Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Girl's Weekend (May 19-21)

Early flight; airline does not have my stroller/car seat at the gate. Luckily it was with all the other luggage at baggage claim. But it was found after the tears. :( Thanks to my MIL for picking me up!

Went to MIL house; relaxed, walked around their amazing garden; relaxed in the hammock and talked to my StepFIL and brenna.

Played some basketball and Frisbee with SIL's and BIL; got lunch.

Thanks to BIL's sister for watching #4 while my SIL's, MIL, and I went horse back riding. It was truly fun and exciting (even when my horse freaked out a little bit).

Girl's dinner at a Thai restaurant. Yummy! Ironically, we talked about global warming, politics, and tofu. Go figure. :)

Slept in the next morning. MIL made me breakfast --it was so incredibly good. Not sure if that was the food or the fact that I didn't have to make it. :) We had an incredible talk about my depression. Seeing if that really was what I was feeling or going through.

Went to RS with my SIL (her calling is the music specialist in RS and they have it first in her ward). Listened to a spectacular lesson on avoiding Satan (#10 in the President Kimball manual) and withstanding his temptations. Something I greatly needed to hear.

Skipped the rest of church and went to MIL's house for BBQ. YUM!!! Everyone was there. The only person missing was DH (and our other children).

Went to visit some good friends and their cute kids. It was a wonderful to see them. We've all been friends since DH and I were dating; they were their when my water broke with #1. :) It would be nicer if we lived closer to them, that's for sure!

Back to MIL's house for some board game playing. Then off to bed with an early, early rise to make it to the airport on time. Thanks to tamra for taking me!

All in all, it was a very relaxing and much needed weekend away. I was able to think about my situation, listen to others that suffer from depression, and just start to think about what I need to do to combat this crappy feeling. So far, so good! My plan seems to be working. It's not perfection, but at least it's a start.


Amber said...

Sounds great to me! Especially the sleeping in and tasty breakfast. Glad to hear you're on the right path!

Amanda said...

Glad to hear that you are making progress. Even if it doesn't seem like a lot. I would love to have someone make me a good breakfast. Hmmm... Maybe I better make a hint for someone to make me breakfast for my birthday next week. =)

I don't think that I know you in person. I lived in West Provo until 1999 though. Happy to know you through your blog.

Good luck with everything! By the way---how was camping?

Cheryl said...

I'll post some pictures from camping soon. It was wonderful!