Happy New Year Everyone!
Wow! Now that the holidays are behind us, lets all forge ahead with renewed determination to have our best year that we possibly can!
Healthybound- Thanks for the info! I know what you mean about mood eating, as in the past when I have been in mourning I either tend to splurge or just not want to eat at all, and just want to sleep for days on end! I think you should just give yourself a break for a little while, and try to stay healthy and well rested! I can't imagine what you are going thru so I won't pretend to, but I do think that now my be the time to just take it one step at a time. Maybe for now it is alright if you just breathe in and then breathe out, and try to think of one little thing that brings you joy, even if it's just for that minute.
Maybe your goal should be one smile per day, or something like that! I know my pets (two male cats) are usually good for at least one smile a day! So, maybe just try something like that. In the meantime, know that it's perfectly alright to feel sad for however long you need. It's an old saying, but it tends to be true, that time does have a way of helping us heal. You will never, ever forget your husband, but someday when you remember things about him the pain won't be as sharp. In the meanitme just give yourself a break and give yourself some room to get thru each day.
Have you thought anymore about moving? I don't really know, but I have always heard that you should give yourself about a year after the loss of your spouse before you make any major life changes. Maybe it would be good for you to just go to Florida and stay (maybe rent a mobile home or something) for a month or two, just to decide if you really do want to leave your home. In the meantime, I am praying for you each day, so know that others think of you often!
Doghouse- Are you still out there? I have seen the pictures of your family on facebook! What a wonderful family you have! Are you teaching full time yet? If so what grade or ages? I miss the children I worked with alot, but I do not miss all the politics that came with teaching in the small school district I worked for. I think the final straw that broke the camel's back was when they hired the school board president's son-in-law to be the new Principal even though he had never spent a day in a classroom of children in his life! I had just had enough! I know everyone said he was a nice man, and no doubt he is, but working for someone who is my son's age and who never had any experience just ended it all for me.
Getting used to retirement took awhile, because I have worked for the better part of fifty years, but now I find myself really enjoying each day! Today for instance, I am off to run some errands, then over to visit my sister, and on to the Bunco club! So, as you see, I have successfully made the transition from one who spends her days working, to one who spends her days playing! Retirement for me has basically become one all day recess! Not too bad really!
All you other SBO ladies, Hello, hope that 2012 finds you well, and hope we can all find success and contentment in the new year! God Bless!