Hanging Out

I am just doing my daily things today–commenting in class, sending out a story, doing laundry.  It’s nice and sunny out but I think still a little chilly.  I am feeling pretty good today so that is nice.  I have help coming to clean the house for the party this weekend–which may not be much of a party–my parents aren’t going to make it because of my mom’s back still giving her trouble. So it may just be Bob’s family. But I still want things cleaned up for them so I am working on that later today.

Thanks so much to everyone visiting my blog lately–I’ve had a real uptick in visitors and views over the past few months and am enjoying the idea that maybe I am reaching a wider audience than I used to.  More than ever I think the world needs examples of people with mental illness who are able to manage their symptoms and want to function in society–otherwise we are letting the media define us in ways that are not helpful.   I haven’t always been in this good of a place and I think that  is good news worth celebrating.

My youngest daughter turns 13 Monday, and I think it is soon going to be time to sit down with her and explain bipolar disorder.   She is the only child that did not know me before I was diagnosed bipolar.  The other two remember me beforehand and saw me at my worst when I was undiagnosed and psychotic.  This one was just a baby,  I feel a need to educate her about it from my perspective and what it has been  like for me (within reason–I’m not going to tell her everything just yet).  But that conversation needs to happen soon.  Pray for me that I find the right words to say.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.  I need lunch.


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