Had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends.  It was a great time.  Kids are at Grandma's house and husband is still asleep.  I've had the morning to wrap Christmas presents and taking some time to think about my New Year's Resolution.  Besides the same old, lose 10 pounds resolution I make every year, I've been having much more creative thoughts about this particular subject.  Because I am first a wife, mother and then an assistant on a part time job, it's hard to find time for me.  Don't get be wrong, I'm not a slave and I do get pockets of time to myself (like today) but those moments are far and in between in my day-to-day life.  So today my New Year's resolution will be to take a few hours for myself once a week.  Going to a coffee shop with a good book, dinner with friends, dinner with my best friend (my husband), getting my nails done, get a relaxing facial, regardless of what it is that I choose to do, I'm going to do it for me!  I'm hoping that this new mission of mine will help me to combat my demons of depression.  I encourage others out there who seem to spend more time making others happy to continue whole-heartedly, but to take some time out for you.  Do something that will lift your spirits, bring a smile to your face and make you come alive!8:51 pm Doesn't take the depression monster too long before it starts attacking me.  You know that old expression "you can pick and choose your friends, but not your family"  how true that old expression is.  Of course, the ones you love the most are the ones who hurt you the most.  I have a sister who can smile, hug and truly ACT like she's your friend forever, then suddenly when your caught off guard, you can feel the knife being thrust in your back.  Not only does she stab you, but she'll smile and kiss you while slowly turning the knife deeper in your flesh.  I'm trying not to let you get me down, but it's been difficult to stay positive.