The visit from the organizer has done a number on my psyche. It's jacked with my zen. Put a damper on my chi. It's been a week, and she left me with what one might call a manageable list. Except it feels like anything but that... I hate lists. Hate them. They don't give me … Continue reading Out With the Old
The holidays have a way of making me turn inward. I find everything about them overstimulating and just...too much. When I look back, I realize they've always had this effect on me, but since becoming a parent, the overstimulating factor is amplified. While some people surge into high gear, I become slower and more methodic. … Continue reading Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings
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I'm flitting from one thing to the next and can't land on one thing in particular. I've been engulfed, smothered, and consumed by a grief that I didn't know was possible. i picked up the phone Saturday around noon and heard my mom's voice, but it still feels like a dream. "Kitty's dead." I want … Continue reading The Ugly
1 — Send the husband and children off to school and work. This is crucial. I can not stress enough the importance of not having to attend to little people and/or big ones. They must go. 2 — Eat something for breakfast. Put something in your system. This morning I had a Clifbar, an apple … Continue reading How to Get Out of a Funk — A Few Tips from a Serious Attempter
So, quickly.......I got some super-nice comments, emails, etc., from people sharing their stories of depression and anxiety, and I just have to say that hearing from you guys restores my faith in humanity. Thank you!I have not managed to get to the doctor, yet. I called to make an appointment and learned that my favorite … Continue reading Running; Anxiety Update; Neck, Shoulders, and Back Issues
The kids and I got in Sunday from a TEN day vacation. It was all kinds of fabulous.We began last weekend camping with Gil and six other couples in the mountains. Then the boys and I stayed with our friends, Ani, Zip, and their girls for the week. They welcomed us into their home that … Continue reading Back to Life; Back to Reality
I miss my grandmother. Today I miss her little silver box. Sad but true. My own grandmother occasionally medicated anyone in the family who dared get a little "worked-up."She always kept what I now know as Xanax in a small metal container in her purse. No one ever would have guessed that the red-headed preacher's … Continue reading Granny Always Had the Best Drugs
Once again I'm writing about my marriage. Things with Gil are not good. It seems I always come back to this. I've tried in every way that I know how, but I get discouraged when I look at him and know he has little ownership in our problems. He's made it clear over and over … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Yesterday I shared some of my ongoing saga with my mother. You can read the backstory here. Today is proving to be a hectic day, so I don't know if I'll have time to write a proper post. I did leave you hanging with my last post so I'll go ahead and post the email … Continue reading The Email Part 2