I don't know that I will be able to spit it all out, or spin it so eloquently that it makes a cohesive tale to tell. But here are some of the places I've been roaming. Or haunting, or stomping.
Yesterday's NAMI support group facilitation training was a smashing
success. Thank you to all you how sent me notes of support and
encouragement. Now the others who are going to be co-facilitating
know what to expect and what to do, and I think they are not quite so
intimidated as they might have been, when it was a big unknown.
Next step is to establish days and times for the group to meet. I
have already arranged for the place, and for free childcare for the
participants that need it, and transportation assistance too.
Then it's a matter of getting the word out, doing a press-release,
calling Mental Health Care Providers who might want to refer their
clients for support group (not as a substitute for counseling, but as a
So, once this last bit is done, and the group is up and running.
I'm pulling back a bit, cuz mania is escalating and I am worn
out. Gonna attend and be a member, but let the cofacilitators go
for it. They'll do fine.
My guy has been in a whirl of activity, getting ready for the second
year of his PhD program. He is taking on new responsibilities and
projects. As well as maintaining his work schedule and attendance
of conferences and seminars.
So, last week, I was with him. I couldn't sleep one night, so I
downloaded some stuff and tweaked his computer. It runs much
faster and cleaner now. Once again, my thanks to Victor and
Andi. Love ya guyses.
I missed three days of meds and have been reminded once again, that
is SO not the good thing to do. I was driving on Sunday, so
delibrately did not take them because some make me less alert than I
need to be to drive. Then Monday, I was so keyed for the day with
NAMI training that I forgot to take the meds with me for the day.
D'oh. And today, I didn't take the day stuff, cuz I need to eat
with the meds. But I will take the night stuff. ahhh,
I need to improve my diet, my eating habits, my schedule of when and
what I eat because of health reasons, but also because of med
issues. My head feels froggee and my body is not liking me too
much at the moment. I get physical withdraw symptoms almost
immediately within missing a dose of certain meds. And my body
and mind is used to the mixture and when I mess with that, it is bad
So, now, I need to rest and recuperate til I get my wits about me and
find myself again. See you soonest. Love me