This morning’s one hour trip to the dentist reminded me of why I love Vermont. Surrounded by mountains, I feel safest. I’m more a mountain person than a beach person. I love the energy, the feel.
While waiting in the dental office, the overly full waiting room held 8 of us with 6 seats. I like to observe people without them knowing it, more than I seem to like talking to them lately. lol. Seriously, No longer an extrovert. A woman, sitting with her son caught my interest. I could see her watching others, watching this one man looking at who I assumed was her son. When the 23 year old son was called in for his cleaning the mother and this man who was studying the kid, and whom the mom was studying spoke, “Aspbergers” she said. And then unfolded a devine intervention between the mom and the guy who was observing her son. Apparently his employer has adopted 21 autistic children, and the mom (whom I observed), looked tired, frustrated. She shared that her husband also has aspbergers, it wasn’t determined until her son was diagnosed. I know this is how they have found people my generation’s adhd….. only after their children were diagnosed. It was an awesome conversation, I was enthralled in it. I asked the woman what she does to cope, and she jokingly (i think) said “I drink heavily”.
After about ten minutes the mom and i were alone in the waiting room and we were discussing mental illnesses, the need for education on such, how vastly and widely the spectrum of autism spanned, and just how widespread it now is.
The mom spoke to me about how she and her husband are trying to get him motivated to find his niche. She spoke of his intelligence, way above my pay grade! And she laughed when she said “he’s also very lazy”. But she said “I need to know that when I’m gone, he will be okay, and I know he can be! It was a pleasant conversation while waiting to see the Dr. The tooth I broke is going to cost well over $2500 to save. Shaking my head. May be putting a red light outside my door! lol.
The last couple of weeks I’ve done my best dealing with one thing at a time. I haven’t tried to multi task, I’m fighting off the normal Seasonal depression stuff. Easily overwhelmed, so I take things one thought, one task at a time, and when that’s done, I go to the next. Also have been doubling up on meds here and there (within reason, believe me, I’ve been on antidepresssants since I was 21. I know most of them intimately, mins and maxes, and I’ve doubled up on D3. I have a lot going on that I need to be my focus, and I’m actually craving physical exercise. That’s a rarity.
Anyway, all in all it was as good day. I’m now ready for bed as I have errands to run again tomorrow. Hope you had a nice day/evening, a renewing, refreshing nights sleep, and here’s hoping that your “tomorrow” is pleasant!!!! Good night!!!