Thursday, June 14, 2018

Day 3158 - The Lovin Life Linky - Winter Yellow Edition

Do you get the Winter Blues?


It's no secret I start to head dangerously close to "the line" come winter time.   It takes a fair bit of energy to keep my head held high and a bounce in my step.

You can read about my winter blues here in a very open post I wrote back in 2015 about my "depressive tendencies".  Many commenters could relate.



Anyway, today I am not wanting to focus on the winter blues.  While I'm starting to slide south, I am more than ever digging deep to find what it is I'm lovin' about life. I call it the winter yellows! It's about finding the sunshine - because it's up there - you've just got to rise above the clouds to see it.



So my Winter Yellows today are:

(1) Looking at all the great pics from the Winter Warmer 80th birthday party we threw the hubby's dad last weekend.

The photo booth wall I created - say "hi" to our mate Frosty

(2)  Watching my daughter's relief as she finishes her Diploma of Business at Canberra Institute of Technology in readiness to apply for University of Canberra mid-year entry.

(3) Seeing my son rise above the learning challenges and digging deep to get his assignments finished and study for his end of term/semester tests.

(4) Making coffee dates with friends - even if they are weeks away.  It gives me something to look forward to.

(5)  Watching my clients get so much out of my work with them.

(6)  Having my husband volunteer to walk around the lake with me from time to time because I know he's not much into walking.

(7)  Watching as my team of kids work at putting out the next issue of Cheer Kids Magazine and their excitement over the new iTunes app we're creating for better readability.

(8) Watching my nephew develop the aforementioned app and the way he's leading the team to beta test it over the next few days

(9)  Finding a new masseuse who is able to sooth my aching body

(10) Climbing into bed each night with my heat pack and the snuggly doona to watch mindless TV to fall asleep to.

(11) Spotting my author interview over at the Aussie Cheer Channel

(12) Eating sticky date pudding.



Anyone else fighting off the winter blues?

Do you have a lovin' life list of winter yellows?

How good is sticky date pudding?

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The Lovin' Life Linky is brought to you by Team Lovin' Life: Deep Fried Fruit, DebbishWrite of the MiddleAnd Anyways50 Shades of Age and Lifestyle Fifty  







37 comments :

  1. Looks like you've found great winter yellows. In the winter, I keep moving and definitely go outside on sunny days even when it's cold.

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    1. Time outside is important - especially on blue sky days.

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  2. I missed your post about the seasonal affective disorder. I hope it's mild this year, and it sounds like you're on a good course to help it with those planned coffee dates!

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    1. I need to move north. The winters in Canberra can feel very long when you struggle with the cold.

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  3. That is a great way to look at Winter, Leanne. I love the idea of Winter Yellows and even the name makes you feel more upbeat. Hope Winter isn't too cold for you (as she writes from Brisbane where Winter really hasn't started yet :) )
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  4. I love Winter but I'm currently feeling sorry for myself because I'm sick. I agree that coffee dates with friends are the best :)

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  5. It's amazing how the change of season can affect us so much, Leanne!! Maybe you need two residences?? One here in your winter and then you can have summer all year long!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I DO need 2 residences. My bestie is in PA so perhaps I'll buy a little cottage in PA and travel. Do I leave the kids and hubby behind or take them with me?

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  6. I agree that winter blues is a 'thing'. I look forward to winter in the heat of the summer but there comes a time when enoughs enough! I'm glad that the winter in WA isn't too long - not like in Devon where I come from where it can last about 6 months. Love the idea of Winter Yellows - very upbeat!

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  7. I am a spring sort of girl, but there is so much to like about winter too. Hot soup, sticky date, and snuggling up in a rug in front of the fire. Looks like you have lots to be happy about. I think I need to dig out some brights to wear today. Have a great week and thanks again for the link up.

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    1. I like the idea of winter with all the hot food and snuggling ... and I make the most of it when I'm in it ... but my body just doesn't love winter as much as my mind tells it to.

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  8. I've always struggled with winter and this year will be harder as we normally plan a holiday in Bali in September to break up the cold, miserable weather. This year my eldest is doing year 12 so we are staying home.. NOOOOO

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  9. Well your Winter blues sound like they're closer to pink and shiny to me Leanne! Glad all's going well and that Photobooth backdrop is really cute.

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    1. I loved making that backdrop. Glad it worked out so well. I even hard soft box photo lights out front to take better pics. So much fun

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  10. Such a great list of positive winter yellow goals and achievements plus treats like sticky date pudding, Leanne! They'll definitely banish the winter blues in no time.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Sarah Lee must making a killing over winter. She makes good Sticky Date. So does Aldi! I wonder if it's actually the same one.

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  11. I love all your winter yellows! I don't get winter blues because I LOVE winter but then again, Brisbane winter's are gorgeous sunny days and just a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings. Perfect! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. LOL. Brisbane doesn't have "winter" - I think it just has a cooler eternal summer. Or a summer-winter. Swinter!

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  12. Good on you for challenging those Winter blues. It can be very hard of course, because every reminder of Winter and what it means for you can trigger memories. You are doing all you can to stave off the blues. I like Winter as long as there is some sunshine around on most days. I am actually enjoying wearing winter clothes for the first time as it's been a few years since I had anything new and I am around 3 sizes smaller now. You sure do appear to be kicking lots of goals (yes, soccer and world cup connection for you and your son!) so onward! Denyse x

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    1. Have fun shopping for winter clothes! I do LOVE winter clothes. Jeans, jackets and boots are my fave

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  13. Love it! I'm getting outside at every possible opportunity - but winters in Queensland are very different to winters in Canberra lol

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    1. They sure are! LOL. I think we might be aiming for a top of 7 degrees today. Don't even want to know what the overnight low is.

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  14. Well we're not exactly experiencing too much winter just yet here on the Gold Coast, but I have had a touch of the "winter blues" regardless. It's living in limbo with our house on the market and the not being able to plan a weekend getaway (or any holiday for that matter). We do have a cruise planned for early December but that's months away!

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  15. I love your term 'winter yellows', and although on this side of the world it is summer time, I understand what you mean about those cold, gray winter days. We always have so much to be grateful for and happy about, and making a list like this can help keep us smiling.

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  16. Ah, this is what the lovin life linky is about Leanne.

    I was feeling a bit down before reading this - worrying about my contract finishing in 3-4mths and how I'll cope. When I should start looking for a new job. What I should do. What I want to do. And so forth.

    But... on a happier note there's stuff I can certainly look forward to as well. xx

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    1. Glad my winter yellows could give you a dash of yellow as well!

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  17. We've had long spells of rain, wind and even hail but warm meals, spending time indoors with family, sunny days and the camellias in my garden are some of my winter yellows. Nice pics.

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    1. Camellias! That's lovely. Definitely a winter yellow.

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