Asking For a Friend…

Has anyone ever noticed that the longer they remain stable, the less serious their illness seems to be? It’s weird. I know I went through a lot in the early years of my bipolar diagnosis, but it all seems like it happened to someone else. I didn’t start this blog till 2013, but I haveContinue reading “Asking For a Friend…”

It’s The Little Things That Count

Once again, I am reminded that the little things matter: as I was seated upon the porcelain throne last night, I was literally thanking God for whoever invented Milk of Magnesia. For some reason, as I’ve aged I have developed a propensity for the occasional bout of, shall we say, irregularity; and let me tellContinue reading “It’s The Little Things That Count”

The Merry Widow

It almost seems disloyal to title a post this way, but I think Will would understand: I’m really enjoying life these days. Part of it is anticipating the trip that’s coming up in nine days, 22 hours and 48 minutes (but who’s counting, right?); I’ve also been bitten by the Christmas bug. The holiday itselfContinue reading “The Merry Widow”

An Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may still be three weeks away, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I have to be grateful for. Life hasn’t always been awesome to me, especially not in the past five years or so; still, I have been blessed with many good things. Here are some of them. First andContinue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude”

Gratitude Journal: The Bipolar Edition

Well, this post is a little late for Thanksgiving, but I’m nonetheless thankful for a number of things (and people) I tend to take for granted the rest of the year. Here are a few of them: I’m thankful for stability, which in all the time I’ve been actively battling bipolar disorder, I never thought I’d find.Continue reading “Gratitude Journal: The Bipolar Edition”

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Well, the Garage Sale of the Decade is over and we are getting back to baseline (whatever that is), except for the need to box up our leftovers and schlep ’em to Goodwill. While we didn’t do anywhere near as well on Sunday as we did Saturday, the sale was still worth doing, and we have no regrets.Continue reading “What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been”

I’ve Gone Global!

One of the cool things about being the author of a blog is learning that YOUR work is being seen all over the world. Lately, my readership in countries other than the U.S. and Canada has picked up a lot, and it amazes me that folks in places like India, Romania, Ecuador, and Spain are seeingContinue reading “I’ve Gone Global!”

I Can’t Drive 55

……but I’m gonna rock it, that’s for sure! It certainly started out happily enough. Will took me to Macy’s after Mass and bought me a bottle of my favorite perfume—my one indulgence in the cosmetics department. This stuff is wildly expensive compared with my usual Bath and Body Works scents, but it smells heavenly and stays onContinue reading “I Can’t Drive 55”

We Gather Together

……to look back at the year and remember what we’re thankful for. Every year at Thanksgiving time, it’s been a personal tradition for me to dust off my “attitude of gratitude” and reflect on my blessings. This year, it would seem that I haven’t had much to give thanks for. Last year I thought I’d seenContinue reading “We Gather Together”