I've been feeling in a dip these past couple of days, which is no doubt in reaction to the hypo manic period, but I hate to write about it, even though today I felt like crying every time someone so much as pointed at me and I did shed quite some tears spontaneously. I felt overburdened suddenly by everything and incapable of dealing with the most simple things, such as being creative during creative therapy. I had a good cry there and everybody was very supportive and didn't think it was odd for a normally cheerful person to have a tearful few moments. It wasn't a very productive class for me this morning, but I stayed and did my best to make something of it.
I went home to walk the Überhund, who must have picked up on my mood, because he was being very disagreeable and wouldn't listen unless I got very stern with him, which I dislike doing, but I had to. He wanted to walk into the street right in front of the traffic.
I got rid of the Norton Virus Scanner and downloaded the free AVG 8.0 virus scanner, which I have had in the past and which many people assured me was better than Norton. Then I ran a complete virus scan, but it only found some cookies and it took 40 some minutes to run the complete scan. I was watching it scan while drinking coffee and saw things come by that I had no need off and uninstalled them after it was done scanning. I saw Ubuntu come by too, which made me think and later on I saw how much space it took up and that made me think some more.
Then I had to go to the meeting with my SPN and the ergo therapist and discuss with them how things are going with me and the different therapies so my SPN is informed about what is going on with me. I had several tearful moments there as well, but the kind that make you feel better, I think, and it was decided that I should take baby steps and not run and that I should add dance therapy to my curriculum. I will start with that this week.
The road ahead can be as long as it needs to be, I don't need to go running head over heels down it. I can take my time.
Then, when I came home, I did something that felt very good to me and that I experienced as a liberating deed. I uninstalled Ubuntu and it was very easy. All I did was find the program and go to the uninstall button and click on it and the thing was done. It was mighty good. I think the borderliner in me doesn't like big changes and this was too big a change. I couldn't cope with it and it kept nagging me, not even in the back of my mind, but very much in the frontal lobes.
So, now I am back to the comfortable chaos that is Windows and that I know so well. Don't ever be fooled by me, I will tell you that I like fun and adventure, when I really like comfort and familiarity.
I abhor changes in my environment and everything that does change has to be done in little increments so that I can get used to it. Like having your husband suddenly not there again isn't a big thing, right? Well, maybe it wasn't.
So, anyway, that was what my day was like and the dip isn't over yet, but I'm fighting it. I think I will go grocery shopping now, even though it is after 7 pm. Well, why not, it will keep me occupied.