Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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Running – For Me

My last “official” race of 2017 was the Valley Harvest 5k. It was a warm day.  I had a head cold.  I managed 30 minutes and I was happy 😃 I chose Valley Harvest because of the beautiful scenery in Wolfville.....and the blanket. Taking all expectation off of myself has given me back some of …

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Where Things Sit

As I sit here and type this post, it is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. We had a great turkey feast yesterday, after a very early morning traveling so I could run a 5k at the 25th Anniversary of the Valley Harvest Marathon. I have a lingering head cold, and was thankful I felt well enough …

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Scotland Adventure Part 1: The Arrival and First Full Day

Scotland. Home of my mother's ancestors. Rich in history and culture. Our home for two weeks. We arrived in Scotland early in the morning July 4th.  When we got off the plane in Glasgow it was raining.  Hard.  Once we were off the plane we had to get our bearings and hop the shuttle into …

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It’s My “Anniversary”!!! Sort of……

  So here we are. June. My mental illness and I have our official 6th year anniversary together. I choose to remember my descent down the rabbit hole for many reasons.  One being:  I have learned so much.  Knowing (finally) what/why/how my brain works has been monumental in so many ways. I know when I …

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