The studio was way too hot for me today. Spent the morning there, split for lunch with a friend, and came home to the pool and AC.
Call me a coward, I don't care.
To answer a couple of questions. That is Sydney in the header, both pics......don't tell MISS PUSS. Syd does look a lot like Bubbalee/Pearl. She also looks like Kizzy. The short answer is that there are a whole bunch of tigers in the feral cat community in Kingsbury.
The header is marvelous, isn't it???
Thank you to Di over at www.theblueridgegal.com She is the best!
I have a friend, who is having a tough time with depression. Not bad enough that it is hotter than the hinges of hell, she is having trouble getting out of her own way. She has no interest....in anything.
I feel badly for her. But how can I help?
She says that everything feels dark, and dismal, and hopeless, and pointless. And that wherever she is, she doesn't want to be there. So she goes some place else, and doesn't want to be there.
She is agitated by the least little thing. Mostly, she has no tolerance for people.
I asked her if she was safe. She said she was.
In spite of having some pretty disturbing thoughts, she loves her life, and only wants to feel better.
I remember my Dad, when he was depressed. It went on for a year and a half. He was hospitalized many times, because he DID want to hurt himself.
I can understand totally why someone wouldn't want to relate that kind of information. I worry about my friend. She knows that if she says too much, they'll have her in the psych ward.
I hope she knows what she is doing. She is usually one of the most positive people I know. I guess depression can happen to anyone.
The worst thing, she says, is that even those close to her that say they understand, don't. Not really. They create and allow circumstances that would drive a person crazy on a good day, and feeling as bad as she does, she feels like she is being pushed into a tight corner. Inside, she is screaming, and yet she can't bring herself to say much at all.
She is a strong person, and sometimes that makes it pretty impossible for people to believe that she is not doing well.
I may be the only one who really understands. It is good to have friends.
On a happier note.....here are my grandkids.......when they went to horse camp a couple of weeks ago. Thank goodness it was not as hot as it is now.
Stay cool. Whatever you do.