After almost two years on Prozac I stopped taking it. It helped me through one of the worst times in my life but it was time to let go.
It’s been over 2 months now since I quit and I couldn’t feel better.
My life changes have plenty to do with it but I feel so much better about myself.
I feel free. No panic attacks. No depression. Just ….. Roxy
Wishing good mental health to all my readers.
When vacationing on Hilton Head Island I found a great place called The Frosty Frog. They are known for their tasty and strong daiquiris made with grain alcohol.
They make the best crab cakes I’ve ever had! If you order the crab cake sandwich you get a side of Deviled Egg Potato Salad. After years of searching I came up with something similar and yummy even though its not the same.
Let me know what you think when you try it!
Deviled Egg Potato Salad
- 3/4 c mayonnaise
– 3 tbsp cider vinegar
– 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
– 1 1/2 tsp sugar
– 3/4 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 3 pounds cooked small boiling potatoes
– 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
– 3/4 c finely chopped sweet onion
– 3/4 c finely chopped celery
– Paprika (optional)
Hard boil the eggs. Allow to cool in cold water before peeling skins off.
Boil the potatoes with skins on. When cool peel and chop into bite sized pieces.
For the dressing:
Whisk together mayo, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper into a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the prepared potatoes.
Add the onion, celery and eggs. Stir and sprinkle with paprika if desired. Cover and chill in fridge at least 2 hours or overnight for best taste.
What Christmas means to me:
Good food, family and the spirit of giving. That is the simplest explanation of why I celebrate. I am not religious.
I love the holiday movies with favorites being ‘A Christmas Story’ (24 full hours every year) ‘Christmas Vacation’ and ‘Elf’.
I love Christmas music, particularly punk rock Christmas music.
I love making a big dinner for people. Even better with helping hands to put more love into the meal.
I love giving gifts. I’ve never felt I was too over the top. I always choose items I think the other person would want or need. If you just pick something to give something I don’t see the point.
I had everything I wanted this Christmas.
This was the best Christmas ever!
Enjoy my new favorite Christmas song to go with my first year living in a beach town
Christmas in the Sand
Merry Christmas from my family to yours
How did I get so lucky? I live in an amazing beach city, with amazing weather and with an amazing guy. With the guy being the absolute best part of it all.
Everything that led me up to today was worth it. All the pain, tears, heartache, and even the depression have made me who I am, and have led me to the life I now have.
Nothing is ever perfect in life but I have learned to enjoy and appreciate what I have. I have someone by my side. He loves me, for me. He is good to my kids, that aren’t his. If I died tomorrow I will have died a happy and full of life woman.
We bring out the best in each other. Playful bickering, teasing, tickling, and acting like general goofballs is the highlight of everyday.
The world is our “room”.
I amazed every morning when I wake up and see him by my side.
I am amazed that we fell into this insta family so easily.
I am amazed at the sky every day as I see the clouds and palm trees.
I am amazed that my kids, while they miss Pittsburgh, have adjusted rather well.
I am amazed that life can be so wonderful.
The other day he asked me what I wanted for my birthday to which I responded, “I have everything I need.” I meant it, I didn’t want nor expect anything. I’m like that, gifts dont make a birthday. All I wanted was to visit the beach and spend the day with him.
It’s 3:30 pm on my birthday and I have already had the best birthday I can remember.
My guy works until midnight so I was sleeping when he got home last night. He woke me up to a gift. He knew it was something I wanted.
My kids all remembered my birthday which made me happy :). I still have many friends to thank on facebook for the birthday wishes as well.
My guy isn’t fond of the beach so it meant so much to me that he was willing to take me this morning and sit there with me.
He took me to breakfast at my favorite place for my favorite meal, Fresh fruit crepes at First Watch.
We finished off they day swimming in the pool before he went to work.
I don’t expect anything from you my love but know that it was an awesome day, thank you! I love you more everyday!