To all of my friends here there and everywhere:
THANK-YOU for your kind, understanding and encouraging words. Just knowing there are people who care, people who I've only typed to no less, lifts me up! You will find that I do take to my blog to vent, to yell to scream and to laugh, sometimes all in the same post. I started this as an on-line journal, and have considered splitting the journal from the photos, but haven't because they are really all an integral part of who I am. Thank you for standing (or sitting) by me, and making me smile and laugh. I'm not going anywhere, I just needed a mental and emotional reboot. As a matter of fact, once I released all of the emotion and reflected, I was able to figure out how to do somwething that had been vexing me all week. Just that break was enough.
I left my office and talked to The Dude - basic verbal diahreah - like what I wrote. We agreed to talk more, and work together on our eating/excercise issues. Still no resolution to the work stressor. Then I went for a walk. I feel better having been in the sun (with sunscreen and a hat), and getting fresh air into my body. I took some pictures and just listened to the world around me. That made me feel better. Then I sat in my office to decompress. I'm going out to the backyard with my journal. I'm sure there will be things that come up there.