Sunday, November 29, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Easy Chicken Enchiladas
I had cooked up a lot of chicken last week, so this will be using the last of it. Keeping my fingers crossed that A will at least try it.

I plan on using frozen spinach instead of the Italian vegetables, and again will cross my fingers that A will at least try it.

Friday - Going to my parents' for Shabbat dinner

Saturday - Mish Mash (A.K.A. Leftovers)

Sunday - Dinner at the ILs

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Oh so tired

Tomorrow night I will begin phase two of dealing with Narcolepsy.

I have been on Provigil for a year or two.

Yeah, a year or two. I honestly can't remember which. Did I mention I have no memory? No? Yes? I can't remember!

Last week I started the new, longer lasting form called Nuvigil.

Is it just me or is the new name really funny?

Both medications are for people like me who are constantly tired due to some kind of sleep disorder. It's not a stimulant but works to keep me in an alert stage longer. Don't ask me any more about how it works because that's all I know.

In any case, tomorrow night I will take my first sleep aid. I'm really nervous about this. Any time I have ever taken medication that also makes you sleepy (like Benedryl) I feel drugged and in a fog for the whole next day. My doctor has assured me that this is very, very short acting. In fact, it is so short acting that I take TWO doses during the night. I know, setting an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night so I can take another dose of sleep medicine seems counter-intuitive to me, too, but that's what the doctor told me to do. This medication is not designed to help me fall asleep - trust me, I have NO problem falling asleep - but rather to help me get into a deeper, more restorative sleep. Apparently it's a heavy duty medication: it will be Fed Exxed to me, I had to answer all these questions over the phone from the special pharmacy, talk to the special pharmacist for about fifteen minutes to get all the specific directions on how to take this, PLUS I received a special DVD and information packet from my doctor - which reminds me, I better watch it before tomorrow night.

Oh yeah, nothing nerve racking about any of this!

Monday, November 16, 2009

No Pressure

I'm back.
I'm ready and willing to write again.
Apparently I took an unplanned leave of absence from the blogging world.

I've gotten really into using Facebook, which, as any of you who also use it know, is incredibly addicting. I update there frequently, and get comments on what I write, so I haven't felt the urge to blog like I used to. But I'm coming back to you, my blog.

One of the reasons is the Philly Blogger get-togethers, usually organized by Bossy and attended by lots of other local bloggers. We organizing our next get-together for November and I'm kinda feeling like a fraud if I don't start writing again.

And the other reason is the anonymous comment I just received. Wow.

So let's see, what's going on?

DH is teaching at the Middle School this year instead of the high school and loves it!

I'm teaching Pre-K instead of the two year olds and love it!

J is in Kindergarten in the mornings and loves it! [Wow, we're just such a positive family.] Things were pretty complicated for a while there since her school doesn't start until 9:00 AM and there is no bussing for Kindergarteners and I have to be at school by 8:30. We ultimately ended up paying for before school care at the community center - so frustrating when we only need it for about 45 minutes maximum each day. We had to do piece meal after school care for her since she is finished at 11:45 and I have school until 1, but at this point it's all taken care of.

A and B are both in second grade. A still has a 1:1, but has also been having lot more trouble staying focused in school and has definitely been having lots more tantrums. B was just finally diagnosed with ADD and we are working on creating a school plan for him.

And that's all I have to say for now because I have lots of work to do. It's not much, it's definitely not brilliant or inspiring or incredible writing, but that's just the way it is.