Good god. I’m setting a calendar reminder for all of the September 9ths for all of the future ever: “Avoid social media tomorrow“
Tag Archives: selfcare
Sometimes the answer is “yes,” which explains why the question was one of one hundred distributed by HR.
The answer is often “no” if said-daughter lives in NYC and has a tiny closet.
Other achingly specific questions in the brochure:
“Where can I donate all my parents furnishings? They’re too good to throw away.”
“How can I help my son interact with his autistic cousin?”
“How do I start a book club?”
“I need to find a veterinarian oncologist. Can you help me find one?”
“I need help finding elder care for my mother who lives on the west coast.”
“How do I choose a mover?”
“I’m pregnant. How can I find a midwife?”
“I have to produce 100 questions for a self-care brochure. That is a lot of questions. Should I talk about auditioning for community theatre?”
“I need information about dealing with a moody teenager.”
Okay, the second-to-last one is fake.
A friend is here, fell asleep on the couch. It’s nice to have a friend here who is comfortable doing that. I gave her a blanket, and switched to my lullaby playlist.
Meanwhile, I work on the pocket-sized survival kits. The first image is of the covers, with mania on top, depression below. Second image is page 2 of each, which are the same text. Third is pages 14 & 15, mania on top, depression below again:
Time to style up some portable survival kits. I bought the most beautiful, plain little sketchbooks today. Two. I am going to make mini kits that I can slip into my bag when I need one: A depression one and a mania one.
I have all sorts of survival kits – The shoe-box sized ones, my books, the pages in the Corkulous app on my iPad, and the mixes I’ve made. But I forget them when I need them.
I’ll decorate them – I usually create both when I am (hypo)manic anyway. I can decorate the cover, paste stuff inside – I’m looking forward to the process as much as having them available.
Will keep you updated. This is what they look like now: