Well, it's good to see how many new 'faces' we've picked up! Welcome all!
It isn't Spring that depresses me, but the change of seasons knocks me about. (janebug, I keep imaging that little MDC fairy sprinklng me with dust. It really does help. I tried to imagine she sprinkled dust about today and it magicalaly cleaned the house.....it didn't work. *sigh*
So, I have a diaganosis of 'possible MS'. I'm in no rush to have it confirmed, as I want to avoid teh meds for as long as possible. SO far it's been 10 years and I'm doing pretty well physically. (you'd never know, but I do) But I get really tired during the change of seasons. Exhausted. And the fact that I'm feeling UN-energentic during my favorite time of year to DO stuff, just depresses me. Vicious cycle.
Anyway, I'm feeling better now. Concentrating on the good stuff. I so agree with Ruthla's explanation of not being able to enjoy curling up in a warm little hole when it's 60 and sunny.
Meds? If you need 'em, take 'em. THink, are they working for you? Would you feel guilty if taking tylenol made your headache better? OF course not! You need help, it's available, and you do the best you can.
Lousli, I'd try therapy first. I've had incredible results, even with less than great counselors. Sometimes just talking about it outloud, to someone who won't judge, makes all the difference.
MamaHippo, I grieved for my dad a few times. And then he surprised us by puling through. I felt like I wasted a lot of time feeling bad. I should have been challenging him to a cribbage game or something, instead. When he did die (I'm 47, dad would be 94 by now!) my pre-grieving didn't prepare me for any of the real pain.
Boomingranny! Holy cow, girl, why do you think you're off the 'sexy radar' at 44
? Are you nuts?
In my family you could just be getting started. Mum met dad and married him whenshe was 35, had me at 36, sis at 39, and then adopted 4 more! Oh, uh, dad was 11 years older. He was 59 when my youngest sis was born, though we didn't meet her til she was 5, so he was 64. I know that's child-rearing and not sex, but....
The rest of the family (not me) frequently divorces or leaves their current lover for a new one. Sis, is 44. Her BF is 31. (He is STUPID, an alcoholic, and is always in trouble with the cops, but he IS hot.
There's a thread in TAO about meeting guys, I think it's called "husband shopping'. I thought there were some great ideas about places to meet like-minded men. Habitat for Humanity volunteer is the one that stands out. I went to a gun club a few times for turkey shoots. (No turkeys ever get shot, you shoot at targets and win frozen turkeys.) TONS of guys, with NO clue how to meet a woman. They fell all over me. They couldnt' ALL have been defective!
(I had a bf at the time)
anywya, that's my advice if you're lookin' for love.
Honestly, I can't HAVE an erotic dream! I recently had a dream where I walked up a flight of sstairs, and there wqas a naked man in a room, I could just see a bit of his back, and I walked AWAY! I kept trying to go back to sleep and go IN the bedroom, but alas.