This week’s been kinda hectic.
First, my anxiety has been acting up and being funky. I’ve struggled with anxiety/panic my entire life and for awhile, it ruled my life. I was a hermit at one point in time (though dog obedience in 4-H brought me out of my shell a little). There was a point where I’d somewhat beaten it, thought I was “stronger” than the medication and went off–you guessed it–cold turkey @.@ Stupid idea. I was good for a month, then nosedived. Had to quit my job and it just sucked. I got stable again with the help of my lovely therapist/shrink combo…and now it’s picking up again.
I’m ignoring the Voice Of Reason (ie; my mother) who says my anxiety had been managed back when I was Gluten Free…but I fell off the GF bandwagon. I’m not Celiac, but I am semi gluten-intolerant… My grandma/mom have gone GF and it’s helped them a lot. It also helped me…but the food choices aren’t great on a strict budget and, well…not as tasty because none of us cook really LOL. So. Yeah, yeah, eventually I’ll return GF…but until I’ve got money coming it, ain’t happening. Still, panic attacks in the car suck.
Then my stepdad found a dog on the street, no collar/tags and…of course, being Greg, brought her in to live with us. Take note that we have six dogs and nine cats already; a full house. Still… We called the shelters, visited the vets, I put an ad on Craigslist. The dog was a young, 1-2 year old gorgeous shepherd/boxer mix, brindled gold and black like a freaking tiger. She was very dominant and in the three days we had her, she tried to up her rank in our little pack. We called her Charlee. Fortunately for us, via a shelter volunteer and Craigslist, we found her owner! Yay Charlee!
Then we had my stepsiblings (all girls, ages 5, 10 and 15) for the weekend. They’re…well…they’re kids LOL. The youngest, Brooke, I adore but she talks sooo much. And now that she’s really carrying on convos, she keeps coming into my room and interrupting me. We ended up watching some Wake Up Kitty youtube videos together cuz I may not like kids, but Brooke’s cute But they’re all home now. Bad news is, we get them against next weekend because Easter is our holiday.
Once again, I am thanking the Gods (or…my grandma, ILU GRANDMA) that I now have a desk/computer/net set up in the serenity of my ROOM. Not only would I have not been productive all week? But all weekend as well. Instead I gained several thousand words, totaling me in at 21.4k as of 11pm Sunday. Hard to believe I just started the 4th of April. I’m actually getting into the plot, starting to grin and love it…even though this is a rewrite and I basically know what happens already! But still, this is an adventure within itself.
And just gonna give a shout-out to my friends, Janee “Wizzie” and Sadie, for reading it as I go and pointing out errors…this is a wonderfully awesome help. I love my friends <3
Thinking about hopping on the #ROW80 thing while I’m at it We’ll see come Wednesday!