I suffer from Bipolar I, Social Phobia and Panic Disorder w/ Agoraphobia. I sometimes pop caffeine pills like they're flipping Flintstones vitamins. This is the result.

 

Help Me Play A Live Song For My Friend in Canada on Fundly

One of my online friends is suffering some serious health issues. She’s already spent way too many years of her life in and out of hospital, but this time there’s a very real possibility she won’t be coming out. Another one of my online friends has, over the years, been supported by and inspired to follow her dreams thanks to this friend, and would like to visit her in the hospital to show her in person just how much she has mattered in this friend’s life. Two of my friends, one sick and the other trying to make her happy.

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Pretty Good Year - A Bipolar Poetry Anthology by Rex Emerson Jackson (eBook) - Lulu

A friend of mine has just published a poetry eBook chronicling a year of his struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Thought a few of my followers might be interested.

So I got this place of mine in December. At the time I realized the patio was a little dirty, but it wasn’t until my slippers started making sticky sounds when I walked and my cats paws started appearing everywhere that I realized how dirty it was. Turns out the tenant who was here prior may have been allowing his dog to relieve itself on the patio, which mixed with the dirt and dust that would settle, making for this mutated goo all over the patio floor.

At first I was all “there is no way I’m going to be able to do this!”. I don’t have the ability to get down on all fours and scrub that sucker, but that’s really the only way I can think to break through the cake. For now I’ve borrowed mum’s steam mop while she’s out of town because something’s gotta be better than nothing.

In the middle of the day, when I go out for a cigarette (I know, bad habit, I’m working on it!), I take the steam mop for a run while I’m smoking. The pad lasts about two runs before it needs changing. I’ve gone through two pads so far and it’s already making an incredible difference. I don’t think it’s going to do anything for getting between the grit however, and I really, really want to get between the grit. For now though, I’m focusing on the visible cake, because I can at least see it’s pulling up the layers above the grit and that should make life easier later on.

The previous tenant didn’t clean their shower, possibly ever. I got rid of the big smudge, next up is tackling the yellowing and trim.

Magic Erasers FTW!

My place is looking just-moved-in messy and it’s driving me insane, but progress is being made. Some more random pictures from my new home for you.

So, here’s my new place so far.
Photo 1: My living room. No sofa yet, saving up for that!
Photo 2: My office area.
Photo 3: My dining area.
Photo 4: My bedroom area. That box you see in photos 1 and 2 is an expedit bookshelf that’s going in that empty space on the left, effectively separating off my bedroom area from the rest of the suite. There’s a second bookshelf just like it for the dining area.
Photo 5: My somewhat messy kitchen.

Last night was my first night sleeping in the suite. All went well, except for Shantibug staring a hole into my head at 2am causing me to wake up, but it’s her first night as well so I don’t mind.

My new carpets are in! One regular photo and two comparison photos to show just how big a difference it really is. BEAUTIFUL.

A few more pictures from my new place.

  1. Having your own door means hanging your own Christmas decorations. Mum has lost favour with this wreath, we mini-argued over hanging it last year. Well, now it’s mine, and I can hang it for as many years as I like. :P
  2. My very black curtains that need a pull or something down the centre to break them up, because I’m never going to have them open so there needs to be something there.
  3. My pretty utensil drawer with the pretty non-slip mesh stuff at the bottom in a white and black floral design that I’m in absolute love with if I could I would mesh the walllllls.
  4. I’m in absolute love with this little froggy dude! Best purchase!
  5. I installed a new toilet paper roller.
  6. My bathroom is going to be following that colour scheme. Black, white, purple and grey.