As you can see, I don't much feel like sleeping today, so I'm doing this meme I saw at Craft Apple. I like tagging myself. It's so not pathetic. Hee.
M is for medicine. I take a lot of it. I'm bipolar and take four different meds to keep myself under control. I have absolutely no qualms about sharing that with the general public, because I hate that there is such a stigma still attached to mental illnesses, when it's no more my 'fault' than diabetes or lupus is for someone else. I take other meds as well, but this is the one I wanted to discuss openly here and on an ongoing basis.
E is for enthusiasm. I'm a pretty enthusiastic person. I sometimes wonder if I'm just an exciteable person or if it's the manic part of being bipolar. I think I'm just that way, because I'm on a pretty even keel now that I'm taking Abilify for the mania. Like Chloë said, I 'smiel' a lot, and my most prized award was receiving "Class Giggler" in third grade. I just really like what I really like, and I want everyone else to like it, too. I don't even know if I'm getting my point across here!
L is for lazy. In my baby book, my mother said I was a bit on the lazy side, and I still am to this day. I'm not much of a do-it-yourselfer: I hire someone to clean my house, I'm strongly considering hiring someone to weed my garden, and I often try to devise ways to get out of things I should be doing. I'm so not proud of that, and I work incessantly to try and overcome it, but it is what it is.
A is for allergies. This should come as no surprise to anyone who's been reading here for a while, but I am suddenly allergic to everything. I'm on a quest now to find out if there's an underlying culprit - everything I'm told and read points to an autoimmune disorder.
N is for new. I love anything new. I like traveling to new places, I like living in a new home, I like getting new office/knitting/scrapping/you-name-it supplies. This brings back "excitement" because I literally lose sleep being overjoyed over any new thing or experience, future or current. "Change" should be my middle name.
I is for ice cream. What else? My grandfather's proudest accomplishment, he would say, is teaching my sister and me how to eat ice cream. He was big on his butter pecan (do they even make that anymore?) but my favorites are chocolate peanut butter and mint chocolate chip. My birthday is not complete without an ice cream cake, and I'm trying my best to make sure my kids feel the same way. Rob's a dud - he likes plain chocolate cake with no frosting - but if my kids grow up enjoying the frozen treat as much as I do, it would make me and their great-grand so pleased!
E is for emotional. I've been told by a reliable source that I feel all of my emotions more strongly than the average person. I hurt deeper, I get angrier, I love harder, I fear intensely. I've always thought myself a bit of a crybaby, which is annoying, but I also frequently laugh until my guts hurt, and I guess it evens out.
Wow. That was harder to do than I thought it would be. If you read this and want to play along, consider yourself tagged! Just let me know if you do in the comments, so I can go and read it.