I've also had another run-in with toxins. I was foolhardy enough to venture into my local used book store in search of reading material one day this week.
This place used to be one of my favorite haunts. They moved to a new location and refurbished their new digs maybe a year ago. Well, the new carpet and maybe the paints and varnishes they used on the walls and shelves are still too toxic for me.
The next day my local bead shop had a one day sale and I had to go check that out.
Unfortunately, those two outings in quick succession nearly did me in. Not physically so much as mentally or emotionally. There were physical symptoms but it was the depression that really took me down. (No pun intended.) I'm still trying to get up out of that pit. Hiding out in lighthearted romance novels is a pretty safe place for me to be at the moment.
To those whose blogs I regularly read and comment on - if you're reading my blog as well - I'd just like to say that I'll be back one day soon (I hope) to catch up on all that you've been doing. Right now I just can't handle the energy and enthusiasm and productivity that I so admire in others. Sometimes reading about your activities inspires me to get up off my butt and get busy myself. Other times, like now, it just depresses me further.
Time to look for a new book...