Monthly Archives: May 2016

Face Spackle

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Here is a quick funny “chaser” to yesterday’s serious post!

My mom got me a Birchbox  subscription. I love it! You enter info about your preferences, beauty style, age, etc. (Age is the important thing to remember in that list 😉 Then, each month you get a box of beauty samples. 

I’m 42 going on 43 -something that many people don’t realize! I’ve been getting a lot of great anti-aging skin treatments. Ha! This month was the best:  

 

This photo was approved by Timmy (lurking in the background)

Face Spackle!!! Love it!!! Too funny. ….and oh my goodness….this is great stuff! Maybe next month I’ll do one of those UN boxing videos! 

Damn Hard Work

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Fighting depression is damn hard work. Sorry about the language…but it’s true! I’m beat. As I was napping on my lunch break I tried to figure out how to visualize what depression physically felt like to me.  Lots of times I know I look like this:


Happy, smiling and supportive. Which I am, really, sometimes. I don’t have melancholy. Even with depression I can be happy. But sometimes I’m not. 

Sometimes I feel like this on the inside: 

 
I was watching the Doctor Who in that last picture! 

It’s hard to explain. So…strangely enough…the image that popped into my head when I tried to visualize my depression…Being on Peter Pan’s Flight at Disney! I know, right?!? Odd!  

Peter Pan’s Flight is a happy, fun KIDS ride! It’s one of my favorites. If you don’t know it, just search for it on YouTube. Lots of people have filmed ride throughs. It’s gentle, magical and slightly suspenseful. 

But your ship rocks a little. Sometimes it feels like you make abrupt movements. The ground drops out from under you and things get dark. I think there is also an element of being reminded of not wanting to grow up and adult on a daily basis. That stinks. 

I would have thought the Haunted Mansion would be more appropriate, but nope! You go to the haunted mansion for the thrill. You know the drop is coming. Even though you know Peter Pan has a dark side, you don’t go into it thinking its a scary thrill ride! You are lulled into peacefulness with happy music and much loved memories from childhood.  The ride has subtle fear, jerks you around the tiniest bit and maybe even disorients you for a second …just like my brain with messed up neurotransmitters! 

In the end, though, you leave the ride smiling and just maybe have a sense again of what life could be if you rediscover that childish wonder! That’s my depression, too. It comes and goes, blindsides me, makes me fight it…and in the end I come out victorious-just like Peter Pan! It’s hard work though…
 

A creative endeavor! 

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A creative endeavor! 

I stayed up waaaay to late last night. My brain was funky after missing both a dose of my antidepressant and a dose of my vitamin B. I spent hours looking at dog jogging strollers for this guy  

 
Then…this morning as I was trying to get motivated to do something…anything…I had a run in with these guys  

 

Word of advice…if you accidentally knock baby cacti off of a shelf. For the love of all things sacred, do not try to catch them, just don’t. 

So…after my hand stopped hurting and I had my coffee I tried to do something fun and creative! Even though I’m a couple of months out from starting my team in training….I decided to launch a Booster T-shirt campaign to try and sell some shirt for my fundraising. I’m in an odd mood…So this is what. It’s also probably waaaay too early for this but it was fun. I needed fun today. Here is what  I came up with

  

Let’s see if this still cracks me up tomorrow…sigh. 

And now…somehow it is already mid afternoon!! I can’t wait until my neurotransmitters are balanced out again…