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Anyone willing to share any specifics on how the heck they manage their time when it's in short supply, I'm all ears! Actually I'm not doing too badly, but have had to pare down to basics what actually gets into a day. My priority is my kids. So any free time I have apart from working and providing them with basic care, I'm trying to put into connecting with them on an emotional level. Me sitting here typing away is not a good way of doing that, so I'm trying to limit my online time to while they're sleeping. Usually in the morning works best for me, as at night my brain is often fried. Unfortunately this means that I'm missing all of you! So I have to remember that the things that are meaningful to me (like being here) must play a role too in the scheme of things in order to maintain some balance. So if I take care of myself and get to bed early etc. this should all work out for the most part. It's just a matter of getting into a routine I suppose.

Being at work has been really great for me so far. I find it's stimulated my brain immensely, just being around energy, excitement and activity.... people! As much as I'm a hermit when I'm depresessed, I really do need people to keep me happy. It's so good for me. And the fact that this is a new facility, and the increasing energy of slowly admitting residents and the place starting to hum a little more each day.... it's really great. I'm working with a super positive group of people. AND doing a lot of organizational tasks, which is right up my ally. There's also a bit of room for creativity and problem-solving.

I realize that once the shine wears off this 'starting a new job', that things may take a turn, as in when the dreaded FALL approaches so I'm trying to think ahead. I think I may invest in one of those light therapy things you sit under. Any experience with those? Suggestions on where to buy one? And maybe I'll start up my Omega 3's again just to be on the safe side. I'm still on 37.5 of Effexor and have decided to remain on that until I feel the desire to decrease... whenever that will be. I have the my emotions back, that's all I care about for now, and I don't want to rock the boat when I have so much at stake.

Well, off to hopefully catch up on some of your blogs.... I feel horrible that I haven't been able to comment on all your posts, but I'm trying :) I really don't want anyone to feel like I'm letting them down, because I do care.

I'll leave you with one of my Lucy's favorite jokes right now:

Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground?

A: To get to the other slide! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....... ;)
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