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Post by Narrowminded on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 am

I'm going to add my thoughts for the light, I too have been considering one. Guess if the kids are still looking for Christmas Ideas I could toss that one out here. Maybe your kids need a few ideas too?
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Post by tomi1000 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:41 pm

perennialpam wrote:Pedi---GS --- Just read my AARP about brain health and there are reasons to use a light for the loss of daylight...not only for depression but for health of the gut and brain.  Who knew?

I like that you have a plan in place.  It leaves you the option and may help with your frustration in the future.  Bless you GS.

SAD lights for gut health? Well I will certainly be doing some research on this concept........... Smile
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Post by Greensprout on Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:58 pm

Holiday festivities at work today. My lovely Capt just about to come back from maternity/parental leave in Jan who brought in homemade lasagne for the office group made me a special one with brown rice pasta. Wow. She’s awesome.

Looking at amazon for SAD lamps.

See my doc on Monday, and psychologist on Thursday. Apparently have a consult for review of meds with a psychiatrist early January. Will be off work for the holidays from 22 Dec to 7 Jan, though on call from now until the 28th.

Carrying on....
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Post by Pedidoc on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Great boss thinking of your food preferences.

Glad you're looking at SAD lights.
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Post by Greensprout on Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:02 pm

Not boss but subordinate.  And great regardless, she’s just finishing a maternity leave of 10 months with now 3 little ones at home.  Happy to see her back in Jan.  I need her in the office!!
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Post by Narrowminded on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:21 am

How thoughtful of your coworker. That doesn’t happen very often

Did you find any good lights on Amazon?
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Post by Greensprout on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:40 pm

NM, browsing Amazon a bit, but not enough to come to any conclusions.

Yes, both my Capt nurses are awesome, I suppose I’m a mentor for them, which seems somewhat daunting, but they both have tremendous potential go go far in the organization.  Both moms of wee ones, and spouses in rescue/policing.

Today is our 26th anniversary.  Chose to not do anything special, had a lovely meal of roasted spice rubbed pork loin with roasted veg (carrot, mushroom, broccoli and green beans).  Still the one I love you

As for me, still in an uncomfortable place. See my doc on Monday, and psychologist on Thursday. Not sure where its all going. I don’t feel any clear goals with the therapy thus far, despite seeming to have a comfortable rapport.

Have Douglas fir christmas tree thawing in the family room. Will decorate tomorrow. Son #1 is flying back home tonight for the holiday periods. Will be with girlfriend tonight, will see him tomorrow. Son #2 finished his classes on a good note for the semester, is planning on finding a new job in front of house in restaurant biz wile he plans on uni business program application for the fall.
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Post by Pedidoc on Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:15 pm

Congratulations on 26 years! Ask docs about SAD light, they may have a suggestion for you.
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Post by Narrowminded on Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:21 pm

Happy Anniversary!
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Post by perennialpam on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:34 am

Very happy anniversary indeed.

I am always happy for those who have survived their marriage and continue to succeed in love and companionship.

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Post by Greensprout on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:02 pm

Thanks, all for the well wishes.

Wind down week. Most people at work are gone on leave, I’ll be here till Thursday. Trying to catch up on stuff while very few new emails are coming in.

Saw my doc today, we’re going to up the SSRI dose before I see the phychiatriast for a med review in Jan. Likely going to get referrals for a chronic pain group at the OSI clinic, and a functional adaptive movement specialist to find out how I can stay (or resume) being active with current limitations. Looking into submitting claims to veterans affairs for work attributed medical issues. Forgot to discuss the sleep study results and recommendation for oral appliance, will email doc in the morning about that.

Dinner was crispy skin sautéed salmon with buttered broccoli. Yesterday was buffalo chicken strips a la stupideasypaleo blog. Crusted with smashed pork rinds, quite delish.

Son #1 is back in the house, here for a couple of weeks for holiday break until resuming college. Or at least part time here, split with girlfriends house.

Personally, still in a ho hum state, not feeling at all festive. But getting by.
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Post by jeangenie on Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:35 am

Congratulations on your anniversary!
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Post by Heuristicfireflower on Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:45 am

Congratulations on your anniversary!

On the therapy, sometimes, it may be a matter of just getting to a comfortable place in the discussions/ sessions. I know for myself having and trusting the support goes a long way to alleviating my mind. Hope it works out for you with the medicine and doctors.
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Post by perennialpam on Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 am

GS, I keep forgetting about using pork rinds instead of flour/breading. I had substituted ground nuts but I cannot remember what nut. Sad Probably walnuts as they are easier to chop up.

I hear you on the "cheery" side of Christmas. I have noticed that, as the years pass, I am not as into it all. Sad but true.
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Post by Pedidoc on Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:56 am

Late anniversary congratulations. Your meal sounds great (and I'm not a fish lover). I'm not sure I'm "cheery" with Christmas. I do enjoy getting the family together, but other then that it is a lot of work!
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Post by Greensprout on Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:09 pm

Yes, minimalist christmas seems to be the way to go.  Much less added stress.  Haven’t been into a mall in months, as the last time I did, it felt overwhelming and overly noisy.  Need it this year.

Told son #2 the best gift he can give us is to plan and cook a great meal.  He’s quite interested, and pondering menu options, may be a 3 course dinner Very Happy .  Son #1 is very interested in making some instant pot dishes with me, as we are gifting him an amazon gift card to order himself one when he gets back to rented home for the next year.

Plan to do an escape room outing with boys and girlfriends over the holidays. Son #2 just has weekends free from work, so will have to book ahead.

Still feeling mostly blah, sleep is wonky.  

Dinner today was a beef roast (sliced into chunks) in the IP with garlic, onion, paprika, rosemary, red wine and mushroom broth with roasted carrot, cauli, green bean and fennel.  Another win.  Sour cream/horseradish on the side.
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Post by Annieh on Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:37 pm

YUM. that's all i can say to that meal.
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Post by perennialpam on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:19 am

I applaud you for doing a minimalist Christmas.

And the ideas for your sons were wonderful. A good way to spend more time with them is always ideal.

I have thinking about one of those escape rooms wondering if I would like it. Seems as if I should try one at least once.

And your meal sounds marvelous....yum.
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Post by Meant2Move on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:45 pm

A bit late, but I wanted to add my congrats for your anniversary. So good that you have a loving and supportive family and a dear man with whom to share your days.
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Post by Greensprout on Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 pm

Wonky start to the day, woke unrested and discombobulated despite 8 hours in bed. Seems to be the norm of late. Eventually sorted out. Met with financial planner this afternoon, looking good and all on track for retirement.

Booking Caribbean cruise 11 days for last part of Feb tomorrow. Just me and hubby this time.

Dinner was what’s left: frittata with ham, tomato, spinach, scallions and cheddar.

Last day of work tomorrow before 2 weeks holiday leave, plus psychologist appt in the afternoon.
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:59 pm

What ship?
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Post by Greensprout on Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Eurodam
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Post by perennialpam on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:02 am

It is always nice to have something to look forward to.  

Keeps things interesting and exciting at the same time.  

I hope you fill your time off with something fun (other than your minimal holiday).
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Post by jeangenie on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:16 am

Cruise sounds great!
We are hoping to put this year behind us and do some travelling in 2018. First up is the re-arranged trip to the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, then a river cruise in Europe.
When is retirement?
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Post by Greensprout on Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Cruise is booked. Flights too. Yay!

Retirement likely in 2019. We both have good pensions, so not really need to find more employment. Thinking more about volunteer opportunities to give back. If it is 2019, hubby will be 54 and I’ll ne 51.
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