More Odds & Ends

Here’s a few more random thoughts, if you want them.

I’d forgotten how long my hair really is until my son-in-law colored and straightened it for me last weekend. It’s way down past the bra line, and even though I should probably act my age and cut it short, I’m going to wear it as long as I want for as long as I want. So there.

Life is definitely on an upswing, even if I am a little bored and restless. I get dressed every day now and I’ve even started caring about my fingernails again. I’ve neglected them sadly for the past few months, leaving them ragged and roughened, but now they’re buffed to a shine and sporting a sheer mint green polish. Who knows, maybe I’ll go back to wearing mascara again.

I have noticed that I don’t seem to have much of an appetite lately. I mean, I get hungry and eat whatever is put in front of me, but eating doesn’t excite me. This is usually a sign of budding hypomania, but in the absence of other symptoms I’m not too concerned. I just wish I could lose some weight, but my diet is crap and there’s no way I’ll drop any pounds eating bacon-and-cheese hot dogs and taking Zyprexa. C’est la vie.

And speaking of food, I have decided that dogs are bottomless pits. They are never full. They eat their own food, then they come after ours and wait under the table, praying we’ll drop some. We never have to sweep the kitchen floor because they consume everything including the dust kitties in the corners. Rufus even eats paper towels out of the trash can (and then sicks them up on the carpet because he can’t digest the fibers).

Anyway, that’s some of what’s going on in my little world these days. Thanks for reading!

Published by bpnurse

I'm a retired registered nurse and writer who also happens to be street-rat crazy, if the DSM-IV.....oops, 5---is to be believed. I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder at the age of 55, and am still sorting through the ashes of the flaming garbage pile that my life had become. Here, I'll share the lumps and bumps of a late-life journey toward sanity.... along with some rants, gripes, sour grapes and good old-fashioned whining from time to time. It's not easy being bipolar in a unipolar world; let's figure it out together.

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