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Happy Mental Health Day (yesterday)!

Okay, so maybe Mental Health Day isn’t exactly a thing to be all happy about. Like melting snowmen, or something.


Anxiety has been killing me slowly. Every morning. I can’t kick it. My heart races, my head aches, I sweat, I shake, and I feel ill. And I get annoyed and short-tempered. Little things start to really bother me. Add that to sick, home-from-school kids, snot, puke, and sleeplessness, and this week has been a real treat. I had listed all the Things That Suck, but even I got annoyed with myself and then Preston started playing peek-a-book behind my computer screen, coming out with a smiling face every time, thinking he was just the most hilarious thing, and, well, I deleted the Things That Suck list because, really, there are too many Things That Do Not Suck.

Good things:
Watching my baby play and making him laugh
Anything that comes out of my four-year-old’s mouth
Having something in common with my 10-year-old that we can share and chat about
The sunny, warm winter we’ve been having
Liliana’s teacher wearing a tutu-type skirt yesterday just for her (Liliana wears one nearly every day)
The fact that colds end (Right?)(TELL ME I’M RIGHT.)
Listening to Preston say, “mummummum”
Heat at the push of a button

Tell me some more good things. I like good things.

Categories: anxiety/depression

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  • keri Thursday, February 9, 2012, 9:21 am

    bacon and eggs for dinner and ice cream for dessert with oreo crumbs and sweat pants.

  • bethany actually Thursday, February 9, 2012, 9:53 am

    HAHAHA that cartoon is killing me with its truth.

    I need some good things right now too. Life has been kicking me squarely in the ass lately. So, let’s see…

    You have a cool surprise coming in the mail! And when you see it, you’ll think that’s it, but then you’ll see there is a second layer to the surprise. (I’m a little excited for you to get this, can you tell?)

    It’s raining today, and I love rain.

    We’re moving back to San Diego in six months, and you can come visit me there.

  • Angella Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Summer will happen again. It does every year. :)

  • Ashley Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:17 pm

    Starbucks, anytime, anywhere it’s good. Not being pregnant – I hate being pregnant (I love getting a new baby, I just think God needs to think of a better way to get them here), anytime I can see my feet is a good time.

  • Heather Friday, February 10, 2012, 1:23 am

    That cartoon is DEFINITELY how I feel at work and sometimes I am so, so, so glad I can come home ;)

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