So much to say… way too much for my ADHD self! I wanted something quick and fun to let you all know (you know, all 2 -I believe- subscribers) how life is going in prep for a (hopefully!) big return some day!
To keep my “brief updates” from going on and on (and on) and overwhelming me before I finish, I chose to just lay out the alphabet and pick a word for each letter, along with a thought or two. So, here we go!
ADHD – Yup, still struggling with it. Still fighting the fight. Not sure I’m getting anywhere, but I’m not giving up!
Books – Because of my “A”, not really getting through ones I want/need… although I *am* polishing off some good fiction!
Children – Oh they’re still there and kicking! It’s so hard figuring out what behavior is ‘a phase’ and what is personality. It doesn’t mean it’s acceptable either way, but still.
DH – Man I love that guy. Seriously, he is so sensitive and supportive and caring. Except when he’s not. Which is thankfully the exception to the rule. 😉
Empty – As in the feeling. Hate it.
Facebook – I really want to figure out a way to get back on it to keep in touch with people, but is it worth it? I just don’t know….
Gratitude – I started a “gratitude journal”. In January. I’ve written it it 4 times. I need to do make that a habit. Stop laughing.
Happiness – I think it can be a bit overrated, don’t you? I mean, sometimes just not being depressed/angry/miserable/insert negative emotion here is enough.
I Statements – They’re really hard to remember to use. But I keep trying! Some of those books I want to read are indeed parenting books, I should make them a higher priority!
January of 2012 is right around the corner!!! This has been one heck of a year…
Kill ‘Em With Kindness – It really can work wonders!
Laughing At Yourself – To quote the Indigo Girls: “You have to laugh at yourself. You’d cry your eyes out if you didn’t”. Or, on a happier (overrated?) note: “Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused”.
Medication – May be upping it. Whooooole other blog post, but I need to see this as what it is: a disease that I can treat with medication. Why is I feel that way for others but not myself?!
Novocaine – After 35 years, poor DH has to have his first (2!) cavities filled. He has Mrs. Horrible Teeth By Genetics as a wife so I’m going to need to practice the patience/sympathy thing…
Ooooh Boy – I’m been watching Quatum Leap (Goodness I love me some Scott Bakula….) and if you did to, you know that reference!
Procrastination – I’m having a really hard time with it. Still. Why? (See “M”, I know, I know…)
Quiet – As in my house. As in I wish it was a bit more often while the sun was up. Yet when The Boy goes to kindergarten next year I’ll miss it!
Rest – As in the mental kind. I could really use it…
Silly Story – DH and The Boy (and the Grandpa) love trains. I mean LOVE trains. So The Boy was looking at some and saw a “CSX” engine. “Look Mom! It’s a C – S – S3x Engine! Um, no, a C – S – S3x! C…… S…. S3x! UGH!” He could NOT say “CSX” all together, and it was all DH and I could do not to burst with laughter!”
Try Try Again – That seems to be a theme! I’m working on a Control Journal. Yes, AGAIN. It’s got to work sometime… right?!
Useless – I’m really sick of feeling that way! I don’t want to be the mom who offers to bake 8 dozen cookies, but dang it I want to be able to offer to do 2!
Vinegar. – Little known fact? I love vinegars. As in, I do “shots”. I put it on everything I can. YUM!
Worry – Soooo glad the worry is getting mostly under control with the meds. Seriously, how did I live before that?!
Xtra effort – One of the frustrating things about the meds is that I feel like it enables me to try even harder… but STILL not get anywhere!!
Yak – Don’t you love people you can just enjoy! You talk and talk and the time just flies! While it’s painful to think of those who I don’t do it with anymore, I’m loving and cherishing (and, see “G”!) those whom I still have!
Zeal – a synonym for ‘passion’. I love that! I feel like I have a lot of zeal… once I get it focused, watch out world!
True to my “Journey Into Perfectionist Blogging” tagline, I’m just going to hit “Publish”… YIPES!! 😀