Good Mood & Good Times
The past two days I have been in such a good mood. I got to spend the weekend hanging out with my mom (and boyfriend) despite all the Coronavirus restrictions and chaos.
Saturday, I went over to my moms’ house with my boyfriend to do some of my laundry and we ended up hitting around some golf balls in her yard. It was so much fun! I really enjoyed myself. We were even aiming the balls at each others (but not hard!). We also went for a long walk with my moms’ two beautiful dogs, Sadie and my baby Max.
She made us some amazing spaghetti and by the time I left it was around maybe 5 or 6 p.m. and it was time to go home to feed my cat, Jasper.
I was just in an amazing mood all day Saturday. It’s the first time in a while where I wasn’t totally up and down all day. Maybe I was almost even a little manic. Either way, I had a great time.
The only down side to hunching over a golf club is that it totally killed my back. I was in a lot of pain afterward but my good day was worth the pain.
Today was also another really good day. I woke up at 6 a.m. and was wide tf awake. I had even just gone to bed a few hours earlier around 1:30 in the morning. Again, I think I may have been a bit manic still. So, I text my mom and asked her if she was “wakey wakey” and she replied back with, “Yes, why are you up?” So, I called her and asked her to pick me up earlier than planned and she was up for it!
My mom picked me up around 7 a.m. and we went back to her house. We played Words With Friends against each other, ate breakfast, and just hung out until my boyfriend came over around 11 a.m. Then, we ate lunch, chilled, talked, and just hung out for a while.
We ended up going for a walk with the pups again. Then we rested for a moment before going out to my moms’ backyard to play some badminton (the game with the little birdie – technical term is shuttlecock but I like birdie better – and tennis looking rackets). I had such a blast! I don’t think I have moved that fast in a long time as I did while chasing the birdie around her yard and trying to hit it back and fourth.
We were outside for an hour or two – we kinda lot track of time while having a good time – and while I had so much fun, I seriously paid for it afterward, though.
I was in an incredible amount of pain and was redder than a lobster so my mom and boyfriend told me to stop playing without using words; they put away the rackets and birdie. I just love playing badminton so much because it reminds me of back in my teen years when I used to be able to play tennis.
My back ached something horrible, my hand – the one I had surgery on just under 8 weeks ago – was killing me and twitching on its own, and I just overall felt mentally great but physically horrible. Having chronic pain can really blow. But, again, the pain was worth the amazing time that I had hanging out with my mom and boyfriend!
I am still feeling a little manic-ish, talkative, and wide awake – and it’s going on 10:30 p.m. For the past few weeks, I have been drained of energy and then BAM! Saturday rolls around and I have more energy then a little kid on a sugar rush! What’s up with that, right?
I felt more alive this weekend than I have in a long time and it came out of no where. I’m just glad I got to enjoy the weekend with two of my favorite people!
On another note, my best friend, Jazmine, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy yesterday (April 4th). I don’t want to say much more than that until she is out of the hospital and ready to blog about it herself! However, thanks to the Coronavirus, no one is allowed to go to the hospital to visit them. Perhaps she was even lucky enough to have the baby’s father there at this point. I can’t wait to meet the little guy myself! Let me just say that he is so adorable from the pictures that I have seen.
I am always blogging about how depressed and down I feel, so I really wanted to share what a good mood I was in and about the good time I had this weekend!
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