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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When Anxiety Comes Knocking….

You Put On Your Best FaceOkay, maybe not THIS face, lol.Because we, the mentally ill, it's what we do.  Until we can't.Last week was bad for me.My anxiety was bad.  It started on Monday.I woke up with it, like the bottom fell out of my stomach.  There was no reason for it.  It's just how …

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The Post Where We Catch Up!

Because I've Been Busy...Busy at my 9-5ing. Busy with family stuff. Busy helping TeenThing start her road to running :)Mom and TeenThing on her 2nd run!These feet were made for runnin'!Busy figuring everything out.I am on vacation this week and have spent the first part of this week keeping myself busy with appointments and crocheting (my …

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Why is my FitBit on my Dresser??

Yes. On my Dresser.   Those who saw my personal account post on Facebook know where I am going with this.   My FitBit was a Christmas Gift.  I was super excited!!! Finally, I had a fitness tracker.   The joy of watching my steps per day - awesome. I would be so happy when …

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This Year I Give Myself Permission….

To Write About It All....The good stuff, the frustrating stuff, the goofy stuff, you get it ;)Everything.It's a big part of why I started this blog after all.Pic from http://www.snoopy.comAnd So....It may seem trivial....but I am back to chewing the skin off around my fingernails.Gross right?Damn straight it is.  But this is how my nervous …

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Something Serious…

I've talked about it before.This whole issue surrounding mental illness and it's stigma.I told my story in a previous post (the short and sweet version) but still I hear of so may of those suffering and who are pushed aside.These aren't celebrities.  These are your everyday people.  Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, lawyers, doctors, police officers, …

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