Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Red Queen

The Red Queen from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is quite known for exclaiming “Off with their head(s)!”  She had quite the temper, took it out on everyone and everything around her. Today, I feel like the Red Queen.  I want to walk through the office building yelling “Off with your head!” to each and every… Continue reading The Red Queen

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Sit with me

  This week has been a long week.  A Santa’s length scroll of doctor appointments in addition to work and home life.  Most days I am up before the sun and use this time to craft which makes for a long day.  While crafting, I am sewing cloth masks for those that are in need… Continue reading Sit with me

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Bumpy Landings

I have embarked on a number of trips via airplane.  For me, there is a considerable amount of stress that is part of the travel process.  The confined space on the plane, the people sitting so close, and the fear if they will they have enough coffee?  These are all things I worry over. Some… Continue reading Bumpy Landings

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Shedding Tears

Have you had the days when you just cannot keep tears from streaming down your face?  The harder you try, the more tears end up running away from your eyes as if they are being chased by a big, giant, ugly monster with bad breath. I am having that kind of a week (and it… Continue reading Shedding Tears

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Giving Yourself Credit

  There are times when we need to stop and give ourselves credit.  Let me rephrase that, there are times that I need to stop and give myself credit. I am going to say it, I am doing a hell of an excellent job, as are you. Often, I find that I set unrealistic expectations… Continue reading Giving Yourself Credit

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A Phone Call Away

Today is a day when I needed my mama.  I texted and asked when she was free, if she could call me.  I waited.  I tried to stay busy, but I was anxious and holding back the tears.  I really wanted to hear her voice, but I knew that she was otherwise preoccupied. It seemed… Continue reading A Phone Call Away

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Sewing (and life) 101

I have been sewing (on and off) for years, like 20.  I have been a very import pin holder and finder for much longer 😊 I fondly recall being young and helping my mom make medieval cone shaped princess hats.  I took such pride in my crocked stitching and slightly ripped fabric.  I did my… Continue reading Sewing (and life) 101

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When the sun goes down

There are many creatures that surface when the sun falls behind the trees and stops illuminating the sky with its warmth and majesty. At this time, there are vampires, werewolves, and zombies to name a few (the only few that I know), that come out of their hidey holes.  Thinking about it, Werewolves, do they… Continue reading When the sun goes down

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Anniversary Playlist

Another off-topic topic for today: Playlists   Music, as defined as, vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion is a big part of my life. Or shall I say that as the years have passed, I have been able to… Continue reading Anniversary Playlist

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Day 23: Irritability

There are tears today, tears of frustration. I am struggling to type; it feels like there is a fight between my fingers and the keyboard keys.  So many typos. Typing the wrong letters in incorrect order in a dyslexic manner.  As I consider myself to be an educated and gifted person, this is a huge… Continue reading Day 23: Irritability