Those 70ish girls…A shining shiner

I thought this would be a good time to write an update on a blog I posted a couple of weeks ago. My mental health has been stable, and I am more grateful than I can say. To anyone out there who suffers from depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, please remember there are qualified people out there who can help. I sought help, and I am sure glad I did. I learned a valuable lesson. I never want to feel that way again, so the most important thing to remember is self-care in the form of rest, healthy food (as much as practical), and exercise. If I am doing all of those things plus saying my prayers and still dread the day before me, then I will seek help. A check-up from the neck up can be a good thing. The mind is fragile.

Kip is doing great 3 weeks out from his back surgery! He’s on track to begin traveling on the 1st of August. He was released from Home Health last week but continues to do his exercises.

Yesterday, I was trying to tighten up our Jeep’s seat covers, and an elastic strap got away from me and gave me quite the shiner. I had contacts in, but I must have blinked just as the strap hit. After yelling,” I think I’m blind!!” I settled down and realized it only hurts when I laugh, which is when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.

Love the eyeliner, but the other eye doesn’t match.

Nellie and Rylie must find life with us is pretty exciting. They’ve had a few chances to run away, but decided better of it and came back. I’ll sure be happy when Kip will be able to help out more with the walking chore. They get 4 long walks a day. (The joy of RV living with no fenced yard.) We try to take them to a pasture in the middle of downtown Ben Wheeler for a leashless run every day.

Well, this is sounding like a Christmas letter. As Mom used to say, “Enough about me, how did you like my last movie!”

We put up a flag yesterday. I got it for Kip for his August birthday and finally got a holder.

3 thoughts on “Those 70ish girls…A shining shiner

  1. lifelessons May 20, 2023 / 1:02 am

    OMG Mary! So glad you closed your eye! Bungees with a hook on the end can pack quite a wallop. oxox


    • Mary Francis McNinch May 20, 2023 / 10:45 am

      It hurt when it hit. I was very lucky my eyeball wasn’t injured. I had contacts in, too.


  2. Balance Thy Life May 19, 2023 / 1:29 pm

    This is a great reminder that seeking help for mental health can make all the difference. It’s important to take care of ourselves and know when it’s time to get professional support. Thank you for sharing your experience.
    founder of balance thy life


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