I had a good meeting with my psychiatrist and CPN yesterday afternoon. I am back to 3 monthly checks for now. Also a reduction in olanzapine to 5mg twice a day. Hopefully I won't sleep so long in the morning and want to nap in the afternoon!
The thing is although the drugs work very well if you embrace them and rely on them to work, some of them put weight on and change your metabolism. Olanzapine is one of them and I have put on a stone over the time I have been taking it. It has also affected how energetic I feel. I realy hate any sort of gym/excercise, although I did say I would try Zumba (under pressure) yesterday.
I suppose Depakote does the same. Good thing I don't worry too much about looking thin! I think getting that stone back off would be a good thing though, so I guess I must cut back on portion size, and do some more physical stuff that metabolises some of my extra padding... yeah right!
I am going to plant some seeds today, and I think dig up that space for my third raised bed. I want some poppys, larkspur, candytuft, and night stock in my border. I might put some of the seeds in that corner bit I put to flowers a week or so back. Gird up thy loins girl and make yourself do it and stop talking about it!
I am going to put some carrot seed, Chard, Thyme, Chives into one of the raised beds. Perhaps its a bit early, but it is quite mild and the packets say plant from March/April onwards. I like small carrots, so I am growing the carrots to be used whole as those expensive baby ones. Spring onions, and some red onions as well. I can never understand why red onions are more expensive in the supermarket they grow just the same. They can be thinned out for salad onions as they grow, just like spring onions.
Well thats me. I watched the news, still no change in the world of warmongering and selling the news on the back of it. I was impressed with the French holding a long demonstration in linked hands over the use of Neuclear energy. Jersey actually buys most of it's energy from France, and this is power from Neuclear energy. We have the Flammanville reactors only twelve miles away across the sea which can be seen on a fine day.
Alderney are pioneering some underwater Turbines, which looks a very promising enterprise. There is no reason why Jersey and Gurnesey couldnt get this kind of energy. It's not like wind power that is erratic, you know when the tide is going in and out. There is such huge tidal flows in the whole area around us that It has to be one of the real options for producing clean energy. So long as it doesn't damage the wildlife I think it would be a vision for the future.