Monthly Archives: April 2012

These Past Few Weeks…

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I have been reporting to you on my having an episode of depression and a bit of Hypo-mania. What I haven’t shared is just how busy I have been these last 6 weeks or so. Well I have and haven’t so today I am going to talk about how I allow myself to get committed to too many things at once and put way too much pressure on myself and then have these different episodes with moods.

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Mood Stability is Hard to Come by…

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Wow what a great weekend! It was so beautiful out Saturday mid 80′s and clear as a bell.  My moods on the other hand not so clear and some what annoying. Carl would contest to this I am sure.. heehee  I was feeling good Saturday Morning as I had a good nights sleep and I was in a good mood compared to how I had been feeling.  As the day went on I realized my mood was too good. Yep almost Hypo-manic! 

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Depression is Clearing.. Increased Energy

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Clearing has begun!

I have good news to report, my depression is clearing little by little, day by day. My energy level is picking up and I actually got a decent nights sleep last night.  Only woke up a few times so it was a definite improvement!

Today as the day went on, I actually was in a good mood and my energy continued to increase. It was a difference I welcomed with open arms! :)  

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VTech LS6475-3 Multitasking Phone System Review

I have been granted the chance to review the Vtech LS6475-3  Multitasking Phone System by Mom Central Consulting.  Let me tell you about this awesome phone system.

The Vtech LS6475-3  Multitasking Phone System is a busy moms best friend because it comes with a cordless/hands free headset. Yep that is right it’s a home phone system with a headset that allows all us busy busy moms to move around while we need to be on the phone. We can chat or get some business handled while we pick up the house or do the dishes or chase after our kids or work.  Any mom would love this phone and it would make a great Mother’s Day gift!  What better gift can we give a busy mom on mother’s day but a phone she can use to chat with us and still be able to move around the house. Also if you get pain in your neck and shoulders due to holding the phone with your head and shoulder, you will love this phone. I have for years had a problem with my neck and shoulder hurting so I cannot hold the phone with  my shoulder and head at all or I am in pain, that is why I absolutely love the headset. Before I couldn’t do anything while I talked on the phone due to my pain.  Now my problem has been solved by Vtech!

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What A Woman Wants Giveaway Event Starts May 11th

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Avengers Giveaway Prize Pack #avengers #giveaway #win

This giveaway is hosted by My UN-entitled Life, you should check out her blog, I love it! It is one of my favorite blogs!!  I am helping her with this giveaway so you can enter right here on my blog and win a great prize pack.  Read below to get all the details and enter to win.

Marvel Comics is releasing the Avengers on May 4th. Are you ready? My boys want to go to see this movie so bad. To get us all pumped up we are able to give away a prize package. In this prize package you win: t shirt, 6 buttons and a pair of 3d sunglasses.

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Bipolar Mind… Foggy, Hazy but Clearing

Hey everyone.  Just another update on my Bipolar Mind and Depression.  I am still not sleeping well but resting more than I was, my mind is still foggy but it is getting better so I hope in a week or two I will be back to a livable level of depression.  :)

When I get like this it is like living in a dream or a fog! I can’t keep thoughts in my

Trees in the Fog, Much like my mind!
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head and I lose my words when attempting to have a conversation. It is frustrating for me and those around me and if someone interrupts me I lose all train of thought and have absolutely no idea what we were talking about.  I can type out thoughts but I can’t speak them well.  It is like my brain and my mouth are completely out of sync!

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Depression and Sleep..

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This is where I want to be!

I admitted to myself and the world yesterday I am deeply depressed, slipped right into a major depression when I wasn’t looking.  I am not sleeping. I sleep but I never really rest, my mind is going like I am awake and I wake up in the morning exhausted with thoughts swirling in my brain.

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Being Honest with Myself…I am Depressed.

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I guess it is time I just flat out be honest with myself and stop saying I am overwhelmed and tired from the work.  I am Depressed!  No other way to put it.  I have not felt like this in a while and I hope I can pull out of it by increasing medicines but I am depressed on a serious level.

I am exhausted, from the inside out. Everything is taking a major effort! I am crabby to my kids and impatient. Sorry girls!! I am emotional and my body aches. I am trying to pull out of it!!  

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An Amazing Girl and Her Song

This video was posted on a group I am part of on Facebook for parents of teens.

The subject is Bullying, which you all know has touched my life and my oldest daughters causing much self esteem problems.  We need to show love for everyone!  Accept everyone but we also MUST stand up for ourselves and we need to stand up for our kids!

Please listen to this beautiful song by Megan Landry and SHARE IT!!

 

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching..

Hello all!!  Mother’s day is fast approaching and we don’t want to miss out on any good deals.

Use this link to check out amazon for great mother’s day gifts.

 

 

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Addictions and Getting help…

In a sense this is a follow up to the post I issued earlier this week.  This post is about drug addiction and detox and what the affects are during this process.

Have you ever wondered what drug detox does do to your body? What are the affects? fortunately, I have never been through any form of detox. I have seen my ex-husband have withdraws from pain medicine that was prescribed to him by workers compensation doctors for years, that was not a great experience but true detox like Alcohol Detox or Heroin Detox would be a much different experience.

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Exhaustion… Overwhelmed…

 

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I know I have said this before but I’m exhausted and feeling overwhelmed again.   My brain drives me nuts, it’s so busy and the thoughts keep flying through my brain rushing past like little tornadoes.  I can’t seem to grasp them enough to even know what most of them are.

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Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit Review and Giveaway

I was awarded the opportunity to review Seneca Farms Oatmeal and Fruit in Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach flavors.

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I loved them, the apple was a bit tart in flavor and at first I wasn’t sure about it but in taking the second bite I really

liked it.  I expected it to be overly sweet and it is not, which I like.  The Vanilla Peach flavor was equally as good.

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What is this you say?  It is oatmeal and fruit in a cup similar to what you find applesauce in just a bit bigger (6oz).  It is a one serving cup, packed with vitamin C, fruit and thick cut oats. There are bits of fruit mixed in it as well, and the fruit was crisp giving it some different texture than standard oatmeal.  Very nice!
This is very convenient packaging you simply heat and eat.  First you lift the plastic covering a bit to vent the cup and you microwave it for 45 seconds. Be careful as the cup is pretty warm. Then you stir it and eat, it’s that simple.

At first when you remove it from the microwave it isn’t looking too appetizing so before you give it to the kids stir it up as it looks much better once stirred.  You will need to give it a good stir though. This oatmeal also sustained me till later in the afternoon, kept me going all morning so it would be great for the kids before school.

I will definitely be purchasing this item for my house as quick in the morning is best. We are always rushing. You will find it in most grocery stores but you can also go to Seneca-Farms.com to find a full list of stores that carry it.

Here is the contact information for Seneca Farms:

The nice people at Seneca Farms are offering these two cup packages of each of the above flavors to 1 of my readers so we are going to hold a giveaway.  There will be one winner and it will run from April 23,2012 to May 4,2012 starting and ending at 12:01 Am

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Addictions and Mental Health

I’m sure it is no secret that a lot of people with addiction issues also have co-occurring mental illness.  There is a good amount of time that we are using drugs or alcohol or even tobacco to help control our mental illness symptoms and survive daily life.  People will self medicate with drugs, alcohol and tobacco without even knowing it.

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Luxury Looks and Consignments Review and Prom Dress Giveaway

I am part of a great group of bloggers bringing you this giveaway.  The original review and giveaway comes from my friend at Coupon Free Stuff, but you can enter her giveaway on my site with the Rafflecopter form below, but first read her review. 

I love all things fashion!  My biggest fashion foray was Prom.  Everything about prom has an air of fantasy, dress up and make believe.  Much to the chagrin of my mother’s tired feet and my father’s aching wallet,and  after 12 different boutiques I finally found a dress.  Next came the shoes.  Oh, the shoes.  Cinderella’s glass slippers had nothing on my choice of footwear.  Jewelry, make up and hair styles topped off the list and then I would look like a fairy princess, and I did.  It was truly an amazing expereince, Prom.  That was almost 25 years ago and in the land of big hair, Trans Ams and gaudy colors, and it is now so much easier to find your must- have, elegant dress for Prom than it ever was back then.  The internet is the source of  a wealth of information that I never had.

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Changes Once Again…

If you are here you have noticed once again I changed the look of my blog.  Yep, I get bored easily.. ha ha ha

Actually as much as I liked the last theme it was just too busy for me.  This theme is extremely simple yet I can customize it.  So I am sticking with this one; simple, easy to read and user friendly!

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