Posted by Paula on 12/11/2019, 10:54 am, in reply to "Hump Day Grats! What are YOU thankful for today? nt"
Saw two of my favorite clients last night. One, on the surface, we could not be more different, very different histories but, in all of our sessions, she's shared some of the things that bring her joy (when your depression lifts some, you can remember what brings you joy!) and they are mine, too. You never would imagine that she would love old musicals but she does as do I. She talked about her apartment and how she makes it her own, with things on the wall that make her smile or encourage her. We even shared some of the same artists and I gave her the name of someone I know she will love. The other is a 23 year old kid who I probably would have dated at that age!! Smart, soulful, inquisitive about everything! No, I don't have any romantic feelings for him! It's just stuff you think about. I do keep my boundaries clear but, at my age and experience level, I can enjoy these things. |
Sunny day, in the mid-40s
Got the lights on my Christmas tree yesterday. Hope to get the decorations on it today...taking things slowly.
Hot coffee in the morning
Having the inclination to decorate my house for Christmas and to have people over. It's been a long time since I've wanted either. But, you know what? I don't have anyone to invite over! Neighbors on either side are the ones that help me so much but they are not the kind to come over for dinner. I'd love to have the people behind me over but they have really 'disappeared.' I think she may be in the deep throes of opiod addiction. I invited Jenee and her boyfriend and my neighbors further down the street (Kat is the one who took me to some appts and changes my sheets for me). That will be fun but each is going out of town and different times, crossing like ships in the night, so that will be in January some time. Bottom line, I need to make friends and the only way that's probably going to happen is by going to a church and getting involved. Yuck!