My dude E slept through the night last night for the first time in a couple weeks, so A and I did, too. The house is filled with delight. Delight, I say! And snores — those too. I have also been taking advantage of his unbroken sleep to read while tucked in bed with a … More Patron saint of heating pads and regrets
I am delightfully busy with New Job, so busy, in fact, that even though it’s part-time I am too tired for anything outside of it. But yay, additional money. It doesn’t help that E’s weird summer of seizures has mostly manifested as — surprise! — poor sleep. Whether that is due to new meds or … More What am I doing, air? Where am I going, star?
[I would love to stick a catchy tune here. But I’d rather play Baby’s in Black on ukulele for E than compose anything, so. *insert catchy update alerting music*] WRITING omg. I’m working on a first draft of something. It’s painful but fun. Also still working on my mammogram essay, which is hi-larious since I … More Weekly Update of I’m Old and Loving Every Minute of It
IT’S MAD IT’S GAY THE LOVELY MONTH OF OCTOOOOOOOOBERYAY! It’s here! Autumn! Best of all the seasons! I spent my weekend free time building a final garden box out of the leftover access ramp wood, cleaning the garage, sweeping leaves into the new raspberry bed, and baking things to warm up the house: chickpea flour … More Fall, fall, fall!
WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK SICK SICK I should’ve been suspicious about E’s abnormally quick recovery from his recent cold. But I was oblivious until last night, when he refused to settle and I passed him off to A after two and a half hours — somewhat wildly with that familiar … More The trouble is he’s growing
I’ve gotten my reading mojo back and have been steadily working through my giant pile o’ library books. Recently I finished 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers, because since E’s birth, I’ve been comforting myself early and often with whatever junk I could keep in the house. It did not help when we moved … More A more specialized form of soothing
NOT DEAD YET A sudden plague manifested in our house (mysteriously) after I shook some strangers’ hands. E had the worst of it last night, and A is hard on his heels. Our awesome sleep record of 1-2 wakeups per night is now what is this putting down of which ye spake? But we are slogging … More You’re not fooling anyone, y’know
KID UPDATE TIME He is doing….REALLY, REALLY GREAT. I mean, we still have all the health and disability and special needs stuff. Nothing magical has happened to make that disappear, or make healthcare a thing we can just pretend we don’t need. Ahem. Likesomepeopleinthiscountry argh argh argh. But E is doing well. Every day we, … More Update on the whatsoever
THE GLOWY SCREEN OF DISTRACTION Last week I had the most wretched of colds. Due to the Imuran and immunosuppression I’m usually the illness bellwether for our household, but this time, I was the only one to get and stay sick. A was fine. The pup was fine. Even E gave me open-mouth kisses, snuffled … More Seems Legit
Yes, a good thing has been happening: E is sleeping through the night regularly. And by sleeping through the night, I mean he sleeps for 8-10 hours without waking up. And by regularly, I mean more than two nights in a row. And now that I have typed all that, I want to delete it. … More But there was a good!