Thursday, July 1, 2010

June, oh June, where have you gone?

Wow- a month flew by like a lightning flash!  Wasn't it just yesterday I was dancing around so happy school was finished, recitals were coming up and warmer weather was on the horizon??  Has school really been out a month already??  Rehearsals and recitals long gone??  Trip to WV for Father's Day over??  July canNOT be here already.  I need more than 6 weeks before getting back to school work- AAACCKKK!!!    To make up for my total loss of time over the past month and lack of blogging, I've learned a few things:

* When adding 6-inch risers to the bed...make a FLASHING sign on the ceiling and night stand to WARN yourself of the potential to bust your ass when you step out of bed half-asleep to a missing floor.  Six inches doesn't seem like much until your stomach ends up in your throat and your arms smack the dresser trying to catch yourself while your brain has forgotten the bed is a little farther off the floor than it was yesterday...or the day before...or the day before that.
Copy that reminder to the cats who cannonball themselves into the side of the bed in the middle of the night...which shakes the bed, wakes Mr. FixIt, and promptly gets them thrown out.

*Taking a phone in the bathroom is a necessary emergency tool. My sisters and I have a running joke that if we need to go to the bathroom, we call each other (works like a charm- yes, we have tummy issues), also it never fails when one of us goes to the bathroom, one of the others will call.  So keeping a phone handy saves a lot of racing in and out of the powder room.  Phone will also save you when you don't realize you are TOTALLY out of TP until business has already begun, the kids are roaming the neighborhood completely out of earshot and your really don't want to contemplate alternative items for tissue.  This is when you can be thankful your oldest child (and the most likely suspect to have left you stranded w/o TP in the first place) actually has a cell phone- hopefully ON her. If not, calling a neighbor to tell your kids to get their hineys home will suffice.  Lazy child 0, cell phone rescue 1.

* Monster Man's ADHD  reigned in with Focalin makes for one majorly improved boy!!  Amen and Hallelujah!!  I've always been against medication for kids unless a true need exists so you name it- but for alternatives, I've done it/tried it/near lost my mind. After two years of schooling, I made an appointment with the doctor, showed him the forms and behavior surveys I've filled out intermittently over the years (with no change), and let him know my bag of tricks is empty- he and I both need help with this. Doc agreed after seeing the boy for  less than 2 minutes in action..."so I see the reason for your visit today..."  with a big grin.  Thanks doc, glad you got a laugh out of it.
Now that he's not taking it for the summer- makes his constant bouncing off the walls and lack of focus that much more prominent after seeing what he 'CAN' do with a little help.  Aye yi yi!!

*Taking my medication late is NOT fun.  Realizing I've forgotten a dose a DAY later even less so.  Talk about dizzy- YIKES!!  The cold-sweat, world-still-moving-when-you-stop type dizzy.  I'm not one to get nauseous easily thankfully or I'd probably be heaving all over the place. The only time I've been car/motion sick was the first few days of starting Pristiq and when I've missed a dose.  Potentially missing my morning front yard swing time because I'm so dizzy (my head just keeps on swinging after I get up!) should be enough motivation to remind me to take it.  I guess I need to make a reminder sign for that beside my bed.

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