Friday, April 29, 2016

Randomly on a Friday

  • I was prescribed a new medication last week to help with the residual nerve pain in my back, and I've spent almost every day since in my bed with vertigo that has had me feeling like I'm going to be flung off the edge of the Earth.
  • Being that dizzy also brought along some lovely nausea.
  • Totally worth it, though--no nerve pain for the first time in three years.  Yeah, nerve pain sucks that much.
  • My doctor gave me the go-ahead to reduce my dosage yesterday, so today I'm upright...a little bit.  He says that the dizziness should clear up in three to four weeks.
  • I'm all caught up on my DVR and Netflix queue.
  • Softball season officially started this week!  ALL FOUR of my kids are playing this year, which is going to be super crazy.
  • Bluebird played two games this week.  She stole home from second base in the first game, and stole home all the way from first base in the second game.  The girl is becoming a pretty confident ball player.
  • I didn't see the games because we had an Activity Days meeting at the same time--right about the time she was taking off from first, I was discussing armpits and acne with the Activity Days girls.  Gotta love a "Health and Hygiene" lesson.
  • I'm not ignoring my other kids--Penguin's game was cancelled due to rain, and Junebug and Monkeyboy's seasons start mid-May.
  • Some of my plants arrived in the mail this week.  I have big plans for my backyard; I want to turn it into an "English cottage garden" of sorts.  We've tried growing vegetables back there, but it's just too small a space for the effort, so I've decided that I would like a lovely little space to sit and sip lemonade during the summer.
  • I have plans to put in some hydrangea, climbing roses, and wisteria so far.  It's going to be a long process of multiple years to realize my vision, but it's going to be beautiful and totally worthwhile.
  • The landscaping crew stomped through my barely-sprouting Lily of the Valley patch in the front garden.  Sigh.
  • The kids want to study Ancient Civilizations over the summer.  Nerds.
  • They come by it honestly.
  • Bluebird and Penguin want "homemaking lessons," too.
  • Oh, to be a young girl again and think that homemaking is just about making quilts and baking cakes.
  • Regardless, I'll totally indulge their fantasies.  I remember when my grandmothers would teach me baking and sewing, and I loved it so much.  I'm all too willing to give my own girls the same happy memories.
  • I was really hoping to get some sewing done today, but I think I'm still too dizzy.  
  • Which is really too bad, because there are A LOT of babies due this summer that I'd like to sew for, and between crazy softball/baseball season and gardening, there's little time leftover for sewing this time of year.
  • Ah, well, we'll survive whatever it turns out to be.  First World problems and all.

  • I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  Hopefully I can have some pictures for you next week.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, vertigo STINKS. Yay for no nerve pain though! Love you 😊


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