Follow up and Day Hospital

I’m upset so might I well blog about it, right?

Besides, I suppose I owe you all an update on my mental health.

I am home now. This is how it happened:

First, I got off ward privileges. It meant I could go for walks up to an hour a day, as long as I remained on the hospital grounds. That meant I could get a reasonably good coffee from Second Cup and enjoy the lovely Fall weather.

Then I got a day pass, which I spent with my daughter. I came home, play with the kitties, shaved my legs and my armpits, fell human again, and went for a lovely walk along the canal.

Last, I got a weekend pass. That meant going home on Friday at 2 pm and coming back to the hospital on Sunday at 9 pm. Then I’d be evaluated on Monday morning and it everything went well, go home.

Well, everything did go well, and I came home on October the 7th – now and outpatient, with a bunch of medication and an appointment for the Day Hospital program at the Civic Campus for October 16. Yes, that’s today. I’ll get to it in a bit.

Incidentally, during that weekend, my daughter and I finally went to see Star Wars Identities, the Star War exhibit at the Aviation & Space Museum. It was out of this world (pun intended). I highly recommend it if it ever goes to your town and if you are a Star Wars fans and a geek like me.

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Earth calling the SSG


I know you’ve been holding your breath waiting anxiously to hear from me since my last post. Sorry it took me so long but the internet connection is wonky here at Cloud 9 and the roaming rates are just ludicrous.

As it turns out, there is poutine, ice cream, dinosaurs, padlocks, zip lining and lovely walks in heaven. Plenty of squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, geese and gulls too. Oh, and beer tasting. Yeah.

I will be back on Earth this Sunday *Sad Puppy face* but in the mean time, let me tell you, being this happy is beyond awesome. I highly recommend it!

In other news, my Tumblr blog turned 3 this week. Check it out. I may be biased but I think it’s kinda cool.

Summer Solstice Girl turned 3 today!


Hope you all are having a great summer. I’ll try to get up to speed with your lovely blogs some time next week.

Miss you all!

Help Me Step Up for Victims of Child Abuse

Remember my last blog post?

Well, we didn’t get enough people to fly the trainer to Ottawa so I have to go to Rochester.  I’m all signed up now.

This is my confirmation email:

Hi Claudia,

Thank you for reviewing and accepting Darkness to Light’s Facilitator Policy. Darkness to Light will now conduct a background check.  Unless you hear otherwise from D2L, you should expect that your background check was fine and that you are officially registered for your workshop on 05/04/2012  Thank you for your commitment to preventing child sexual abuse.


Erika Rowell
Program Support Coordinator

Since I’ve never killed anyone [despite the incriminating evidence]…

Just don’t try to take my birthday cake away from me

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