Thursday, October 01, 2009

I think I'm feeling better

This may be a surprise, but this week I've actually been making supper by making up my own recipes and I've been starting to tidy up.

Usually when I make supper, I make one or another of the recipes I know really well. Or I just don't make supper at all because I don't feel like I'm up to it. I know that sounds silly, but there have been days when I just can't think about cooking. So I'm really pleased now that I'm trying out new flavours and recipes. I'm not making anything fancy, of course, but tonight I made a very yummy chicken stew.

I've also been tidying up. I read somewhere or saw something that said that if you spend just 15mins a day tidying up, eventually it'll be clean. Or maybe they were talking about general tasks and I thought about tidying up. Either way, it occurred to me that if I just break things down a bit, I can get through these piles of stuff I have all over the place.

Ian's very happy because I'm finally tackling some of the areas that have bothered him. He's also thrilled to be coming home to a home-cooked meal. So this has been a good week for Ian. :)

I think I'm starting to feel a bit better... more positive, more energetic, less depressed. Looking back, I think it's safe to say that I've been slightly depressed for the last few weeks. Yes, I've had good reason with all the losses and whatnot, but living with even mild depression isn't the same. Or as fun.

One other difference this week is that I haven't been spending much time on either facebook or the message boards I frequent. I don't know if I'm feeling better because I've been away from the boards or if I'm away from the boards because I'm feeling better. Either way, I'm going to take this energy and feeling of well-being. Maybe I'll stay this way long enough to get the entire house cleaned.


Robin said...

Breaking down the tasks to little bitty tasks does make them much more manageable :)

As for dinner, I can relate - BIG TIME. There have been some weeks where 'picky supper' is the norm.

******* said...

Picky supper? I call it the chippy buffet!~

Chantelle, do you have a crock pot? I've found it to be a lifesaver when I too tired to cook, like on the days I work. I just fill it up with whatever we have around either the night before and leave it in the fridge or load it up in the morning & it's done by suppertime. Not much to clean up, too. It's that time of year for stews and soups.