, don't you think?

    i hope the blogs may provide some company and community this month. i'm here, willing to offer a hand or a grin.


  4. Just today I have read several blogs and depression is mentioned. One person takes vitamin D in massive doses. Maybe this has something to do with of all of us being artists. Maybe it comes with the territory.

    Hope you start getting back to your old self soon.

  5. Hi Barbara,

    I can certainly emphasize the depression. Just hang in there, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Sending along some bright sunshiny days and positive thoughts. Hugs.


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