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HOPING & HOPPING, DAY 16: Maybe A routine?

Thursday, April 16, 2020

I talked with my psychiatrist who manages my anti-depressant today and that was good. He changed a nighttime med that should help me sleep better. He showed concern that I am depressed, but don't feel tired until about 4 AM. It seems he is worried I might be bipolar. That just makes me giggle! I've never had a manic day in my lifetime! I was a sleepy child! sure, I got out and played and rode my bike for miles, but I'd almost always rather be curled up on my bed or up in my make shift library reading.

I told him it was all more about me not having a real daytime routine any more and that quiet time at night when all the thoughts come flooding in!

and, I know. I know I cannot change what I can't change. I know food won't solve any of the world's problems so I need not shovel it in. I know how to lose weight. And, still I struggle! Oy!

OK, fare warning, I'm not going out on a bipolar tangent.... My thoughts do not race, but I do skip around.... My great-grandmother would put her hands on either side of her face and shake her head "no" and say "Yoy, Yoy, Yoy" like the world was coming to an end at any moment! It just came into my head when I said Oy because to me Oy seems to sum up my frustrations!

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE:
*1* 1 routine I've stuck to and the doctor agrees is my daily workouts. I am thankful for Pahla B fitness providing me a free workout schedule that I'm sticking to!
*2* work to keep my mind occupied. I've been very unmotivated to work, but once I'm doing it, I feel better. It's like going to the gym.... You just can't seem to make yourself go, but once you do you feel so much better!
*3* A working furnace! Temps dropped here and per my usual.... I am freezing!
*4* All of those out there working who are doing what they can to keep us all fed, safe and protected!
*5* Hubby & Sassy. they help keep my spirits up! Hubby said something today that make me laugh so hard I choked! Not sure what it was, but it was funny.

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blogs! You all mean so much to me! Here's today's jokes & quotes:
Thursday’s Honeysuckle: Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.~Michel de Montaigne

Happy National High Five Day, Selena Day, Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, Mushroom Day, National Bean Counters Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, National Librarian Day, National Stress Awareness Day, Save The elephant Day, Emancipation Day, Foursquare Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, National D.A.R.E. Day, National Health Care Decisions Day, National Orchid Day & World Voice Day!

What’s big, grey & has horns?~An elephant marching band!*What do you get if you cross a fish with an elephant?~Swimming trunks!*What do you call an elephant that never washes?~A Smellephant!*What do you call an elephant that doesn’t matter?~An irrelephant!*How do elephants stay cool?~Ear Conditioning!*What’s big, grey & wears glass slippers?~Cinderellephant!*Wha
t did the Mommy elephant say to her naughty child?~Tusk, tusk!*Why do elephants have such big ears?~Because they travel in herds!*How does an accountant stay out of debt?~She learns to act her wage!*What do accountants suffer from that ordinary people don’t?~Depreciation!*How does Santa’s accountant value his sleigh?~Net present value!*What do you call an accountant without a calculator?~Lonely!*What do you call a trial balance that doesn’t?~A late night!*How does a mushroom clean its house?~With a mushbroom!*Why wouldn’t the mushroom sit on the couch?~It prefers toadstools!*What noise does a mushroom car make?~Shroom, shroom!

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.~Henry Van Dyke~~Sometimes people deserve a high five, in the face, with a chair.~Will Rogers~~When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, 'So what did you guys fail at this week?' If we didn't have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he'd high-five me. What I didn't realize at the time was that he was completely reframing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn't the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, 'I didn't try that because I was scared,' that is failure.~Sara Blakely~~It applies in any business. Shoemakers should be run by shoe guys, and software firms by software guys, and supermarkets by supermarket guys. With the advice and support of their bean counters, absolutely, but with the final word going to those who live and breathe the customer experience. Passion and drive for excellence will win over the computer-like, dispassionate, analysis-driven philosophy every time.~Bob Lutz~~Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one?~Jackie Mason~~Librarians are essential players in the information revolution because they level that field. They enable those without money or education to read and learn the same things as the billionaire and the PhD.~Marilyn Johnson~~Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.~Neil Gaiman~~The orchid is Mother Nature's masterpiece.~Robyn~~There are times in life when there's absolutely nothing you can do, also known as a chance to relax.~Robert Brault
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