Okay, so the question was asked, what will the service dog do for me? The most famous service dogs are for the blind, not as many people know about service dogs for those with PTSD and other mental illnesses. Check out the below link to Anything Pawsable. Great article about those who have 'invisible illnesses' and a link for what service dogs do for those who have PTSD.
I love that site, I've learned so much about service dogs from them!
I'm still forcing myself to keep going. I'm not stuffing my depression, I'm acknowledging that it is there, but also that life goes on and I must go on with it.
Since coming out that I have PTSD and other mental illnesses so openly, I've had several offers from people who probably thought I was being aloof or whatever, to get together and have coffee or a play date for the kids. So I have a coffee date set for Friday and one in the works for next week. Sweet. While some people are ignoring me altogether now, others are reaching out to me, so now I know who I want in my life and who I don't. People who would look down on me because of having a mental illness, something I can't control, are people I don't want in my life anyway.
I also want to thank you, my SP friends and community for being so supportive. You rock, give yourself a hug from me!
Aunt G got back in contact with me. No one is happy that I'm back in communication with her, but (she can be.... well, she has no mental filter and if she thinks it she says it and she can say things in front of the kids, and can say rather hurtful things and not mean to), she is the only person I know who knows how to sew!! And, there is a very specific look I want, and she is the only person good enough at sewing that she can deconstruct the pictures I have on pinterest and know different patterns we can get to put together this very specific look. It's called shabby chic or mori girl. It's very popular in Japan apparently, and I love it. I will probably get very strange looks for wearing it, but I'm so in love with this fashion!! Of course I will tone it down a bit, but I totally love it and want to wear it. DH says if I go around dressed like that I need to get good enough at sewing that I can also make a wardrobe for him to match!! So excited! One of the reasons I need help is that I want to make some of the outfits out of gauzy or lacy material so that it will be cool enough to wear during the summer... I have had no success with this type of material, I just can't seem to sew with it, no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've tried all kinds of tricks I've read about, but no luck yet. But I know she knows how to sew with it. I really want to learn how to sew well, and she's not that bad most of the time. *shrug* We'll see how it goes!!
So, my new way of eating starts today!! Pescetarian all the way! I have yet to sit down and write up my rules, or guidelines on how I want to eat, but I have a general idea in mind. I just need to write it out because I do better with strict rules to follow when it comes to eating. That may feel too restrictive to some, but it works for me. I learned when I was on the VLCD medically supervised program that I can do it, and strict rules work better for me. If I know something is completely off the menu and not an option, I don't eat it, I have no problem with it as long as my mindset is that it is off limits. I can totally do that. Things like no sweets won't work because I love sweets. But if i say one sweet on Thursday's, I'll have that day to look forward to and can wait until that day. Restricting it to one and then specifying a portion size will help too. That I'm probably going to restrict to once a month, once a week is too much I think. At least for me, as a diabetic.
Hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by!!