Just a shortish entry.
As I’ve told my family on the phone, I’ve still been struggling with depression, which I’d mentioned on an entry a month or two ago. Finally admitted that I wasn’t getting any better..in fact the last 3 weeks were a lot worse and my poor husband was bearing the brunt of my mood swings and irritability. The doctor is away till next week, so until I see him, I’ve got some reading and self-care stuff happening. Got some books out at the library..ones on healing through meditation and breathing/exercise/nutrition and strategies to work through symptoms of depression. I took a good half hour walk today and the past few days I’ve felt better. Lots of heart to hearts with Cameron.
Also got some dollmaking books out, as I’ve been inspired by Loobylu. I want to make some whimsical rag dolls, just for fun. (No, not cheesy looking granny dolls!!) I think tonight I’ll work on that. I was also inspired by a link, on Loobylu, to the website of illustrator Justin DeGarmo..so I’ve got the painting bug again too! But I won’t pile on the expectations to be super creative tonight..one thing at a time.
Generally, I’m feeling pretty well and functioning o.k. Still acting silly with Cam and the pups, who make me laugh daily.
Just need lots more balance and energy.
And I’m still planning to visit the States as soon as it’s possible, for those of you who’ve asked about it. :-) Much love to my family..hey Kathy..not long now! We’re thinking of you!