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Holy dumdums, I am terrible about remembering that I have this account. Hi, Google+ buddies!

I started a blog a few months ago where I've been writing all kinds of different posts. Most of my stories are about incredibly embarrassing things I do to myself, some are sort of a walk down memory lane, and occasionally they're posts I think may help others based on my own experiences.

Today, I wrote a post about what it's like live with a family member with depression. Although I know my mom had depression that wasn't treated, and my own kids have depression which they are currently getting treatment for, this post is about seeing the signs and symptoms in my husband and what was done to help him.

Forgive me if I forget to post more often here but I'll do my best to remember. In the meantime, here's the link to my blog post from today. http://www.annewheaton.com/author/anne/
I hope you enjoy it and if you feel like it, there's other stories going back a couple of months that you may like.

Thank you!
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How do deal with depression, when family members are negative & difficult to live or deal with! 
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Psh. Lavender. Those cards are totally pink.
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We call them pink here too!
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I love this so much I am totally getting a print to frame and hang in our house.
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romance..
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Last month on JCCC3, people kept talking about doing something outside their comfort zone. By the end of the week, I decided to do the same thing. I know. Scary.

My biggest fear is being on stage. Even at my own wedding, I was terrified to walk down the aisle, not for the commitment but because all eyes would be on me. I was SO afraid to do an episode of TableTop out of fear of doing something embarrassing on camera and if you saw that episode, you know how that turned out. Last summer at SDCC Wootstock, I took another tiny step facing that fear by doing a VandalEyes presentation with my friend, Bonnie Burton. I was so scared but having her next to me got me through it. So, I decided to take another tiny step out of the comfort zone and sang karaoke in front of a PACKED room on the cruise (with help from my friends, Sharon and Kathleen. Baby steps.) Again, I was terrified, but it was really fun. It was also caught on video. http://youtu.be/cYrgTyWxxLU

I talked about all of this on Twitter and tons of people told me about their own fears of stepping outside their comfort zone. Many of them said they were going to take those steps themselves because of this which I think is awesome. One person, a man named Paul, really liked my post and asked if he could mail me a gift he assured me I would REALLY like. I agreed and yesterday, I opened the mail and found a letter from Paul along with two pictures.

Turns out Paul is very good friends with Jim Peterik, the keyboardist and one of the vocalists in SURVIVOR. Paul explained my karaoke fear and my choice to sing EYE OF THE TIGER and he said "COOOOOL!" and signed a picture for me. cue Anne's jaw hitting the floor

I'm really glad I'm taking steps outside my comfort zone. Maybe next time, I'll be ready to take that step on my own. Of course, they'll still be tiny steps.

 
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Also, if I may slightly hijack this post for a moment: +Anne Wheaton You should post more here about what's going on in your life.  You have the gift of telling awesome stories and sharing moving experiences as well as Wil does (far as I can tell by his first two books and blog anyways), and I'm know we peoples love your stories just as much.  They're different and unique and tell us things that Wil's don't.  Kinda giving us one whole "Wheatons: The Experience" as it were lol.  Hopefully you'll keep talking to us Google+ fans and start sharing more.  I'm as hooked on your stories as I am on Wil's, and it's not just any couple that can proudly say they have a bibliophile following both of them.
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How ABOUT that bruise!
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cum ai reusit sa le faci?
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But would you LIKE it to be?
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About a month ago, I was at the Pasadena Humane Society and saw a beautiful tan and white, six month old female pit mix. Her personality and disposition reminded me so much of Marlowe (who has become an awesome addition to the family) so I was hopeful she would find her forever home soon. Two weeks ago, she was adopted!

Yesterday, I was visiting PHS and was out in the dog kennel area when that sweet pup was returned by the owner who said she was "too hyper." A six month old puppy, who had been living on the streets when she was brought to the shelter and had no consistent training, was "too hyper."

When we first got Marlowe, she was only 4 months old and had clearly been living those 4 months on the streets. She was thin, dirty, sick, ridiculously hyper, and the sweetest, most affectionate little puppy we'd ever seen (we were at PHS when she was brought in by someone who had found her running around a local park.) As dog owners, we already knew it would take a lot of work for her to be a good member of the Wheaton household. Patience, consistency, and training was going to be tough, but we knew it needed to be done for her sake and ours. She is 18 months old now and such a sweet girl, I couldn't imagine life without her.

Being a pet owner takes work. If you're considering adopting a pet for your family as a gift this holiday, make sure everyone in your household is on board with this idea ahead of time. Go to a shelter together, make the decision together, spend some time with the pet, ask shelter staff about personality traits and potential issues, and commit to the care and training of the pet together.

 A pet isn't going to become the perfect addition to the family overnight. It's going to take time for you both to get used to the new living situation, and training doesn't get perfected right away. But over time, your new family member will become one of the best part of your lives. 
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I've been working on a little secret project for months and finally get to talk about it! I'm so proud of what I created and am so grateful for everyone that participated in it. Here's a video that explains it all. 

The 2014 Celebrity Pet Adoption Calendar from Anne and Wil Wheaton

If you'd like to support us, you can go here!

http://pasadenahumane.org/goto/teamwheaton

Go us!
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+Anne Wheaton that's excellent! I'm glad to hear it was/is such a huge success! I hope you and your family and friends continue to do this sort of thing in the future :)
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I keep forgetting I have the Google+. My secret is out. I am terrible with the technology. 
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Every time I'm reminded why I dislike Facebook, I come back here. 
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One week later...
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Now if you get the sudden urge to watch Micheal J Fox movies and play obscenely awesome games of basketball, go to the doctor.
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