Is That All There Is?

It’s late September and it’s looking like my usual fall festivities have been cancelled this year. I often get a little manic in the early autumn, and there is no sign of it whatsoever. Neither is there any hint of the depression that landed me in the hospital on Halloween last year, for which I am eternally grateful.Continue reading “Is That All There Is?”

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”

Landing On My Feet

As discouraged as I am about my job these days, I realized something yesterday as I was trying to find my way back home after getting lost in Fungus Corners, Oregon for the third time this week: I have once again achieved a relative state of normality. This is no small feat in the face of circumstances that wouldContinue reading “Landing On My Feet”

Better Living Through Chemistry, Part 2

Ahhh……48 hours on Zyprexa, and I feel like a new woman. Today was the best day I’ve had in weeks. I slept well again, wasn’t nearly as bombed-out as I was yesterday morning, had no trouble staying awake at work—even doing nothing but bookwork—and drove home without screaming profanities at other drivers. I’m calm andContinue reading “Better Living Through Chemistry, Part 2”

I’m Baaaaack!

I hate Windows updates. As it turns out, the last series was what fouled my computer to the point where it didn’t recognize the router at all. I tried several different (expensive) devices to try to reconnect, but it just wasn’t having it. You’ve gotta love it when your troubleshooter keeps directing you to try different websitesContinue reading “I’m Baaaaack!”

I Think It’s Over…..

… hypomanic episode, that is. Thank God. I noticed that I was starting to settle down last night, and now having gone to bed at a decent hour (2 AM as opposed to pulling those all-nighters) and slept well, I feel almost normal again. I have something important coming up on Monday, and I was getting really nervous that I wouldn’t be able toContinue reading “I Think It’s Over…..”

The Calm Before the Storm

This is essentially a post about nothing…….blessed, wonderful nothing. There’s really not much going on today. I’ve got to leave for work in about an hour, and several of the kids plus families will be here later today; but otherwise, we’re carrying on about our lives pretty much as we always have, with little thoughtContinue reading “The Calm Before the Storm”

Small Favors

Today has been another good day…..thank God for small favors! Will and I were out and about today, picked up my sister for a visit, and even ate at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Amazing how we used to take these normal, enjoyable activities for granted……..before the words pancreatic cancer became part of our lives only one short weekContinue reading “Small Favors”