New Month Report
Yesterday was good. I even met my self-imposed screen time limits for the first time in forever! New month energy always helps! And my headache was gone. Thank you to those who shared what worked for them — I definitely will discuss trying magnesium and other preventative measures.
(But I also kind of am hoping for a triptan prescription because I need to feel like I can do something to stop it once it starts.)
((Also I need someone official to tell me I don’t need a brain MRI, which I know I don’t need, but need to actually hear that.))
Dealing with medical issues can be loaded when you are in the medical field, I have to say. I actually went incognito to A’s last well child check and it was highly refreshing to be treated as ‘normal’ (AND not having to make small talk about my job — this can be very annoying when I would like the visit to be focused on actual medical care).
Anyway, I like my PCP but I’ve never really come to him with any real ‘issues’ so hopefully this will go well.
I have been doing so much online shopping recently! I decided my workout gear was looking a little worse for wear and placed a Vuori order because their Insta ads finally got me (and I bought Josh some of their gear for Father’s Day and thought the quality/styling was really nice).
I have also bought, in the last few days:
Another Jetpens order (um . . getting ready for my next Hobonichi?)
This book (Restart: Designing a Healthy Post-Pandemic Life by Doreen Dodgen-Magee), because I just liked the concept (preorder)
However, once I place my Hobonichi order my allowance fund is going to be nearly empty so I will have to close the floodgates until at least October.
This shopping is totally me trying to make up for my lackluster mood (and honestly, lack of things I have been looking forward to).
Thankfully I have not gone beyond the bounds of my allowance so . . . I guess, thank goodness for budgets!!!
I had written a while back about Kid Bedtime and I feel like I need to circle back on this topic.
Guess what: it is much better!
The #1 reason: G NO LONGER NAPS. And thus, she goes to bed by 8:30 without a prolonged battle.
Honestly, I think sometimes you just can’t fight physiology.
7:45 or 8:00 (depending on how night is going): head upstairs to brush teeth, etc
8:10 read to G while C and A read their own books. If Josh is home sometimes he will read with the big kids.
~8:30 books are done, lie on floor of G/C’s room for 5 minutes, then A’s room. They do not necessarily fall asleep during this time but often they do
8:45 start my own bedtime routine
Anyway, I am supremely happy not to have G prancing out of her room at 9:45 pm.