Friday, January 02, 2009

A wonderful gift

The last few days my head has NOT been right. The dismal cloud that is depression is getting bigger and that makes normal life feel tough. So yesterday I went out running, intending to go 13 miles, because I wanted to get a good run in on the first day of the year, because 13 is my favorite number, and just because I can. Mood-wise I did not want to run at all, but as someone who keeps her commitments most of the time, I headed out.

During the two hours that I was gone, my husband and kids took down and put away all of the Christmas decorations. Every single bit of it! What an amazing gift, don't you think?

I'm going to take a few days off from writing to get my head straight. Catch up with y'all really soon!

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Absolutely a perfect gift! Keep your chin up and way to get it done even when you didn't feel like it!

Kim said...

That IS a great gift!
Take time to recoup. Get to feeling better! Thinking of you.

kara said...

Running keeps me sane - I never regret the run, once I get going.
[Hugs]

Brit-Man said...

You take care and no worries yeah. I think anyone would understand

:-) :-).

Matt

Irene said...

That was nice!

Glad you were able to get out for a run!

Be good to yourself!

Marcy said...

YAY for the fam :-)

Take care of yourself chica! We'll be waiting for you when you come back :-)

Jo Lynn said...

If I don't run, I'm not right! And, OMG - my favorite number is 13!
What a nice thing for hubby & kids to do.

jen said...

Aww, that is so nice of the family! Good for you getting your run in and enjoying yourself. Depend on your running and lean on your wonderful family and I know you'll get through this. :)

Diana said...

Nice of the family to take care of things while you go out to take care of things for yourself! Nothing like a good run to clear the mind-I prefer to snowshoe to clear mine, it's always so quiet and peaceful in the cold and snow-I wish I could send you some! NO REALLY, I wish I could send of this white crap anywhere but here!! LOL! Take care and look forward to your return!

Michael B said...

we'll all miss your musings while you're away...but we'll be here when you get back. take good care, my friend. thinking good thoughts.

Colette said...

Oh my beautiful friend, I'm here for you if you just want to get together and hang out at the mall or something.

Give me a call or shoot me an email if you want ;)

{{BIG HUGS}}

Marathon Maritza said...

What a great, considerate family you have!

Sorry you aren't feeling so up-and-up, but I agree with Jen...running, family and friends can do wonders. :)

Juls said...

I hope your run was a good one. Also, Happy Birthday!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Great gift! Help around the house and personal time for you!

I hope things are looking up!

KatieFeldmom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LESLIE!!!!!!