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I've Been Gone So Long

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Yeah, that classic Motown song is running through my mind right now. Gypsygoth just asked if I were still around, and I'm embarrassed to say, no I haven't been.

My participation siphoned off two or three months ago because I *FINALLY* got it through my head that yes, my therapist and doctor were right about me having ADD-I (that's ADD Inattentive). So, after avoiding that diagnosis, even though I had started taking medication for it months ago, I dove into the research on this...diagnosis. It's not a personality disorder. It's NOT a mental illness. It's simply a way that the brain is wired from birth that disagrees with modern life.

Plus I simply got overwhelmed for some reason. (easy for me) And fell off the work-out wagon. It doesn't take much for me to find myself chasing after the wagon or following a butterfly (squirrel!) when the wagon's already reaching the horizon.

So, a huge SORRY not only to the folks I've gotten to know here, but also to myself.

What's been going on? Since the New Year started, the hubby & I started couples therapy once a month for many reasons. And I started trying to focus on doing more of what I should do, which is support him at home by, well, keeping the place organized and clean so he doesn't stress out so much when he gets home. It's also for me, because I actually LIKE a clean home and no clutter, but it's one of the hardest things for me to deal with. Chalk it up to the ADD-I.

Also, here are a couple of pictures of our recent addition to our family. His name is Baxter!




Baxter's story is a post unto itself, so that's for later. He's been with us for slightly more than a week now, and wow, you can really see the bags under my eyes from taking care of him at night. *snores from sleep deprivation*

Until the next blog (soon, I PROMISE!)--

Julie
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GYPSYGOTH 6/9/2013 1:54PM

    Glad to hear from you!
Thanks for recognizing/saying the "disagrees with modern life" part. So true of many "abnormalities."
Yoga can be great for focus training. Exercise gives you more energy to clean, paradoxically, and feeling fitter and hotter can only improve your marriage, so I say leash up that cute pup and walk as much as you can find time for, and start tracking your food again. Just that for now? We would love to have you as a regular, and support you, in the Hen House! emoticon emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 6/9/2013 1:09PM

    He is adorable!

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