How NOT to start a conversation with your husband…

Me: I’m sorry but I sorta lied to you.

Hubby: Pauses TV, and gives me this look and says WHAT?

Me: Well, it’s not a BAD lie…. the other day when I said I didn’t care about being skinny, that I cared about getting fit, I lied.  I want to look sexy in some of these outfits (motioning to the TV show we happened to be watching).

Hubby: (paraphrasing because I can’t remember the exact words) In the future don’t start out with the something that sounds BAD and then end with something that isn’t bad.

oops.  Sorry hunny 😉

A little comic relief for tonight.

Im Dizzy… yes I am blonde but that’s not why…. Also PollyAnna

My new meds are making me constantly dizzy. I am sick and tired of being dizzy, I know I should call the doctor, but I see her on moday so I will just wait it out, who knows it might clear itself up by then- if not I am going to have to talk to her.

My depression is not better, if anything worse.  The anxiety is showing itself more and more.  My PTSD is ruling my head right now- think worst dictator in history and that’s PTSD and my OCD is constantly running in the background like Norton messing everything up. Yes, definitely think it’s time for a talk …. I told hubby the other day there is only so much time I am willing to devote to this med stuff. He thinks I am wrong in feeling that way, that going back to what I was isn’t a good idea either.  He also thinks I will just go back to being anxious I told him I sincerely doubt that Pandora was let out of the box (depression, PTSD OCD) and I don’t think I have the ability to stuff them back in.

So I met with PollyAnna today.  She gave me a new assignment in addition to the “what good things happened today” PUKE.  I have to take a thought like I’m an idiot and replace it with a truth “I am smart”.  Well guess what PollyAnna I can say that all I want but that doesn’t change how I feel.  Sure, I know the “truth” in my rational brain but unfortunately rational brain is vacant.  There’s a for sale sign, and foreclosure notices put up everywhere around.  I think insight got sick of being pushed around and she ran away.  I don’t blame her, most days I want to run away too.

PollyAnna and I talked about the “fool” and “zero”.  She gave me permission to cut him out of my life.  I think I have always sought that permission, but even now that I have gotten it, I don’t know that I am wired that way.  Not only do I always go back to those who hurt me, I am not wired to abandon my parent.  I have never actually 100% cut someone out of my life of my own choice.  People have cut me out of their life, but never my own choice. Sometimes we just “drift apart” but if they messaged me or something I would respond.  Readers – have you ever cut someone out of your life? Has it ever been a parent or other close relation? How did it go? Did you tell them? Or did you just stop taking their calls? I am especially interested in people from abusive homes cutting out a parent. And then there is the fact that he’s dying.  How do you cut a dying parent out of your life? I mean honestly he COULD hang on another 2, 3, 4, 5 years, no one really knows but if he dies tomorrow and I cut him out of my life, would I regret it? Would I be able to live with myself?

PollyAnna and I talked about my last post regarding shutting off my emotion chip and she got a kick out of the fact that in my mind she would say the same thing Picard told Data and she agreed.  She said the reason I am crying over everything is because I am finally starting to let go of things and emotions are seeping out…. well I don’t like it! I don’t want to cry at everything, I am tired of being depressed.  I just want my emotion chip OFF!

I also told PollyAnna about the text from my Dad’s former mistress and she literally said “that took balls, what the F%*K?” without the symbols ;).  I told her the only reason I can imagine that I answered the woman’s message politely, with the information she asked for and continued to reply to her when she messaged me, was that I try to live my life with integrity, that I try to live my life in a way that reflects Christ’s life, and what did he say about forgiveness?

“If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.” — Matthew 6.14-15 GNTD

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ answered Jesus, ‘but seventy times seven…'” — Matthew 18.21-22 GNTD

So yes, I replied, politely, with grace and dignity.  Because, I hope to live a Christ-centered life.  And it made me feel good to live with that integrity.

And quoting those passages there, that answers the question from earlier- why I don’t cut my father out of my life, no matter what- Just as Jesus loved us in our sinful state, we can honor an abusive parent. It means showing grace and compassion to those who don’t deserve it so that God is glorified and the obedient are blessed and rewarded (Matthew 5:44-48; 1 John 4:18-21). Remember, “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).

It’s funny how sometimes while talking about something else the Lord leads us to the answers we seek in other things. I must forgive, I must honor and I must not abandon my father. I don’t have to live with him, I don’t have to subject myself to his abuse but I must, above all, honor the Lord.

He never promised that our walk with Him would be easy but it would be worth it.

Data: I Wish to Be Deactivated 

As I was bawling my eyes out during The Flash tonight I was thinking about how before we medicated my anxiety I didn’t really have any feelings, I didn’t get sad or cry at tv shows or movies, I didn’t cry or really even get sad when someone died. (And if I’m honest, I still don’t deal with death it’s like they just went away and I don’t see them anymore – like huh, haven’t seen grandma in a while- yes I’m totally messed up)… but now I get hysterical at tv shows, or I cry at dog tribute videos. 

 I was thinking as I was walking downstairs with the laundry that I felt like Data in the movie Generations when he asks Picard to deactivate him, he doesn’t want these emotions anymore. I found the video on YouTube and watched it – and yes I can 100% identify with him. I can picture Pollyanna telling me exactly what Picard told him. And unlike Data I’m not sure I possess Courage, I’m more the Cowardly Lion. 

I’ve outed myself, I’m a Star Trek nut.

First Impressions.

Define: Super

In my world Super is exactly it’s opposite.  Super! I got a speeding ticket. Or I am Super excited for my root canal.

Well today I made a SUPER first impression on the supervisors taking over for Big Ones worker.  I was major major majorly anxious, I was frazzled. I thought I had locked myself out of the house and had to go get the hidden key. I felt like I was running and talking like a million miles a minute. The first thing I did was take 2 valium.

I have been feeling like crap all day, dizzy, just “off” I am not sure if it’s the new Luvox or something else but I feel crappy.  I had dropped little one off at karate, traded cars with hubby and then I took both sets of keys.  I had my keys the whole time, so I never needed the hidden key, and I took hubbys so he was stranded.

What an impression. I must have seemed like a crazy lunatic. I am so tired today.  Last night I slept horribly! So horribly that I banged my face against the pellet stove next to my bed.  I really need to talk to my doctor – something is just not right.

And to add insult to injury my “new to me” car is having some issues and the buckle seatbelt alarm won’t stop going off no matter how far I drive.  It’s enough to drive someone who wasn’t crazy- CRAZY, but since I already am crazy it made things even worse.

I am ready for bed and it’s only 7:30pm.  Thank goodness I have the chiropractor tomorrow.  But then I have to see PollyAnna.

John Mayer- In the Blood

https://youtu.be/ob-jS7bqYgI

How much of my mother has my mother left in me?How much of my love will be insane to some degree?

And what about this feeling that I’m never good enough?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
How much of my father am I destined to become?

Will I dim the lights inside me just to satisfy someone?

Will I let this woman kill me, or do away with jealous love?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need

But it’s never gonna come the way I am

Could I change it if I wanted, can I rise above the flood?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?

How much like my brothers, do my brothers wanna be?
Does a broken home become another broken family?

Or will we be there for each other, like nobody ever could?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?

I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need
But it’s never gonna come the way I am

Could I change it if I wanted, could I rise above the flood?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?

I can feel the love I want, I can feel the love I need
But it’s never gonna come the way I am

Could I change it if I wanted, can I rise above the flood?

Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?

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My brother introduced me to the song yesterday, and I can’t stop listening to it and the highlighted text or what gets me the most they’re questions I ask myself often. I know there’s a lot of my dad and me and I wish there wasn’t any. And I know there’s some of my mom and me; some that I like, and some that I don’t. I’ve often dimmed the light inside myself just so people will like me. 

This song just resonated with me so much. I think despite whether he wants to admit it or not my brother and I have a lot of pain in common. He said today we are birds of a feather and I agree- in more ways than one.

Tired of being depressed

I know.  Sometimes I’m a whiny freak.  Especially lately.  But lately I’ve just gotten to the point that I’m sick of this. I don’t know how much more I can take. 

I’m sick of being depressed. Sick of being sad/mad/angry/irritated/joyless.  I’m tired of intrusive unwanted thoughts creeping into my head. 

I’m tired of getting up to the same thing day after day not seeing any improvement.  

I’m sick of my financial life being at the will and mercy of the state. 

I’m sick of being anxious and all the symptoms that go along with that. 

I’m sick of all my rules routines rituals and behaviors from my OCD.

I want it all to end.  I want the pain, the sadness, the anger to be exchanged with happiness, joy and patience.  

I want to be the person I’ve always wanted to be, but have never had the chance.  Because long before “the breakdown”, I was wearing a mask, I was a facade, a shell.  I don’t even know who I am. But someday I’d like to find out. 

But will someday ever come?

Why Did I “Go Public”

My brother said to me “I thought you wanted to be anonymous”, and he’s right, which is why no names of anyone of my family has been used.  But since my posts about masks it’s been knawing at me that it’s time to stop hiding behind my words and “out” myself.  A little at a time but out myself nonetheless.