I started feeling sick eleven days ago. I’m on day 7 of antibiotics. My husband has whatever this bug is (and he had a nearly-all-nighter the weekend he began his illness to boot) and both my sons have missed school this week. My oldest actually slept through the night last night, which is progress. The littlest was in our bed last night because I was just too tired to put him back again (I’d go back to his bed with him but he’s more interested in his dad anyway).
First thing’s first: It’s my birthday. I’m 39 today. It’s also my brother’s birthday. He is 47. No, we are not twins. It’s shocking — SHOCKING — the number of people who ask this question when I say that my brother and I share a birthday except eight years apart. Read the rest of this entry
i’m still sick. went to the doctor and got some antibiotics that i actually think are not necessary because i think it’s viral but i don’t even care, i’ll take anything. i feel like such crap!!!
and while i wish i could actually use this time on the sofa to do anything on the computer, i am just zapped. so tired. head hurts too much. eyes hurt.
My convalescence from yesterday was put on hold when I picked up the Littlest from school, got the Middle One off the bus, mixed up a new pizza dough recipe, got my girl from the bus, took her to cello lessons (Middle One did his homework in the car… score!), came home, put pizzas together while The Girl did her homework (she’s working on geometry and this is the first time she has actually had to work hard to grasp a concept… it’s not a pretty sight), got dinner on the table, got the boys bathed and jammied, got the girl showered and jammied, and kids in bed (with huge help from my husband). All told about 6 hours of going strong, and I was still able to stay up to watch The Walking Dead that we’d recorded. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday was a really wonderful day. Amazing start to the weekend! I had gone to bed at about 10 pm on Friday so I was plenty well-rested. I also felt totally tired around 9 pm on Saturday.
Sunday morning my daughter and I braved the snow to get her 202 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from the cookie mom and as we were sorting… it hit me. The fatigue. The aches. Read the rest of this entry
Today I ran. It was a cold day, barely above freezing and my daughter suggested I do yoga instead. I really was tempted, especially since I did a leg-heavy workout yesterday but I thought, hey, I took a day off on Wednesday and I’ll be not exercising on the weekend, so let’s just do it. Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday I volunteered at my daughter’s school again, as I plan to do on Wednesdays. Yesterday was an unusual day because they performed the Dragon Parade, which was beautiful and exciting.
One of the unique things about my daughter’s school is that, as an Arts Magnet, there is art everywhere. Her math teacher creates intricate drawings to illustrate concepts. The science teachers and social studies teachers collaborate with the art teachers and music teachers to bring lessons to life through art. And every morning they have an assembly which is started by an amazing African Drum Circle and concluded by an energetic song in unison. I think it’s a wonderful and positive way to begin each day! Read the rest of this entry
Today I had a busy day planned so I wanted to exercise before the kids were up. Despite setting my alarm for thirty minutes before usual, my littlest somehow KNEW and came into bed to awaken me before that.
OK, so I’m up, and I can’t do yoga. Well, since it’s Fat Tuesday (my middle child goes to a French magnet so he knows all about Mardi Gras), I decided to make pancakes for breakfast. I have all this time and I can’t use it the way I planned so I took advantage and did something else of value.
All the kids came down and were dressed, fed, lunches made, all ready for school with about an HOUR to spare. Great, right? Read the rest of this entry
When the weather is forecast to be 45 degrees in February, you can bet I’m running! And run I did, and was shocked to come home and check the actual temperature — 60 degrees! It felt great to be outside and I ran into very few issues. There was somehow some ice on some sidewalks but it wasn’t too bad. About a mile into it, about 1/4 mile after one of those hills that is so steep the sidewalk is stairs, I was just overcome with fatigue in my calves. I checked my pace and it was a ridiculous 6:39 minutes/mile. I felt a lot of pride to be physically able to engage is such folly, even if it was not without pain. Read the rest of this entry
I am noticing a pattern with my new habits:
Wake up, get the kids to school.
This is exhausting and no two mornings are the same. Why do mornings have to come first thing in the day? It’s a total crap shoot as to whether there will be a peed upon bed, a tantrum about breakfast options, an overflowed toilet, incomplete homework… or in the case of today, all of the above! Read the rest of this entry