Feeling good today. One day my head is clear, and I have lots of energy. The next day my brain is fuzzy and I have no energy. Have no idea why. Maybe it's just advancing age. On my up days I go full speed for as long as I can, the nexy day I crash.oh, well. I am learning to accept the down times and just let myself relax and chill. I could not have a day job except for p/t at this point, but I do want to counsel p/t if i can find the right slot.
What I am experiencing could just be a symptom of fast-cycling Bipolar. I can live with that since I am in treatment and am functioning OK generally. My weight is stable now but I hope to lose 10 pounds by the end of the month.
So Linda and I for our anniversary are going to keep it simple: go out to dinner, throw the I Ching, maybe watch a movie and hopefully some intimacy!
I keep fantasizing that the Republicans are reasonable and less extreme and willing to work w/Obama and Democrats for the sake of the country. I am scared for our country but will do what I can for Obama till November. What I can is limited, but something: a modest contribution, phone banking nationally a half hour at a time, and writing letters to the editor and columns.
My writing is going okay. But I continue to see more outlets. I would like to do an open mic this week, maybe at a new venue.
Still looking for that special outdoor basketball court surrounded by families and soccer fields and playground equipment and some players for 21, yet enough time alone to just shoot around.
Things bothering me: people who prosletize, think their s___ doesn't stink, are snarky, are controlling. Hope I don't come across that way.
I will find "When I Said I Do," by Vince Gill today and play it for Linda. tonight.
Hope to find a spiritual community. Linda is Baha'i but I don't feel led in that direction.
Asheville is great but too hot lately, In my column published this week I said that I appreciate the diversity of Asheville, mountain culture, Southern culture, Northern transplants, artists, musicians, writers, blue collar folks, the working poor, Christians, alternative religions. What I call for is tolerance on the part of all, but it is far from universal here. But not terrible in that regard either.
Have a good day.