Weekend wrap-up

Weekend Wrap-Up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

There’s hasn’t been much going on in my world this week. The psychomotor retardation has been really bad, and I’ve got about the cognitive capacity of a guinea pig. That’s meant very little writing, and most of what I read goes right over my head. I’m very grateful for the availability of grocery delivery when it’s this hard to move.

My parents were in town this week staying at my brother’s while he’s away. They came over to my place twice, which was exhausting. My speech is quite impaired right now, so that added an additional challenge. Although it’s not like I really have much to say to them even if my speech was more fluent. My mom was well-behaved, but my dad was rather annoying. He kept trying to get me to go out for a walk with them. Yeah sure, Dad, you go for a walk around the neighbourhood and maybe, just maybe, I’ll have managed to make it out of the building by the time you get back. There was also the standard question about whether I’m taking my meds, and a few other assorted unhelpful things.

That’s about it for me. How has your week been?

guinea pig Casper sitting in a hay manger

This is a throwback from when I first adopted Casper. She’s far too fat to do this now.

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46 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. So sorry you’ve been slowed down, and that your dad was obnoxious!! Parents… ugh! I hope next week affords you more energy!!

    I’ve been sleepy lately, I think because I’m waking up too soon!! I’m excited about next week in particular, because I get results on my naughty rutabaga story on Wednesday at midnight, and then round 2 is next weekend, so I’ll be writing a story then! YAY!!

    I’ve been spending money like a drunken sailor. This is what my dad said. I have no idea what’s up with that! Maybe I’ve got too much on my mind!!

  2. Not much to my week. Evening job became upsetting due to an individual. The same individual who has done this before.
    And so after another different kind of incident, (which resulted in yesterday’s blog post) with that after, that’s it, I will be in my own bubble as a group. I will talk to most colleagues individually on passing. But in particular, this person will find I won’t speak on a personal level to her. Only a work level.
    I’m done being her target, when her mood takes her.

    Today, I have been for a walk as planned with neighbour. But during walk I started to struggle as fatiguein legs kicked in. I was glad to be home. I have done nothing else and plan to go to bed earlier than normal.

      1. Yes. It’s odd times, since if you remember from the days when one colleague who left, but before that her behaviour creating a cut with a knife atmosphere, I would find her temper would be aimed towards me. Just like an ocassion this week. Then to add further to the injury, I also felt insulted by her comment.

        Then just before that, on an earlier day this week, asking how my mum was, but she didn’t stay to hear the answer.

          1. Yes. But you know what, the way I will be so I am not an easy target anymore and only speak work level, when needed, but not any other time I bet that bugs her as well.
            Not me. It’s very easy for me to be quiet and put a wall up to protect me.

            I only have 3 days next week. On annual leave for the remainder. πŸ™‚

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve had a shitty week, mine has been shitty too. Hopefully next week is better for the both of us πŸ’š

  4. I’ve not heard of the slowing down described like that or the term you used.

    I have heard of Brain Fog, is that s similar experience. As my main Mental Illness is Anxiety everything is speeded up, when I experience Anxiety and Depression at the same time it’s a Battle between slowing down and speeding up and my mind feels “stuck”. If that makes sense.

    1. That warring between the two sounds very unpleasant.

      Both my mind and body are slowed down. Physically it feels like I’m moving through really thick molasses (treacle).

  5. I’m sorry that you’ve been experiencing so much slowness and fogginess this week! And that your dad was being obnoxious – that is really frustrating. My parents have been obnoxious this week too. I’m glad you have your guineas to provide excellent company! Casper is so so cute. Hoping that you feel better soon <3

  6. “I’ve got about the cognitive capacity of a guinea pig”

    Hey! Poor guinea pigs, lol.

    Your parents sound like a major hassle and have no insight/empathy into your condition! Sorry you’ve been struggling.

    The private psychiatrist I saw said she’d write a letter to my GP to increase Sertraline to 150mg. I’ve increased it myself already with my existing medication, and it’s really helping a lot more again. I’m realising how much I’d suffered for a few weeks since it seemed to lose effectiveness on the 100mg dose I had been on. I was on that dose since January. I’m hoping not to reach a point of having to change medications, BEFORE I’ve left this terrible house. I’d love to experience taking Sertraline in a good environment!

        1. Yeah, actually trying to fall asleep earlier, even though I do get tired, results in this horrible feeling of being on the brink of sleep, then having this wave of dread/energy and coming back to being alert. It’s like being caught between sleep and wakefulness. So I lay back and watch a film until I really can fall asleep.

  7. I’m sorry it’s been so slow and difficult, and I don’t imagine the things said during your parents’ visit help matters, even if they were well-meaning. I wish I could say something to help but I’m fresh out of anything useful in the slightest. I’ll send some useless but well-meaning hugs instead πŸ€— xxxxxx

    PS. Don’t let Casper read that you’ve called her fat, she’ll become self-conscious!

  8. I’m sorry this week has been so difficult and I hope next week will be easier on you. We never know how things evolve.
    Having your parents over twice sounds exhausting to me. I love grocery delivery too and ‘everything’-that-you-order-online! It really can make life a bit easier.

  9. I’m sorry to hear you haven’t felt well, and hope you are feeling better soon. It makes me appreciate even more the extra mile you go in your blog and in supporting us- emerging bloggers. I am sending you lots of care and good thoughts for some rest, and a better week next week.

  10. So sorry that psychomotor retardation has been such a bitch, and it must have been frustrating with your dad on top of this. I hope the next week will be a bit better for you. Hugs. πŸ™‚

  11. Parents can be difficult to deal with at the best of times. They mean well but often act in a way that doesn’t seem that way at all. Hope you feel more on top of things this coming week.

  12. I hope the depression eases for you. I know it sucks that it’s so chronic and deep. I’ve been grieving (I might always grieve?) but also I think I’m blooming.

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