Geo, man that blows. Glad all of you are ok.
A friend of mine just called me -- she is quite depressed and sounds more on the verge than I have heard her before. She and her DH and 2 kids moved to Austria this summer. She is Austrian, he is not, but hasn't lived there in like 12 years or so. Her DH travels a lot for work, leaving her to tend kids alone for 1-2 weeks at a time, every month. She most definitely is the primary one for her kids. I was thinking of sending her a care package of sorts and wondering what to send. Any of you have any ideas? I am trying to think of what might make me smile when depressed. You know, when you don't feel like doing anything? I thought of a book (not sure what?) (would the Eat, Pray, Love, or whatever it is called be appropriate?), maybe a journal, CD, etc. I feel so bad for her, as I think that she feels really alone and her DH is totally not helping with that, not just by being away. She has started seeing a therapist and will ask for meds tomorrow, as well as doing some exercise.
I have been reading along, just don't have much to contribute, since I, umm, haven't changed my ways, nor started running again.
: Have managed some swimming and biking, which is enough to show me that running is really going to do me in. But I will, ladies, I really will. Hold me to it.
One note on leaving windows open at night. It actually makes me feel safer living in the city, as we have very impenetrable bars on all the windows and doors on our first two floors. We have actually gone out of town with our windows open. Something to consider if anyone needs to replace windows -- my parents (who don't live in the city) have the type of windows that open out on the bottom, but not the top. Seems to me that those might be more preventative in keeping people out? Course, there is always a security system.