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… In an All-Amphibian Band!

Article posted on Monday, July, 13th, 2009 at 4:57 am

AnnabelleAnnabelle went to her first Major League Baseball game today. It was a whirlwind of purple cotton candy, popcorn, free hot dogs (it was free ‘dog day for kids today), a little bit of baseball, the 7th inning stretch to “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (!), and, of course, humidity and heat. (The latter has been merciless this summer.) We were there for three or four innings only, as she got restless and tired and needed her nap. Overall, it was fun.

I’ve decided we need to be the People Who Do Things. I struggle with depression, but I think it’s better to struggle with it while being out doing something. I always hesitate to mention depression here because people inevitably ask, “Why are you depressed?”

Anyone who has ever experienced real depression knows it doesn’t work that way. It’s not some outside issue — like I hate my job or whatever. It’s very similar to humidity, it just surrounds you and suffocates you. You don’t want to feel that way, but you do.

The hardest thing about depression is that even when you want to be the Person Who Does Things, depression is conspiring against you. It wants you not to do things. That’s the hardest part for me. But anyway …

I often think everyone is given some issue or issues that they have to battle throughout their lives. I think this is one of mine, unfortunately. BUT, that’s not the point of this post — or it wasn’t intended to be.

Baseball! We had fun. It’s a long way to drive for just a few innings, but it was good to be out and doing things.


Anna spent some time with her cousins — J- and C- — this weekend. She really has fun with other kids. I think it is time for me to look into a program like Mother’s Day Out (how antiquated is that title anyway?). She needs to be around other kids and I need to meet other moms (or, let’s say, parents).

OK. That’s about it.

Oh yes, Annabelle’s two favorite songs of the week: “Caribbean Amphibian” by Jimmy Buffet and Kermit the Frog; and, as reported last week, “Flawless” by George Michael (!).

She really likes the chill songs — artists like the Beach Boys (see Sloop John B.) and, yes, Jimmy Buffet. She also loves dance music! It’s pretty amazing to see her personal tastes in music emerging. As an aside, I love this song, “Fire Burning on the Dancefloor.” It makes me (kind of) miss the dance club days! ;-)

DJ Annabelle’s Video Pick of the Week

There are new pictures in the album.

Have a great week.

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