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Thursday, March 3, 2016

friday5: Therapy for the lower classes..

Friday 5 for March 4: Therapy

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5!  Please copy these questions to your webspace.  Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses.  Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

1. How is a therapeutic shower or bath different from a utilitarian shower or bath?  It's not.  They are all therapy.  It's those little negative ions that fill up the room... y'know?  They really help you out.  With the water shortages though I recommend long baths with lots of splashing of the water in the air.  

2. What are your therapy foods?  Do you have different kinds of therapy foods for different kinds of emotional situations?   2A.  My favorites are things I cannot eat or drink anymore.  I'm forced to go it, "cold Turkey".  Come to think of it, that turkey sounds good. 
2B. No, there are no good substitutes for ice cream, or really good french bread, a nice, big, Cadillac Margarita or Gin and tonic.  Bah, Humbug!

3. What physical activities are especially therapeutic?  Going outside and screaming but I had to give that up because, well, *nods left and right*....the neighbors... 911.. etc... Right now I'm into bargaining constantly with superior beings.  They probably wish I'd stuck to screaming outside.  At least the men in the white coats would have shot me full of something already, and put me in a padded cell.... Y'know?

4. When seeking the company of others for therapy, is it better to talk about the issue that’s causing you stress, or to talk about anything else?  Yes, and no.  I can't talk about it very long.  I'm grateful for my 911 first responders - the ones who talked me out of my tree, so to speak, and dearly love them- but after awhile I just go inside my head and try to knit through it. Trust me, it doesn't work.  The problem with that is that the darn free pattern seems sucky, and I keep making stupid mistakes.  This Stardust cardi I'm knitting makes me feel like I'm in that Greek Tragedy about Ulysses.  Only, I'm in the part of his wife, and every night I un-knit- rather than un-weave- everything I did during the day.  I'd call it a nightmare but now I know what a nightmare really is.

5. Sometimes therapy is about maintenance, not crisis.  What regular activities do you pursue for therapeutic maintenance?  I don't maintain.  I trudge and slog like the rest of the world.  This brings to mind, "Breakfast of Champions", the Movie.  I love Kilgore Trout.   ( Yes, I linked the Wiki- you see how low I've sunk?) ;p  Anyway, I love that he says "thank you" to God for giving him a Life not worth living AND the absolutely indomitable will to live it!  

Oh yes, I knit, I read the pattern, I frog.  For me, it is the only true path to insanity.  Insanity which is very under rated in a world that  already has three feet stuck in the mire of Oblivion.  Too strongly worded?  

Thanks for participating, and have a mellow weekend!  Thank you.  I'll give mellow a try again...


  1. Oh Zippi.
    Hugs, and more and lots of hugs. Scream if it helps.
    I am sorry for your pain.

    1. Oh I will Karen, and thanks for the hugs. And for listening.

  2. What a timely post! I used to go outside and scream too! Was such a great way to relieve stress. My best stress relieve now is crying. And I sure do a lot of that!!! Hang in there Zippi! Sending you a hug!

    1. Screaming into a pillow seems to work,too. You are mourning too,so hugs back and thank you for all the advice,too. And those hugs

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    1. Thank you Kwizgiver. I am finally finished knitting her cardi. I'll sew it, block, and send soon. Now that it's done, I'm slightly calmer. Hugs do help.


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