Well dear blog friends, life just continues to throw suprises (both good and bad) my way.
The good news...I will soon be seeing a psychiatrist to determine the extent of my manic-depressive illness and to discuss options. The bad news...my insurance requires pre-authorization, which means waiting for who knows how long until I can see said psychiatrist. Personally, I think this is a stupid rule when it comes to mental health. Let's make someone wait on the insurance company to decide when they can see the doctor, when in the meantime they find it hard enough to get from one day to the next.
Let me back up a bit and send out an apology. This blog is generally filled with my musings and crafting, and for those readers who are fond of that portion, I am truly sorry that much of those postings have been on hold. I don't want this entire blog to be about my illness. It just seems to be a good portion of my life right now.
However, I did get quite a bit of work done on my mom's birthday gift last night. Her birthday was the 8th, so I'm late (again). Will show pics when I know it has arrived. She does know that it is something from Amy Butler's new book In Stitches, just not which project. This sudden burst of creative work has been possible with the help of my hubby's dad, who came this morning and picked up the munchkin to stay with them until Friday (hubby gets home Saturday).
Good news...I'm on medication called Depakote, which was originally created as an anti-convulsant but has been found to be beneficial in controlling manic episodes.
Bad news...while my body is getting used to the medication, I am fairly queasy and very exhausted, generally at the same time of day the munchkin is getting cranky. And I mean exhausted...barely keeping my eyes open. I honestly can't care for both of us right now, so grandpa and nana offered to keep (i.e. spoil) him for a few days, and I can sleep when I need to. At first I was hesitant to ask for help; again, feelings of being a bad parent. But a groggy, queasy mommy isn't much better.
Oh, and the plea for help?
I came across this pattern for a knitted Totoro hat. I don't knit. Never have been able to. Will trade, beg, pay for someone to recreate this hat for my munchkin. Any takers?
Our state fair is currently underway, and I have fallen in love with a sewing machine on display at one of the booths. This machine does it all; makes my Singer look like a treadle machine. Can anyone tell me more about Janome as a company, or any suggestions on a good machine (doesn't have to do embroidery) for under $500?
Thanks for letting me ramble. I'll be posting some more crafty pics soon.