In the words of The Croods (which was a much cuter movie than I expected), “Still alive!” Still taking it day by day, week by week, but I’ve recently started noticing signs that I may see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. One being I had several recent urges to post on this blog, so I though I would cobble some thoughts into a long overdue post.
So what have we been up to the last, oh, four months? Lots. But perhaps not as much as I once tried to tackle, and I’m accepting that that’s ok. My therapist says I’m not crazy, and don’t need chemical meds, which makes me very happy. I’m doing all the right things, and they seem to be helping. Vitamin B shots are now once or twice a week, at home by my own hand. I take some other natural supplements, have continued my karate and hiking, and have been making more time for myself, which I accept now I haven’t done enough of the last few years. (Here you go, mom. In writing. Sit down. :) You were right!)
I survived the marathon that is the school year. High five for me! Summer has given me a little more breathing room, and the girls have enjoyed a couple weeks at farm camp, Sunshine had a week of musical theatre camp at her Waldorf school, and the whole family (and some friends of ours) enjoyed a week together on an organic farm on Salt Spring Island for our first adventure at fiddle camp (Sunshine’s big birthday present–she recently turned eight!). We enjoyed our week, and I even got away for a couple hikes at a nearby provincial park. And we took the girls on a hike that included a fairy village!
In June we enjoyed a great “muddy gnome” day that we bought on the school auction (which happened right after I stopped posting in the spring) in which our friends surprised us and brought out their excavator and decimated the hill full of blackberries in one day. I have never been so excited to see someone on my doorstep, let me tell you!
July passed in a blur, with camping over the July 4 weekend up at Mount Rainier, Sunshine’s birthday party, and fiddle camp. While we were at fiddle camp, we got another auction item fulfilled when Moonglow’s Waldorf school teacher came out and painted their room in the same Lazure style that Waldorf schools use. I will add a photo to this post as soon as I remember to take one, but it’s pink on the bottom half of the room transitioning to blue on the top. But until then, here are some Google images of Lazure painting to give you the idea.
Now August is upon us, and I’m busy planning for the upcoming school year, another sign my mental status is improving.