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Sunday, December 19, 2010
One Arrow in My Anti-Depression Quiver
Disclaimer up front- this is not our Christmas tree! This is part of the decorations at the church where I chose to go this evening. They were having a Christmas Carol sing, and I wanted to participate.
So, let me just remind you of the origins of this blog. If you haven't read the whole thing, it's at What is My Quality Day? Briefly, the truth is that I'm not "Little Miss Sunshine." This exercise in finding something good in every day is easy sometimes, other times, not so much.
I tend to have a bad time with holidays. This year, Steve isn't coming home, and Joshua is difficult- not to mention that he's avoiding me because he owes me money. I really can't deal with a lot of holiday decorating (I always leave that to Om- who loves it), and although I like the good food, I've really cooked as much as I care to for this lifetime. OK... I'll stop now. This blog is about the positives.
Anyway, I realized that I was going to need to do some serious Quality Day work to be able to deal with this, and to be no more Scrooge-like than my reputation allows.
So, this event is part of my plan. I love to sing, even though I have a rather unreliable tenor voice. So, I went and sang! We sang for an hour. It was mostly traditional carols, but they began and ended with some wonderful Christmas songs of a general nature. As you can see, the decorations were beautiful!
Other parts of the plan that you've seen are the Polish Porcupine Balls, and the crafty creche. Ellen and I skied here the other morning, and I'm helping my friend Betty with a little project of hers. I rounded up all my Christmas CDs and set up an old player in my office. I usually don't like music while I work, but I'm GOING to be cheerful!
I have a few more arrows in the quiver for this week. Stay tuned.