For the most part I've been successful - even finally got to work on my first bookmark yesterday. I also had a really nice chat with my friend Vee last night. It was the first time I've chatted in over a year, and it cheered me up to talk with her. I tend to be more comfortable when I have time to think about my responses, so phone conversations, chats and face-to-face talking can be stressful. It wasn't always that way for me, but I think once the bipolar depression really settled itself in, my thinking became just a little bit slower. I still feel a bit off this morning, but like every day, I'm working on it. The scene in the photo below is what greeted me upon my first look out the window this morning, so it's not all bad!
I have a walk by the river with my mom to look forward to a little later this morning, and a fresh pot of coffee brewing. Eris shed last night, so I'll be collecting that from her tank shortly for use in some of my vials. It was the cutest thing - as soon as she was done eating last night, on my way to putting her back into her tank, she started to push her nose into my arm. Chris and I couldn't figure out what she was up to, but it turned out she was trying to use me as a shedding aid! She had gotten the skin off her jaw by the time we got her back in to use her log. Wish I had gotten a pic, she looked so funny! It was also kind of nice to know she feels so comfortable with us that she would do something like that. Most snakes tend to get very grumpy and touchy during shedding time, but Eris is just a big sweet baby. A very big sweet baby... she's now about as long as I am tall, which is a not-so-imposing 5'2". I may be exaggerating on my height by about 1/4 of an inch. :D
Hope everyone has a great day!