I will try really really hard to get back into the daily posting habit. But I'm much better at posting when I am in the middle somewhere. And I am not so much in the middle right now. Lithium is not a wonder-drug. I am still having trouble getting to sleep before midnight - although I am tired at least. I get sucked in by the garden. BIG time. I will try to take pictures of it when the weather improves.
(I think the reason that forecasts are so uncertain is that they are told to us by the whether-man)
I have been very irritated by very minor things. I wanted to kick a child (not mine) in the head the other day because he was making noise during a concert. And I almost always want to shout at the neighborhood children (mine included) and tell them to stop behaving like juveniles. PUT THE STICKS DOWN!
Grateful Crap: don't seem to be having any severe side-effects to taking the lithium. At this point I don't know what kind of effect it might have had. I will ask Spouse before I go see the behavioral psych nurse practitioner on Friday. And I will look at my sparsely posted writing.
This week: started tracking food and exercise. Particularly because weight and water retention can be an issue with lithium. Partly because I am feeling ready and able to tackle the healthy eating piece. Which I guess is a big frickin' deal.
Quaker, teacher, parent,