The fog around my depression is getting better. Here are some encouraging signs.
- I weeded my perennial garden for the first time since Oliver was born. Most of the perennials are dead but it looks a lot better than it has. Somewhere in there is a symbolic victory of some sorts.
- Jordon has taken over the finances of the house completely. We have a monthly budget and a weekly budget that can not be deviated from without his consent. My life is a series of dates, numbers, and confirmation numbers but we are making headway. We are about a third way through a massive, massive, massive bill that I hid from Jordon which feels good, especially since it just about destroyed me. It will be paid off by Thanksgiving. Somewhere along the line I stopped dealing with reality with money and which means that Jordon approved the expenditure of every penny I spend… in writing (to help us track spending). I am getting there. We use Mint which means that it is really, really hard to hide money.
- Our van got stolen. I was horrible in keeping doors locked so when it went missing, I was just sick that it was my fault but the doors were locked (which sadly contributed to it being destroyed). The van was a write off but it was nice to know it wasn’t aided and abetted by me. SGI was quite easy to deal with and they appealed the value of the van so we got $300 more dollars out of it then we thought we would which was nice. $300 is $300.
- Mark is getting ready to play Kinsmen Football this season. Tonight Jordon found him a pair of football cleats for only $15 at Wal-Mart in a clearance sale. They are black and we all know that football players who wear black cleats are 17% more effective.
- For those of you who know our dog Maggi, you know that she got fat enough that the Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Walruses was stopping by to see how she was doing. She loves to eat and eat and eat. This summer Mark has been taking on her on epic walks of five to seven kilometres and now she again looks like a lean mean fetching machine.
- Jordon came out of the closet today. He told me he was a liberal. I don’t think he is that comfortable with it. Now he is a liberal that is comfortable with Brad Wall which is easier to get your head around then when he was a conservative that didn’t like Stephen Harper. Part of the process with him coming clean with his liberalness was that the Huffington Post asked him to contribute to their site. Now despite being a liberal now, he still will defend Grant Devine if pushed on it.