Well, although I had a good weekend, visitting friends, having picnics and such; I was immensely relieved when I parked in my own yard last night. Which brings up an interesting point. And it fits nicely with Monday's Mental Illness Information.
While many people with mental illnesses are NOT rainmanesque in their
need for routine and familiar surroundings, most of us do function
better if we do have some amount of routine. This routine can be
highly individualized and often times whatever works for that
particular individual. Very few of us like to have our lives
hemmed into a box that someone else forces upon us, but discovering
what works well for us and then sticking with it makes life a little
more predictable, a little less threatening, and a little more
Many of these things can be said of everyday people, not just those
with mental illnesses. By no means do we corner the market!
So, not only am I happy to be home, with my pups, but I am also glad to
be in my own surroundings, able to adhere to my own routine.