Monkey has his driver’s permit! Woot! I’m so excited about that. It’ll make things so much easier for there to be a second driver in the household. Hell, Dragon is planning to get her driver’s license this summer too.
I’m so happy that Monkey’s seizures are under control and that he is tolerating the medications.
Been following the sleep specialist’s advice and have been following a sleep schedule. Well, mostly. There are just times that I am going to have to be awake during the day. Some things I can’t schedule outside of my sleep window. But, over all, I have been sticking to it and I really think that it is helping. More so then I thought it would. I think the trick now will be to figure out when the best place for the sleep window is. I also have increased the window from 6 to 7 hours. I think it is more important for me to get up at the same time every day rather then the set going to bed time. But we’ll see. This is still pretty new. I’m hoping that I can stop taking the Trazodone once I get things settled more.
I’ve stopped the Lamictal. I haven’t been having seizure activity of any kind in years. Been off the med for a month or so and still no activity. I haven’t seen any change in my mood either. I didn’t expect that I would. I’m hoping that I can get the medication list pared down to just those medications that I really need. I’m tired of taking a fist full every day. Getting my sleep under control is likely to help with the psych stuff. That’s why I’m focusing there at the moment. Trying to take it one thing at a time and see how things go with each change. This is a slow process, but it is moving in a direction I have wanted to go for a long time.
Been off this week. The break has been nice.
Doing a lot of painting. It has been nice to return to that. Some crochet. Started a blanket with cats on it. Reading. Yeah, holding a paper book and sitting still. Crazy. I have an audio book going all the time, but as of late I have also been breaking out the actual books. A friend lent me one, “Scythe”. It has been really good. Glad he sent it my way. I plan on getting some book reviews written and posted.
Went to New York to check out Clarkson College. It’s a nice place. On the top of Dragon’s list of possible choices. They are offering her a pretty good package. I liked the feel of the place. The people there were really approachable, relaxed and a little playful.
It’s crazy to think that Dragon is an adult now. Where did all the years go?