2015-10-19

October life update


 
Yesterday we had a long walk in the woods nearby.
It was wonderfully foggy, completely still and the changing
trees were gorgeous. But since this is a pre-Halloween post
I am forgoing the splendour for some spookiness.




So far October has been rough. The anti-anxiety meds
are working, but unfortunately they seem to free up
more space for my depression. Or maybe this year's changes
and complications have triggered a mid-life crisis...

 Going back to school this autumn has been interesting
but challenging. In the course I'm taking I'm never
really sure if I am delivering what is expected of me.
But I am happy with my tutor for my degree project
and I feel pretty excited about my area of research.




Right after Halloween I have a big test coming up
and I am handing in my degree project outline and progress.
 Because of this I "outsourced" our annual Halloween
family party to my brother, but since they're out of town
on the 31st we have ended up with nothing to do and nowhere
to go on Halloween night. It makes me a bit sad.

The sale of the store is still up in the air, and the realtor
we hired is kind of a joke. We aren't closed down yet
but we haven't been open for almost a month either.
But we may get some news this week, fingers crossed.
I just really want to have it over with!






 




28 kommentarer:

  1. :( That's a shame you won't be out for Halloween night. I'm in the same boat, I might be handing out candy but other than that there really isn't anything to do in my city. I hope your classes might help distract you from your depression and you'll sell your shop soon without problems.

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    1. We can't even hand out candy - since we don't have any Trick-or-Treaters :( I'm tempted to just dress up and go hand out candy in the city streets, but that might not be understood by the Swedish public...

      Radera
  2. Classes can be both, stressful and a therapy. I am sorry to hear you´ve been feeling with anxiety and depression, but maybe focusing on your studies will help more than you think. Sometimes, we just need to hold to daily routine and little things to emotionally survive.
    I wish the best, all kind of positive vibes flowing to you.

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    1. Thank you, Violette. Routine does help when things are stressful, I am just also kind of bored and lost right now, searching for a new life project- like I need something to happen.

      Radera
  3. You gave me anxiety just talking about school classes! The beautiful part is that they do end at the end of the term. Hope you can lessen the stress by selling the store.
    Halloween night is always about handing out candy for me. My daughter and her family have started doing the same - making a big deal about it, but they just moved out into the country where they will probably have no one come so it will be depressing for them after having so much fun!
    Good luck and I pray that you will do better with your anxiety and depression and that things will go well in school for you!

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    1. Your daughter's family will have to go over at your house, then you can all hand out candy together :) We don't do Trick-or-Treat over here unfortunately, otherwise I would have loved to just stay home and hand out candy!
      Thank you for your sweet words.

      Radera
  4. How about a scary movie marathon at home on Oct 31st? By darkness and candlelight of course!

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    1. If nothing else comes up, I will certainly have a horror movie marathon while carving pumpkins - and drinking rum :) But I would just love to dress up and go somewhere spooky and fun for Halloween, celebrating with peers.

      Radera
  5. I have you had a spooky walk.

    You're back in school after a long time, challenging goes with the territory. Have you spoken to your professor about your feelings when it comes to expectations from his/her part? Asking might help.

    I hope the story bit gets solved soon. Having things up in the air is rarely comforting. That last sentence reads a tad strange, hm....

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    1. Oh, and what about what Debra said for Halloween night? You haven't delighted us with one of your reviews in some time, so that my be perfect for all involved (especially for selfish wee me). ♥

      Radera
    2. Yes, challenging is probably good - and I just found out that it's the very first time they are hosting this course, so the vague part has been explained :)

      The store sale is driving me nuts..!

      You know, I have been thinking about doing a review, but I wasn't sure people like that kind of post. But now I will certainly have to do one :)

      Radera
  6. Ooh, I love spooky trees. Such gorgeous images!

    Perhaps this year you could begin a new Halloween tradition.

    Personally, I love cosy Halloween nights in... painting one another's faces, hollowing pumpkins, watching creepy films, mixing alcoholic potions and eating lots of delicious pumpkin treats.

    I hope the shop sale goes through soon.

    Good luck with your test ♥

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    1. Thank you and yes, if nothing else comes up that kind of evening is exactly what I have planned - I would just prefer to celebrate "properly" in some way. It is really too bad that there aren't any easy direct flights to Cardiff like there are to London from here!

      Radera
  7. Absolutely gorgeous pictures! It reminds me of my one time in Sweden, I thought the woods there were particularly spooky. I think I might actually plug a horror story set in Sweden in an upcoming post.

    I feel sorry that the time right after Halloween will be stressful for you. We should all have a stress free autumn, when we gradually take a more quieter life until winter comes.

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    1. Agreed, I wish a stressful and spooky autumn for everyone. Halloween should be the greatest time of year!

      I look forward to reading your Swedish horror story! I will do my blog rounds this week.

      Radera
    2. I blogged about it tonight.

      Radera
  8. I agree with Debra, scary movie night on the 31st. I hope everything else gets sorted soon.
    blessings
    ~*~

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    1. Four votes for the scary movie marathon - I guess we have a winner! :)

      Radera
  9. The woods are wonderful and spooky! I love curly trees! I hope the woods make you feel peaceful! It must be so stressful with the sale! I hope everything is fixed soon!

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    1. The woods were wonderful, so still and spooky. But my allergic man had a bad reaction after several hours in the woods, so it might be a while before we can get back there...

      Radera
  10. What gorgeous trees! I wish you lived nearby, you could all come join my crew for Halloween. Bit of distance from where you are to California though.

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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    1. How sweet of you! My man is from Southern Cali, so we could have just popped over with some candy corn and beer (if we hadn't decided on living over here... :) ) But who knows, maybe one day.

      Radera
  11. It's a drag the meds aren't taking care of everything. But all the other things that are going on in your life aren't helping either, I imagine. That's a lot of big life changes to be dealing with all at once.

    The youngest is out staying with us for a while ... I'm hoping I can talk her into getting dressed up for the Hallowe'en party at the saloon. Otherwise it'll be scary movies and popcorn night for us too, since the spouse has already indicated HE won't be going. LOL

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    1. I'm glad you have some family keeping you company out there for Halloween. But I don't know if I could stay home when there was such fun to be had - and at a saloon no less! And I'm sure you have the greatest costumes stashed away :)

      Radera
  12. Your pictures of scary trees are so moody and somber. I hope you find something fun to do on Halloween - movie marathon sounds great. My sister is coming so I plan on making a fun Halloween meal and then we will probably watch a movie or do karaoke or something.

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    1. Halloween karaoke? I haven't heard that before, sounds hilarious :) Hope you have a great time.

      Radera
  13. Well Kat you do have a lot on your plate. Those trees look so inviting, I would like to climb to the top of one and scream F8ck the world ! Sorry my bi polar depression has my dark side wrecking havoc. For Halloween were throwing a Halloween birthday bash for {M} and trick or treating when it gets dark. I hope things turn around soon, virtual hugs.

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    1. Don't worry - I get the desperate angry depression side of bipolar. I'm sorry it's taking you for a ride right now, and I hope it lets up soon.
      Your Halloween sounds lovely.

      Radera

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