Hello MaidMarian, a very warm welcome to healing well, I'm so glad you found us here and I hope we can help.
It sounds like you have a beautiful family there. (I love animals too altho I can't talk my cats into accepting a rabbit!) Families can also be a lot of hard work and it sounds like you are busy. Don't beat yourself up too much for having a bit of mess around, you are a mum!!
I've found that it's easier to remember to take my meds if I take them at the same time evey day and keep them under my nose (or near the chocolate). I also used to keep a checklist on my fridge to make sure I had taken them by the end of the day if I got busy or didn't have any chocolate. Not likely!
There are many wonderful people and resources here at healingwell, maybe check out the resources list at the top for some ideas. I'm sure some more people will be along soon to say Hi and give you some input. Again, welcome, I hope to chat again.
Oh Coltsfan! A missing hermit crab Arrghh! You are far braver than me! I would be running around squealing
MaidMarian, just checking in to say hi and see how you are getting on, cheers
I think I get the "giddy" thing too, but not from meds. It feels like a bit of a hysteria I can't repress, it made me laugh at a funeral once and was horrible. sometimes I have disturbing images or impulses in my life (like falling over on an escalator and cracking my knees open and some others I wouldn't want to post). It feels awful, but it passes...
You are not alone in these fellings okay? Just keep posting and asking questions, we are really supportive here and non-judgemental. Stay well sweetie.
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/26/2008 7:19:39 AM (GMT-6)
Sounds like you may be overwhelmed with your housecleaning and that may be why it isn't getting done. I suggest not looking at the whole house at the same time. Break it down to small achievable goals. For instance, you could look at 1 room a day or 1 whole house chore (laundry, dusting, vaccuuming, etc) a day. To be ready for those unexpected guests or just to have a place to go where there is not housework staring you in your face, try to keep a main room picked up (not sterilized to the point that one would think Mary Poppins lives there) at all times. You could also try getting someone to come in and do a whole house cleaning for you (one time) and then just keep things manageable on a day to day basis with the 1 room or 1 chore idea. In my experience, I find it is easier to maintain a clean house than it is a messy one.
Great advice, I had a freind that would clean one room at a time.
If I had to pick a room it would be the entry way..........does that count?
I loved it when my kids were at home because we all cleaned the house together. Now I find it boring and I have a hard time forcing my self to do the chore.
My hubby does al the vacumning but I have a bad disc in my back so that is why.
Hang in there Maidmarian. Your part of this great family now.