Thursday, December 10, 2009

Face the Day

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I've had a painting on my heart. It's of a beautiful sunrise sky outside my window...with the phrase "Face the day". I got started on it yesterday while I periodically checked my messages. Yesterday was a good day. You were all so supportive and gave me some wonderful advice. I really felt your concern and prayers for me. Now if I could carry all of you around in my pocket:)

It's no surprise to learn that a lot of us suffer with seasonal depression. It really is very common, especially in the Midwest. I encourage all of you who suffer with it, to go back and read the comments from my last post. I got some really good tips for how to deal with it. Things I will definitely try. So thank you again.






Now if poor Fergie could "Face the day" with a little more cheer. Poor thing! It's was 2 degrees here today and she hates it. She just limps from one foot to another. Her paws freeze:o I watched her like a hawk and I don't think she peed once until 3:30 this afternoon. Thankfully we haven't had any indoor accidents yet. These booties cost me $40 and they don't even really help. Doesn't she look hilarious??






Have a blessed day.

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32 comments:

  1. Awwww, poor Fergs!

    I gotta say, Beck, I love the rosey colors you put in your painting- new dawn- new day-new hope!
    Mwa!

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  2. A painting on your heart huh...love that and I love what came out of your heart and onto the paper/canvas. Yes, keep a pocket full of friends..thats a great idea, we all do that I think, thats why we love blogging.
    Your little dog..looks like she is saying; "What do you want me to do with these!" So cute..if I had to wear those, I would hold it all day too! LOL Come say hi :D

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  3. She is so stinkin cute...

    I just had to tell you that I love you. Your photo is now on my fridge and I love looking at it!!! You just made my day, as you always do, and I feel so incredibly blessed to have you in my life. I just can't even begin to tell you how much.

    I was seriously just grinning like an idiot at Ava's dance class and the other mommies were thinking I was really odd. Of course, we could take that one apart and dissect it couldn't we? LOL

    You just made my day.

    So glad you got some good love on the depression thing. I bet it's way more common than we women even know. You are so precious and I'll continue to pray for you sweetie.

    Much love,
    Sash

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  4. Such a sweet painting. So bright and cheery, bound to make someone's day! And it was cold here today. Poor doggie, just got cold here all of a sudden, we didn't get a chance to ease into it!
    Kate

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  5. 2 degrees? brrr..... I haven't read yesterday's post yet. I thought it was about dogs. :) But I will, I could use the advice. I love the new painting. It'll be a great source of encouragement to everyone who sees it.

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  6. Love those booties...we have a pup about that size...tried the boots and hates them and limps too...she is sooo stinkin' cute though...love your new artwork too:)

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  7. What a gorgeous painting!! I'm so glad you're painting what's on your heart. It's just gorgeous.

    Fergie looks hilarious! I've not yet seen a doc with booties. Someone would get laughed out of our town...we're pretty rural, though.

    Have a great day, Becky!! I'll take a peek at the new depression comments, too. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. LOVE your new painting...what an encouragement!!...and poor little Fergie! goodness she looks cute though!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  9. Sorry. But, Fergi looks PISSED. On a bright note - I am loving your art!

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  10. How in the world did you get those booties on lil' Fergie?! She must be the sweetest...she is certainly a cutie. I bet her face helps you "Face the Day" every day:)

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  11. Love your new piece of art, and Fergie looks ADORABLE!

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  12. I love your art Becky - I love the encouragement you include in it...awesome!

    I hope your days get a little better. Maybe you need to throw in a little vacation to some place warm in the middle of winter. It would give you something to look forward to in the middle of the dreariness. :) ;)

    And Fergie is cute in those little boots. Does she keep them on? I think our dog would just kick them off.

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  13. OMG look at Fergies poor face :(

    She is way to cute!

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  14. Poor thing! She looks adorable though! I can't even imagine 2 degrees. Seriously.

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  15. Loving that painting of face the day. You are always just encouraging and real. I pray you are well. I have been here much but too tired to just say anything and well, you are worth true words. Grateful are we all for you, for your real, for your Fergie's $40 booties and just you.
    Loving this song playing "I can't stop the rain." Beautiful.

    Happy, wonderful, peaceful, soul-shine kind of day to you!

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  16. Hi Becky! Your art work is wonderful...I'm sure your passion for it will help get you thru the ickies of winter...I hear ya with the winter blues, I'm loving it now because I love a white Christmas but come Jan I will be cursing it up and down!!

    :) T

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  17. Becky, your new paiting it just wonderful, I love the saying, the colors, the pom pom fringe, all of it...simply wonderful. I am glad you got some good advice to take heart, and to use on the really bad days. your little pup looks cute in her botties...I am with her though, I wouldn't leave the house either if it was that cold...brrrrr!

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  18. Beautiful art! And oh, poor Fergie. I remember our short-lived time in MN and our Italian greyhounds thought it was just horrendous. They are tiny, skinny, and practically hairless with no body fat, and MN was not a good fit for them. We basically ended up succumbing to the puppy pads indoors because otherwise it just wasn't happening.

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  19. I like your painting, but I really like the photo on your header. It reminds me of the country where our grandpa lives in Ohio. Actually your dog is pretty cute too.

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  20. Fergie's boots are so cute ~ betcha she was high steppin in them! I never got a chance to comment yesterday but I am so happy you awoke this morning feeling good. I have been taking vitamin D the last couple of winters which have helped me a bit, but I fall into such a deep rut from Jan - April that sometimes I do not think I can climb out of it. I am hoping that blogging and some projects will help get me over that hump this year ~ we will see. xo

    Loved you comments today ~ I adore those little bottle brush trees and have seen some on Esty. I plan to check out our local week-end flea market and I will keep you in mind....

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  21. Becky, Your little Fergie is toooooo cute!! What a girlie!!!

    REALLY liking your snowflake background...very pretty! That green is a fave color of mine.

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  22. HI! Thank you so much for sharing. I completely understand the big D. I had post pardum. It never went away - even though my youngest is 6.

    I will be praying for you. I started blogging about a year ago, as well! It too, brought me out of my sadness and pumped new ideas into my lonely evenings. We moved to AZ from TX and that really set something off in me. I've found you wonderful moms and encouragers.

    So grateful and thankful for you.

    I'll be praying for your struggles.

    Much love,
    Kate

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  23. fergie in her shoes is so stinking funny and cute! I just need some Becky time! like ASAP! What are we going to do about this... have you looked more into portland... :)

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  24. Oh man...Don't show that pup a mirror. THEN you may find a few accidents around the house.

    Warmth and sun will be around the corner one of these days. Hang tight.

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  25. Oh my goodness...your puppy is amazingly sweet. Those booties stay on her??? No snow in our area yet...you can send me some of yours...all I really want is a white SUNNY Christmas. I will send you some of our sun!

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  26. It's been pretty cold here, too. I should buy some boots for mr. puppy here as well. He can hardly walk out there to potty! :)

    Have a good weekend.

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  27. I love that idea of facing a new day - a fresh start... it is so true. I bet it is so cold and cozy where you are. Your little pup looks so funny - hopefully the booties will start to help as she gets used to them!

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  28. Hi Becky!

    Thanks for visiting my blog....it is fun to hear from other Minnesota bloggers! I suffer from the same "D" word when the winter comes...I hibernate, work on stuff INSIDE my home...I wish it was different but I really hate the cold. Would love to meet you in real life some day - we can't be too far from one another! I have enjoyed reading your blog. I hope you have safe travels to Illinois and a happy Christmas with your family!
    Cheers!
    Jill

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  29. Hey Becky! Fergie looks adorable! Just wanted to let you know I shared your blog & your shop today over at my blog! Merry Christmas!

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  30. I don't know what Lissa is doing rambling on about Portland...I thought we had the whole Colorado thing figured out:-) I am not coming to anyone's home that puts shoes on a dog. Take the shoes off and call me!!!

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  31. I love the image of the wee doggy in his cute outfit; he is looking at you like "a freakin' PHOTOGRAPH?? Girl, you better take me to pee and get me right back home by that fire, STAT!".

    I really love your picture; really love it.

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  32. your dog's fashion sense is sooo cute.

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