Thanks Ginger. I have been journaling. I fill up a 140 some page notebook about every three weeks. That does help. It also helps to be reminded that my condition has a long history, and that means it won't be relieved overnight. Most days, I'm good with that. One issue is how do I reward myself for positive steps forward?
Also, the issue with the cat wasn't really with the cat. I was about the idea that I feel very "normal" at night, but not so much during the day. I was wondering if anyone else experiences that.