I’m back in the land of the living … kinda.
I’ve been on a total ‘go slow’ since our daughter went into hospital. I’ve been suffering ‘brain fry’. I still am, but slowly getting over it. I’ve simply had to take a step back from most of my projects to disconnect and disengage for a while.
Life’s been a bit rocky since our daughter returned home.
On a good day, I enjoy spending time with her. She’s funny, engaging and great company. On not so good days, I find her mood swings dizzying (to say the least). One moment we can all be sitting, sharing a laugh and a joke. Then, in the blink of an eye (often much less), she is stomping off to her room offended by some ‘imagined’ insult, or her mood just suddenly turns (for no obvious reason). On a bad day I am constantly walking on eggshells, braced for the tears, the ‘hopelessness’, the raging tantrums, the outright nastiness and anger that fights to spread it’s rancidity and darkness across the entire house.
The hospital says she has Unspecified Mood Disorder. Ok, however that really doesn’t tell me much.
Where to from here? No idea at this stage! I’m hoping she is able to get into the day program/placement the school is suggesting for her. Hopefully, with it will come a fuller assessment and some positive steps forward on how to best meet her needs.
Anyhow, life goes on!
We got spoilt with a couple of days of warmer weather (approx 55F), then got battered by 50+mph winds for a day or so … and now we are back to snow and being plain bloody cold!
I took the following photos on one of the colder days when The Great South Bay was all frozen up in places.
Much as I love the snow, I can’t wait for the warmer weather to get here!