Recovery Week 183 In Review

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Salted Lithium Week One Hundred and Eighty-Three


Eventually, and I truly believe this is possible, I will reach a point where writing these “Week In Review” posts will happen seven days apart, and even regularly on a Sunday. At the very least I do not think these goals are entirely impossible.

I also believe it is quite probable that I shall manage to write posts between “Week In Review” posts.

It finally cooled off. The week long mini-heatwave broke towards the end of the week, or just in time for me to not have to buy an air conditioner. The “Lithium headaches” continued for a couple of days regardless of temperature — they’re not constant throughout the day, more like twenty minutes of brain throbbing.

But everything’s good now. I think I’ve finally been able to move past the horrible finale for Lost, or maybe that’s just the cool air. We did find an air conditioner for my girlfriend’s apartment, it was a hand-me-down from her aunt. So Victor and his older brother have a safe place for the next heatwave.

Which, hopefully, won’t happen until they’re both in college somewhere and spending their own damn money on the electrical bills.

Due to a major malfunction on my part — I ran out on Saturday night, I missed three doses of the Metformin, and two doses of the Wellbutrin. But everything’s back on track now.


The Lists From Week One Hundred and Eighty-Two:


Five Strangest Search Terms Used To Find Salted Lithium:

5) ı fuck fınnly
4) i wish my grandmother would die
3) møk n0
2) lithium turns to zombie
1) my girl friend squeeze milk to my face

Honourable Mentions: bristol palin condo


Top Five Salted Posts For Week 182:

5) Straw Man Arguments Against The Evolution Of Mental Health
4) With No Consequences For Her Abuse My Grandmother Takes Over Once Again
3) Salted Lithium Recovery Week 182 In Review
2) After Thirty Years Today I Finally Told My Grandmother To Go Fuck Herself
1) How Being Raped Has Effected My Sex Life


The Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week:

5) Exact Science
4) Hella Stella
3) The Bitter Guy
2) Seaneen
1) My Journey With Aids


The Past Week In General:

I spent a good chunk of the past week purging my apartment of stuff.

My village is having it’s annual town-wide yard sale this weekend, and I’ll have a table on my parents’ lawn. In addition to the forty books, eighty CD’s, twenty-five DVD’s, two obsolete computer systems and a dining room table I’ll be “selling”, so far I’ve also gotten rid of almost thirty pairs of torn black socks.

I think one of the only reasons I’m guaranteed not to appear on A&E’s “Hoarders” are the limitations imposed on my by my apartment walls.

I also managed to figure out the nearly impenetrable wall that is by-law enforcement. My neighbour has a fire pit, the smoke from his weekend fire parties always manages to get into my apartment. Someone, wrongly, told me the by-law officer would need a photo of the fire pit in action.

Turns out you can make the complaint anonymously. Which would have been a lot easier than listening to my neighbour go insane when I pulled my camera out.


by-law: No person shall set or maintain an open-air fire or closed fire when the wind or atmospheric condition carries the smoke over other residential properties causing any impairment or discomfort to persons and animals and/or damage to neighbouring properties


While the heatwave was still in effect, and before the air conditioner was installed, my girlfriend and I took Victor to Ottawa to hang out at the St. Laurent Mall. We bought Victor a bunch of new toys and gadgets — he’s getting huge now. He’ll be six months old and 20lbs soon.

We also picked up a foam Iron Man rocket for his older brother. You pump air into it and the thing shoots up forty to fifty feet straight into the air. I’ve got photos of the little dude playing with it that are just too cool.

Our basement neighbour’s have finally moved out. And when they did they turned off the hot water heater. It took the landlord three days to fix the problem. Having a cold water shower, when it’s 40C outside and 45C inside, is one of my favourite things.

Having them when the temperature has dropped twenty degrees, not so much.

…and I busted my blender. I was too ambitious with the smoothie ingredients. Just too much goodness for the little engine to handle.


Photo Of My Week:

salted photo of the week


Coming In Week 184:

It’s my grandfather’s eighty-eighth birthday this weekend… my girlfriend’s having problems with her thyroid, so we’ve got appointments this week… hopefully I get the dishes done by Friday… and I start my next “Week In Review” on Wednesday.




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at
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3 Responses to Recovery Week 183 In Review

  1. zoom says:

    I love the caption on that photo of the week.
    By the way, did you quit Facebook?

  2. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks, and I did. I’ve got fourteen days to change my mind, but I doubt I will. I was just writing a post about it… sorry you didn’t get the notice, I posted a status update, then I sent out a notice using Facebook’s email function — which only allows for a message to be sent to 16 people at a time, so for the first bit I wasn’t including people I blog with, then I changed my mind later on, so some people got the message twice, and some didn’t get one.

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