What will September bring?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
What will September bring?
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Fri, 09-06-2013 - 5:05pm

Will you be doing anything fun or different this month? Resuming any activities that went on hiatus for the summer? Any plans for travel?

Something you might want to check out online this month is the iTunes Festival. If you have iTunes (you can download it for free) you can watch a variety of concerts every day during September. There are performances of just one song, with a full concert available for many artists. New music gets added every day. Not all of it is to my taste but I discovered some that I enjoyed...at worst its a couple of minutes wasted if you don't like the band.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 11:09am

Do you guys have a light box? It doesn't work for everyone, but we found it very helpful.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 12:05pm

I've mentioned it to DH. I have a friend who uses one but I'm not sure how much it helps her. She has a bunch of other issues too.

What I think would really help is anti-depressants, which I think he may finally be open to.  He has always resisted them but our DS's experience has opened his eyes to how helpful they really are.  21yo DS finally started taking them several months ago to deal with his social anxiety, and they have REALLY helped - so much so that we could tell when he had run out of them and not renewed the Rx - and once he was back on them, life was much better.

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Mon, 09-09-2013 - 2:08pm

That school certainly does sound to be a great school and good fit for your son.  I hope he begins to feel more  comfortably 'at home' in it soon enough.  It sounds like your dh has to ride out September for the various emotional repercussions it has for him.  But how sad and unfortunate that he lost his friend on 9/11 and that it is also his birthday.  I don't know if I suffer from SAD - although by the time November rolls around, I do seem to feel more lethargic and less enthusiastic - although I haven't bought one of those lights mentioned, I sometimes wonder if it might help.  

Shirley

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Mon, 09-09-2013 - 2:13pm

I hope that all goes well with the masectomy for Stephanie, as well as the recovery period.  How good that she has you and your family's support in all this and your care for her after the surgery. 

Shirley

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 4:45pm

My BIL (a priest in Chicago) has the light and it definitely helps him....

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 5:13pm

'Nester, good news for your dd that you will be available to care for her post op. Wishing her an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery.

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Mon, 09-09-2013 - 9:44pm
Sept has been a busy mth so far & it likely to continue that way. Last week was busy with Mom's dental surgery & her apt after the flood. It was also DS2's birthday last Thurs but we didn't get a chance to Skype until Sat as our schedules were in conflict. This week I have sewing to do as I'm making drapes for Mom's place, a table runner & a couple of place mats. I knit her a pretty dishcloth today. I have meetings & appts this mths & hope to make time this week to visit a friend at their cottage for at least a day or 2. I have been told Mom's place will be ready for them to move in this weekend but I said that I need time to unpack & set up for them. So we will see when the move actually happens. The rest of the mth consists of medical appts for Mom, stepdad & myself. We are also going to DD's to babysit the next weekend while she & her DH drive to Boston for a wedding. Our first time alone for more than a few hrs with Fynn & she will have to take a bottle all weekend. DD has been pumping for the last 4 wks to store up enough. Then I will be busy packing for our trip to DR on the 29th. Can't wait! Just thinking about relaxing in the sun by the pool or beach with lots to drink & eat makes me smile. Dee
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Tue, 09-10-2013 - 12:10pm

Suzy, I meant to comment...a hamfest?! :)

In Spain, they LOVE their ham (jamon).  Tapas bars have hams hanging from the ceiling, and restaurants serve roast suckling pig like we serve steak here.  You can't have a restaurant without ham.  There is even a restaurant chain called Museo del Jamon! 

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Tue, 09-10-2013 - 12:13pm

Thanks for the kind thoughts for my DH.  On Saturday he decided to go for a 10-mile bike ride, his first since last year.  On Monday, he made it a 16-mile ride.  I think he must have decided to deal with his depression by generating endorphins, which I heartily approve of.   He plays tennis a couple of times a week, but bike riding seems to make him very happy.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 1:21pm

LOLOL - hamfest is amateur radio.