Still learning how to use WordPress, my phone, Adobe, and my laptop.  I think I need a manual or 10.  Maybe when I retire at 70 or so, I can go back to school. (smiling)

Since it was not too cold, I took my iPhone on a walk with Peanut.  Peanut was tethered to me at my waist, so I had both hands free for picture taking and overall balance while walking.  Worked great until a loud car came by that she wanted to chase while I wanted to take a picture.  Focus!

MS and weather extremes do not do well together.  Actually, I don’t think weather extremes do well for anyone.  Last week was a little more challenging, perhaps it is the El- Nino affect influencing our weather system and adding more extreme ranges to the barometric pressure.  I did not have a head migraine, but I think rather a body migraine, if that makes sense. I love the whiteness of the snow as it hangs on the trees, it is so peaceful and quiet.  If I won the lottery I think I would go to Arizona for a good chunk of the winter though.  Somewhere dry and sunny and warm.

MS and depression: I have had depression for a long time.  I have always thought I think of my life as a glass half full, rather than half empty and a good sense of humour.  MS diagnosis was in January of 2011.  Lately though my sense of happiness has been….flat lined a bit and I knew something was going on, but sometimes it is the people around you who also notice and speak up.  I went to the doc and am going to try a different anti-depressant.  I will continue to do all the other important stuff that one should do, ie exercise, fresh air, eat well, blog, play with the puppy., but sometimes the meds need adjustments.  Going to neurologist this week for my MS checkup, and will see what he has to say.  Definitely need to get out my tips for staying in the moment.  I know it is mid January, need more sunshine, and all that stuff, but in the meantime, cranking up the woodstove for some lovely warmth.

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