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Can one function too well? - 03/21/2013
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While I'm recovering from back surgery, Greg's mom has been staying with us, ostensibly to help. However, I'm certain that having my tension level about to explode out of my brain every day is not helpful to healing. She's a get-on-your-knees-to-scrub-the-floor type of cleaner, not a gently-shove-the-kitty-around-the-floor-to-pick-up-dust type of cleaner. While I greatly appreciate having a spotless home, I do not, however, appreciate someone telling me my utility room isn't pretty enough and then proceeding to put away everything in different "more efficient" spots. I didn't know utility rooms were supposed to be pretty, really? (Definition of utility from the Dictionary.com site "... designed chiefly for use or service rather than beauty, high quality, or the like...."). It then occurred to me, while this woman may have heard a mention of the fact that I have bipolar disorder, she has no idea what that means. She's also never seen me in the throes of an episode. What she sees is the woman who makes, keeps track of, and takes her to all her doctor appointments. The woman who keeps track of all her medications and makes sure they're refilled on time. The woman who, in the midst of an unobvious-to-others manic episode made over 15 loaves of bread, a couple chicken pot pies, chicken noodle soup, chili and other miscellaneous foodstuffs for the freezer over a period of two weeks before surgery. To her, I'm a very competent and awe-inspiring woman (her ideal of me is quite diffi...

Can one function too well?



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