Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Country Living Quiz , Wow Wow



  I got an email from Country Living and there was a quiz in it so I thought , what the heck , I'll take it and see what it says..

 ::::  I'v had these items for many months , just waiting to put it all together in the great room:::: yep ,, its true~!

  Well, lemme tell ya, it hit the nail on the head with me.. In fact,  I have several of the items that are on the Rustic sample..

  The mercury glass lamp with the same shade
  The floral fabric for drapes and pillows
  The yellow ticking fabric
  The sea grass rug
  The pale taupy and the medium teal paint color
  The shutter headboard , but I'm using it for something else:)
  The lavendar- I have 7 bundles of it for a rustic basket I found at the dump... seriously, who would dump that,, sheesh..


 This was soooooooooooooo much fun and so accurate.. I'm amazed.
     Take the quiz and see if it Nails You..  either way.. let me know how ya feel about what it said... I'm curious:-)
    Enjoy...
many thanks for visiting me..
link to quiz below...  Have Fun
 
Country Living says my Style is...

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Pristine Potty



 Havin a good day ~!

 I know I know, its only 10:30 am lol..   hey, hey- I take my goodies where and when I get them ,so I feel like I should share those too.

    I've been in this new home 9 months and the truth is, I have'nt made any real decisions on how I want to decorate it.   It's a townhome and everything seems like its right under my nose, if ya know what I mean.  From the front door all the way thru to the door to the screened porch, is Viewable at all times.  oui vey~! that jewish sorta for Holy Smokes SonnyGirl ..   

this isnt mine,, I said I cleaned--didnt say I take photos this early:)
mighty purdy bathroom though, isnt it.. might have to copy some of it.   BHG  baths if ya wanna check the rest of them out.

  For an OCD gal like myself I'm pretty sure you know what that means.   I start cleaning, straigtening before my eyes are fully open... 
  If I get up to use the potty at night, ::yes I am a woman of nightly potty age::  I come back to a made up bed.. which I dont remember doing by the way...  
  On a few occasions I've actually woken up to a pristine potty, cause apparently I can squirt cleaning solution,  swooch it around with the brush and flush, with my eyes closed and with most of my brain shut off-- except that teeny tiny portion that can clean..Seriously??  yep seriously..

   Going to get my car inspected and my new sticker this afternoon- IF, I can get out the door ..   anxiety is a real pain in the patootie.:(  but for the moment- I'm having a GOOD DAY and I hope your having one too..

  in my best Mae West voice,
Come Back and See Me, Sometime  :: sly grin and a lil bat of the lashes..::
 I may not always be a fun read but it'll be honest and sincere.

Sonny G

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm Wishing You Knew- Part 1


Sharing this very important article is a very difficult thing for me to do..  I have always been known as the Boss,  the person in charge, the one who comes up with a workable answer,  the Funny one, the successful one, the sweet one, the one who takes an idea and brings it to fruition and never breaks a sweat..   All those things are true, but what no one knew was that I did it while suffering from a very painful and all encompassing disease~  Bipolar, manic depressive disorder ~!

   I had/have loving people in my life,  raised two happy normal children who are now adults and beneficial in the world, ran three successful businesses, built people their dream homes, remained professional at all times and even in childhood was always known as "The Perfect Child" by my parents , family and all their adult friends...
 Just goes to show how very smart and perceptive kids are cause they knew something was very wrong..  more on this in part 2 or 7 or however far I can get with this.  Not making any promises because -- I cant...

 The article below says more than I possibly could.
 I think the only thing they left off was the fact that, like any other disease  or disorder, you CANNOT pray this away.!  
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What I Wish People Knew About Depression

I wish people knew that depression is complex, that it is a physiological condition with psychological and spiritual components, and therefore can’t be forced into any neat and tidy box, that healing needs to come from lots of kinds of sources and that every person’s recovery is different.
I wish people knew that depression doesn’t happen in a vacuum and is part of an intricate web of biological systems (nervous, digestive, endocrine, respiratory), that depression is about the gut as well as the brain, the thyroid and the nerves, that we would have better health in this country if we approached depression with a holistic view.
I wish people understood that untreated depression can increase the risk of developing other illnesses, that a 2007 Norwegian study found that those participants with significant depression symptoms had a higher risk of death from most major causes, including heart disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses (such as pneumonia and influenza), and conditions of the nervous system (like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis).
I wish people would offer those who struggle with depression the same compassion they offer to friends with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, or any other socially acceptable illness, that they’d question those discriminations and judgments reserved for disorders that fall under the umbrella of “mental illness.”
I wish people knew that depression wasn’t something that can be cured by participating in a 21-day meditation series with Deepak Chopra or Eckhart Tolle on Oprah.com, and that although mindfulness efforts can certainly help, it’s possible to have consistent, chronic death thoughts even after years of developing a meditation practice.
I wish people knew you could be grateful and depressed at the same time, that gratitude can coexist with a mood disorder.
I wish people knew that, despite impressive research on neuroplasticity and our brain’s capability of changing, it is unfair to expect a person to undo depression by merely thinking happy thoughts, that the science is new and while a person can be mindful of forming new neural passageways, he can’t change a lamp into an elephant overnight, just as he can’t un-think a tumor from happening.
I wish people knew that medications don’t provide all the answers. They can begin the healing process and allow the other hard work to be done, but aren’t capable of fixing everything.
I wish people knew that millions of people don’t respond to medications, and that, while brain stimulation technologies offer hope for treatment-resistant depression, these persons are dealing with a different kind of beast altogether and should not be blamed for their chronic illness.
I wish people knew that a depressed person is capable of fake laughing for two hours through a dinner only to go home and Google “easiest ways to get cancer,” that most depressed persons deserve Academy Awards for outstanding acting, and that it can be practically impossible to pick up on the desperation and sadness in a person who wants so badly to die because chances are she is the one cracking jokes in a crowd.
I wish people knew that depression isn’t caused by constipated energy in the crown (or seventh) chakra or by the possession of demons in the soul, that neither reiki nor an exorcism is likely to cure it.
I wish people knew that the endorphins from exercise are as close as a depressive will get to an anesthesia for pain but that it’s possible to swim 5,000 yards a day or run seven miles a day and still be suicidal, that a sad swimmer can fill up her goggles with tears.
I wish people knew that while yoga is helpful for some, a person can walk out of the studio just as depressed as she was before Namaste.
I wish people knew how essential diet was to treating depression, but that you can eliminate gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar from your diet — you can exist on green smoothies — and still be depressed, that fish oil, vitamin B 12, and a good probiotic could very well improve your mood, but that they aren’t magical elements.
I wish people knew that the worst part about depression is the sheer loneliness, the inability to express the anguish that rages within, and that the smiley-face culture we live in worsens that loneliness because depressed persons are so scared to tell the truth.
I wish people knew that persons who struggle with depression aren’t lazy, uncommitted, and weak, that they are not trying to get attention.
I wish people knew that depressed brains looked different on high resolution X-rays, that when experts scanned the brains of depressed people, they discovered that the front lobes of the brain displayed lower activity levels than those in non-depressed patients, that there are breakdowns in normal patterns of emotional processing, that depression can be associated with the loss of volume in parts of the brain and can inhibit the birth of new brain cells, which is why renown psychiatrist Peter Kramer believes it is the “most devastating disease known to mankind.”
I wish people knew that taking one’s life can feel like sneezing to a severely depressed person, that it can be a mere reaction to the body’s strong message, that after fighting a sneeze for years and years, some people simply can’t not sneeze anymore, that they should not be condemned or demonized for sneezing.
I wish people knew that the hardest thing some persons will ever do in this lifetime is to stay alive, that just because staying alive comes easily to some, it doesn’t mean arriving at a natural death is any less of a triumph for those who have to work so very hard to keep breathing.
I wish people knew that the best thing you can do for a person who suffers from depression is to believe him or her.
I wish people knew that sometimes depression is triggered by something and sometimes it’s not, that sometimes one small thing is needed to pull a person out of darkness, and sometimes everything is unable to, that sometimes the only thing you can do is to wait for symptoms to subside.
I wish people knew that depression comes and it goes, and in its ebb and flow are found pockets of peace that can sustain a person for the journey.
I wish people knew, more than anything else, that there is hope.

  here is the link to the article itself::
what I wish you knew 
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    I have chosen to turn on the "Moderate" option on my blog.
 I will NOT allow a few misinformed commenter's to do harm to those who may come here to share their own story of this illness .

    Be kind, be tolerant , be respectful.. 
Sonny G