Thanks for all your news. Yes, the weather sure has been cold and a little bleak. Usually winter is my favourite time of year, but with the blues inside of me, the blues on the outside are a little too dark right now.
Trying to secure an appointment is being a little tedious. I was proactive over the weekend and pointed out q a few mental health questionaries so people really get how I am feeling as I am not always good at expressing how bad things really are.
I took copies of the information in for my GP today and posted some off to the intended psychiatrist I am hoping to see...when he eventually receives one of the three referrals my Dr has sent to him.
Mean time I have been making some healthy soup, have plans now to draw designs on the painted shells and will then varnish them. I was going to start that tonight then my friend phoned and we had a chat for about an hour.
My fine line painting skills are rather lousy, so a black texta is a good alternative! Ha. Ha.
I borrow a couple of books today from the library on stress, depression and anxiety. One looks very interesting and has a one page description of how people from around the world find a sense of calm. I hope to start reading it tomorrow.
Some of the ideas mentioned are "horse keeping" not sure about that one. The last horse I rode tried to throw me off. Ha. Ha.
Growing Bonsai or a herbal garden, having a bath with hot rocks tipped in along with herbal leaves and bark...apparently a specialty in Bhutan! Drumming is also mentioned, as is Chinese water Calligraphy, chanting, worry dolls and doing the tango to name a few.
Certainly sounds like a few interesting choices there!
I really do need to make the time to do some things that make me feel better about myself and life in general. I'm usually up at 5.30 a.m. anyway. I don't think I want to get up at 5.00! It isn't light until 7.00 anyway!
We are very lucky, we have lots of spots to sit in the garden. Problem is the traffic noise is bad 24 hours a day and the neighbours dog barks now even when I open the back door.
Hope you have a good day at your parent's on Wednesday and the boys enjoy themselves too.
One of my older friends told me her grandson caught all of her goldfish one day and lay them out to dry in the sun because they were wet! Oh dear!
Thanks for keeping in touch and for the encouragement!
Cheers from Lauren