Monday, April 17, 2017

Tidbits

Do you remember my post called My Current 'Shiny Squirrel'? This is the little thing I wrote a month ago or so about April, the pregnant giraffe. Well, she finally had her baby and I was there to see it. Ok, not there there, but I was able to catch it live! Girl-child saw it, too - sort of by accident - and she recoiled in horror, announcing, "EW! GROSS!" We've had The Talk (most of it) but I think she was unprepared. I said, "Well, honey - that's how all babies are born, except human babies don't fall to the ground, they're 'caught' by a doctor." She said, "Except the babies who are hatched from eggs, mom!"

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New meds are...underwhelming? I've been on them for several weeks now and the biggest difference I've noted is that my jaw is constantly tight and hurts all the time. It wakes me up at night and I try to relax my jaw but I'm clenching so hard my whole face hurts. I'm grateful I go back to the doctor on May 4th (May the Fourth be with you!) so we can talk about this. I know it has to be medicine-related because I've experienced something like this before, a sensitivity to Lexapro (1% of people taking Lexapro may experience jaw pain and tightness) which is another antidepressant. This is painfully similar.

Other than that, I've gained weight, which irritates the you-know-what out of me. I suspect that, too, is medicine-related. We'll see.

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We took a mini-vacation this past weekend. Nothing super exciting, but it was fun and impromptu. We visited some of Hubby's family, stayed in a fancy hotel (Yay Priceline!), ate in a dive diner (which was awesome), visited the church we got married in almost 17 years (and two kiddos) ago, and took our time coming back. We stopped off in a few places, fished in a couple other places, and finally got home just before 9PM. The picture (at left) is my favorite picture from our mini-vacation; because there's just such joy in it. Go Girl-child!

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Work has been seriously busy. Good, but busy.

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Sandy/Mom has been unhappy, but improving in small increments. I am grateful for any improvement because even little improvements are huge steps toward recovery. She's still in a nursing home right now, rehabilitating, but she shows more progress every day.

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My allergies are - in a word - awful. So are Boy-child's. We're both a mess. You want a classic example of seasonal allergies? Here we are!

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That's about all I can think of right now. Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day! (Oh! Spell-Check didn't tag that word? Seriously? How odd. Either it's in the dictionary and I spelled it correctly, or it's so far from Spell-Check's ability to even distinguish it as a word, that it doesn't have any idea what to do. I'll take "Mary-Poppins Words" for $2000, Alex!)

TTFN
JMS


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