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Old 12-17-2015, 08:09 AM
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Good morning folks. Gray day here with rain expected later.

Need ot check out the Google Doodle. Saw it, but have not yet clicked.

V, my egg salad is simple. Just eggs, mayo, maybe a dab of Dijon mustard, and a dash of salt and fresh grated black pepper.

Finishing up some Christmas shopping for hubby and daughter. I think i have too much for the boy, but he has a bday 2 weeks later, so I just set some aside if I over-purchased.

Hoping my mixer bowl and parts come today, so I can get going on baking.

Laundry going, tidying to do, but I need to get in the shower too. Kids get home early today.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:09 PM
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Love and good morning. ♥

Eight hours of massive noise and over 100 yesterday.
I had a terrible headache for hours.
Not feeling wonderful this morning.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:23 PM
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Hope today is better for you V

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Old 12-17-2015, 02:36 PM
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Love and good morning. ♥

Eight hours of massive noise and over 100 yesterday.
I had a terrible headache for hours.
Not feeling wonderful this morning.
Hugs, venuscat, and blessed silence.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:41 PM
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Hope you feel better, V.
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Wow what a long day. But very productive so all good. And hey, a short work week coming up!

Interesting random cravings this evening, but I'm exhausted so not too surprising I guess. I remind myself how much less often it happens though. I think a hot shower and early bedtime will be just about right.

On to Friday...

Hope you're getting some quiet V and that the week is rounding out nicely for all of my gang here.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:46 PM
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Wow what a long day. But very productive so all good. And hey, a short work week coming up!

Interesting random cravings this evening, but I'm exhausted so not too surprising I guess. I remind myself how much less often it happens though. I think a hot shower and early bedtime will be just about right.

On to Friday...

Hope you're getting some quiet V and that the week is rounding out nicely for all of my gang here.

to Friday and beyond . . .
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:31 PM
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Oh boy Mark. A craving, eh? Well looks like you know just what to do. 8)

Sorry your not feeling well V. Hope today's a better day. Hey, sometimes a day starts out having you feel one way and ends feeling another. Mostly for the best I hope. At least in 90-95 percent of my cases that is.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:33 PM
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So how's things in Arbor world?
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:41 PM
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Doing well Mark! Despite all the challenges life has been throwing at me I've been able to maintain a positive attitude. A huge plus for me. I'm no longer a glass half empty kinda guy now. No doubt it's sobriety, but I'm also in really good shape right now. Prolly the best in years. That alone is literally enough to make you feel light on your toes. 8)
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:44 PM
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Mark and Arbor, you guys rock
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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Yep, Arbor you gotta be on your game with that young flock of yours!

And thanks Leigh......you rock yourself!

Busy schedule again for me tomorrow, so I'm gonna wind down and maybe research some nice hiking locations.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:03 PM
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Hi guys, busy here with parties and potlucks all week. Santa party at work tomorrow. One of the attorneys dresses up as Santa and everyone brings their kids. It's very cool. I'm bringing the cookies and stuff for the kids to decorate them, frosting and candy and stuff. My daughter is excited about it.

I talked with my therapist today and we finally laid out a defined treatment plan that I feel comfortable with. I feel bad because I was pretty hard on him because for a long time I felt like he just wasn't hearing me or understanding what I can realistically manage right now, but I think we've come to an agreement. I just want to get back to where I'm stable again and then work hard to learn how to stay that way. It's clear to me now that I didn't put enough work into learning early intervention strategies. I saw warning signs, but I didn't really understand them and didn't take them seriously. Managing this kind of illness really is different sober. It's hard, and I can't hide in a bottle anymore, I really have to be proactive, and I am just starting to understand how to do that. I have to take this more seriously than I did these past few months. I am reminded that bipolar has a 20% mortality rate, and eating disorders are even higher. I really play with fire when I don't work hard to manage it and advocate for myself. It sucks tremendously, but this is my life. Hopefully I'll get to keep it.

I feel hopeful now, and grateful to have a solid plan.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:14 PM
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I am just so incredibly proud of you love.
Proactive indeed. I think you're amazing ~ the epitome of perseverance.
And I believe that you will work though all of this, and find the happiness you deserve. ♥
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Thank you V, much love to you
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:18 PM
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I feel more hopeful for you too Briar - good stuff

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Oh it's nice to see that a plan has come together Briar. Gives a positive place for the mind to rest....someplace to apply that determined effort of yours.

Christmas party at school for little one today as well, she's delighted as they're not required to wear the school uniform. And a half day of school for both the girls as they settle into Christmas break.

I'm ready to tackle today's work schedule and then do a cannonball into weekend mode! First on the agenda however is a cup of coffee.

Wishing each of you the best day.
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Good morning Mark. ♥

Really tough night for me ~ some very painful personal stuff came up.
Kind of crushing actually.
So I have a choice. Fall into a million pieces, or take a deep breath and believe I can get through this.
Trying to avoid the first option, so I'm taking a lot of deep breaths, drinking some water and heading for bed.
I could use any good thoughts you have to spare.
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My immediate thought was 'I'm glad she knows what to do'. And of course you'll not fall to pieces. Since it's bedtime for you, is there something that you could do to comfort your thoughts as you wind down?

This week I have been more proactive on stopping/altering/deflecting the negative thought patterns that often fill my cranium. I've observed that you, Arbor and others seem to be doing the same.

But to kick start the process.....here's a big ol' hug for ya.....(((((V)))).
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Thank you. Really.
Knowing I'm not alone as I go to bed is exactly what I need to calm me.
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