Friday, September 12, 2008

And Now for a Rational Day

Daughter slept in her own bed all night last night. She helped with the garage sale. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was raining all day, and less than half of the planned sales took place. We didn’t sell very much.

She was on an even keel, and there were no signs of voices. Then, tonight the amazing thing happened. She decided that moving out is not a realistic goal. Instead, she wants to work on keeping her room clean with the goal of earning a move back into the large bedroom. She thinks if she can do it for 5 months I should be willing to allow her to shift back to the other room. She wants me to make her a chart so she can keep track.

She says she’s not ready to manage her diabetes on her own. She says that the people she had selected as house mates are not dependable and she can’t trust them. She doesn’t think it would be a good idea to live with them.

How long will this last? I have no idea. If I’m lucky, it will last through Monday, and maybe Psychiatrist can tweak her medication so that her mood will be more stable. She’s sleeping in my room tonight, but she says that is because she has things on her bed from her sorting and cleaning and she didn’t want to clear it off tonight. She’s planning to get up at 5:00 tomorrow morning to continue the cleaning. She often has such big plans. Occasionally, she actually gets up that early. If she does, she’d better not wake me.

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