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Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

My favorite treat. What can be said about a dessert so sweet?

I like sno cones stuffed with ice cream. I like ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream cones.

My favorite flavor is peppermint

Do you have a favorite dessert or flavor?

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Hope

My word for the day is Hope.

I have high hopes:

Hopes that I will maintain mental stability

Hopes that I will continue to be able to work

I am content at the moment and I hope things only get better, or stay the same at least

My children are pretty much grown and I hope they have great futures

Having hope helps me to stay focused on my goals and not constantly worry about what could go wrong

 

Hope

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Being Green

Continuing with the alphabet with my favorite color Green. It makes think of nature-trees, plants, moss, even frogs. I find it a peaceful color.

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I value my Family

Continuing the alphabet game with the letter F.

I have issues with my family of origin, but my little family (husband and 2 children + our dog) is very important to me. Thankfully, we are all doing well.

I worried about how having a mental illness would affect my children, but they are grown now and are great people.  I grew up in fear and I am so happy they are not afraid of me.

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Energy

I wish I had more energy. I try to make the most of it when I do. Usually, I am fatigued. I have sleep apnea, which is helped by a dental appliance but I don’t feel rested in the morning. I also take a number of medications, including an antipsychotic. The ones I tried have all been sedating.

If I don’t drink coffee, I stay in bed all day. I take a medicine called provigil that is supposed to increase alertness. It helps, but not enough on its own.

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D is for Dog

Raider, my walking antidepressant helps keep me sane.  He needs walks so I have to get out. He is someone to come home to until the rest of my family gets here. He follows me around, wants to be in the same room as me. He is cuddly and cute.

He has his own issues and anxiety. I am doing “mat work” so he has a place to go to and calm down and it is portable.  I have to point for him to remember where to go. We will get there. He is doing good with loose leash walking and “look at me”.  I don’t mind if he walks in front, but his trainer said pulling increases his cortisol, so I am getting him not to pull, mostly. And, his big issue is he growls when he has a special treat if you get near him. We are working on drop it and eventually leave it. He is doing awesome with that.

 

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Caution

Caution is my word for today. I am a nervous wreck a lot of the time and would say I am cautious approaching new things. Being careful has it’s upsides but there are times I miss out due to my fears.