I was gone from my blog longer than I expected, but I am back now :).
Several things have contributed to my absence, the most recent being a problem with the wiring in my house.
My home was built in the 1960's, and at a time when copper was a bit more expensive, so the builders decided to make the electrical wiring out of aluminium.
And here is the result, 50 or so years later...
Oh, nice and toasted.
Look how gorgeous those yellow melted caps and that crisped insulation looks!
White wires? What white wires? I think you mean roasted chestnut.
The rusting also adds a certain je ne sais quoi, don't you think?
I didn't even notice the browning on the outside, but you can see how it roasted the plug:
The inside of this one was another burnt mess.
Thankfully the third outlet in my room is fine (so far o.o;).
The rest of the outlets in the upstairs part of the house will have to be checked out, but at least the ones in the basement are okay, as they were re-done in copper.
I had to sleep on the couch for two nights because of the burning plastic scent that filled my room. I wonder how many brain cells I killed just from that alone.
I've also gone down another jump on some of my meds, and that really interferes with my sleep. My sleeping schedule hadn't recovered yet from my last decrease of medicine, and this has thrown it for a loop all over again.
BUT! My mind feels much clearer now, and I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. I am really glad that I made the decision to get off of the drug that was making me feel worse, despite other people thinking that I just needed to increase it, over and over again. (I realised that it made my symptoms much worse; the ones I was taking the meds for to begin with! I had to increase the dose over and over again, and in turn I kept getting worse and worse. I am so glad that I am not wasting more years of my life suffering because of this drug and my bad reaction to it!)
While I am all for trusting your doctor's advice and making sure that you do things safely and with their consent, remember that your body is your own, and YOU are the one that has to live in it.
I have only one more jump left to get off of the drug completely, which is great because it has taken me almost all year to get down as far as I have.
During my absence from the blogging world, I actually took almost a full 48 hours away from computers (and no T.V., either). It was a welcomed break, to be honest. I spend way too many hours on the computer each day, and that has to change.
I was able to do a lot around my house in this amount of time, and purge a lot of unnecessary things that I had. I will be dedicating an entire post about that this week, so be sure to stay tuned! :D
I also have been picking up my reading habit again, which I am glad to do. I love reading!!
Thank you for sticking around, and I hope that you have an awesome night! :D