A complaint I often hear regarding anti-depressants, they seem to rob us of our personality. Since I would make a great candidate for Top Queen of Denial in some aspects of my life, I don’t pay attention to the side effects, except the ones which will cause serious health issues. Like the fact that one I’m currently ingesting has an adverse reaction if grapefruit is added to the mix.
In other words, I try to live my life. The alternative was hell, and I’m not going back there. So, I work around the side effects. It can be done, either that, or I’m a freak. I’m taking Prozac, Wellbutrin, Lamictal, and Xanax (when needed). All have their own set of side effects which I have chosen to ignore–except the serious ones tied to Lamictal–a mood stabilizer.
Who knew I had a functioning brain contained in the space between my ears.
This morning I overslept. A serious oversleep for me. So my day is screwed. Of course, I must dilly dally on the computer before actually following my to-do list, but sometimes we have to do what we have to, in order to make it through the day.
I have read a couple of heartwarming stories this morning. Tears filled my eyes, and fell down my cheeks. Oh, how wonderful these tears aren’t from sadness of unknown origins. They are tears of empathy and happiness for the beautiful people I’m privileged to know.
Anyway, to lighten my day so that I don’t fall into the pit of depression because I misinterpret my tears – yes, I can screw it up to that extent – I’m sharing a story which has left me chuckling for days.
The last couple of days, this is what I’m seeing out the window while washing dishes.
This little thief isn’t very afraid of us. In fact, he is quite defiant. He has chewed off part of the feeder, which makes it rust, and he scares off the birds.
These dudes, and dudette, are on squirrel watch, but they sorely fail at their duties.
This is what I’m enjoying when the squirrel is chased off. Also, I have finally found a use for the quiche pan I never use. It actually makes a great bird bath.
Some bitching while waiting for a turn.
The bonus to these photos, I’m learning more and more about depth of field as well as where I should set my camera’s focal point. I also have a little nag telling me I need to seriously learn a thing or two about Lightroom and Photoshop.
…..and to quit shooting through the window, or at least clean them.
I hope you find some stories to touch your heart today, and find something to chuckle about. Even if it is one microscopic bit of light.