Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Stress, Work, Kids, Depression

Not necessarily in that order.

I'm sorry for the dearth of Posts the last few days. I have a project at work that has been eating my lunch, the last few days of school have been hectic, and I have been dealing with three separate personal issues all at the same time.

To the blogger (and friend, I hope) who helped me sort out one of those issues, (you know who you are) thank you!! Even though the decision had been made, getting it all out there was helpful.

Every time I think I am over Rene', something happens to remind me that I am not. Mother's Day weekend was difficult enough, and today I saw her car. I tend to drive out of my way to avoid driving by places where she might be. Today, I knew she would be at the Theatre, so I avoided it only to see her car at the school her daughter attends. I know it doesn't sound like such a big deal, but it is. It puts her right back into my thoughts, both conscious and unconscious.

Work was a little better today, I met with my client and gave him a progress report and explained the difficulties I was having. He seemed to understand and was encouraging. That is an enormous relief.

I hope to be back to more frequent posting soon. To my regular readers I say thank you. Thank you for being interested in what I have to say. The comments are a tremendous boost to me.

I worked all weekend; most of Saturday and about 6 hours on Sunday. Sunday afternoon we drove to Port Aransas and hung out at the Condo. The kids swam, we had a few beverages, ate some seafood and came home. (Designated drivers were used - I didn't drink and drive). It was an incredibly needed bit of relaxation, even if it was only a few hours. I am hoping that the long weekend coming up will be stress free. The forecast for that doesn't look good, but here's hoping.

Brave Sir Robin is tired, stressed and lonely.

Enjoy these -

My feet at the condo.

A slow Sunday at the beach in Port A

The pool at the condo - the boys are in there!

Pelicans gliding over the pool. It took about an hour to get a shot, they move fast!

Brave Sir Robin will be back.


The Red Queen said...

Some days (weeks, months, years) suck worse than others. I hope that things get easier soon.

Brave Sir Robin said...


It goes in cycles. I hope the lows will start getting farther apart.

Intellectually, I can see what is happening, but it is hard to just will yourself to not be depressed.

Anne said...

Hang in there! Glad you were able to take some much-needed down time.

Intellectually, I can see what is happening, but it is hard to just will yourself not to be depressed.

Indeed. I can recognize the signs, but sometimes my crisis aversion tactics (cooking, exercise, etc.) don't work as well as I want them to. It's frustrating, and it's hard not to let that fuel things further.

It will get better (it always does), but I hope it gets better sooner rather than later. Courage!

Anne said...

Ps: purring is a well known stress- and depression-reducing agent. When all else fails, pet the cat.

Brave Sir Robin said...

When all else fails, pet the cat.

Excellent advice! Thanks again.