What is "normal" anyway?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
This month my "normal" is making jewelry (obsessed with bracelets right now!), Special Olympics practices, sweaters in the morning and shorts in the afternoon, seemingly endless jaunts in the pediatric therapy waiting room, not knowing if I'll be able to pay next month's rent, being followed around all day by a cat who climbs my jeans or uses his claw to gently tap, tap, tap on my exposed leg, trying to sleep 7 hours every night and only making it on nights that I oversleep by half an hour in the mornings, being asked every half hour how much longer until the horse show on Saturday, being fussed at daily by a teenager for something I may or may not have actually done, hearing "Oh! I want that for Christmas!" 3 times during every commercial break. Walking a mile in the morning with my neighbor then coming in to do a 30 minute exercise session in my living room (mostly jogging in place with some ab work thrown in), drinking VitaminWater Zero XXX and V-8+ energy fusion or V-8 sparkling black cherry when I'm not sipping (or guzzling) out of my 16oz water bottle.
I wonder what next month's "normal" will be? Some of this month's "normal" I'm ready to replace with something even better... like going to bed earlier can replace oversleeping, selling bracelets for income can replace money worries, silence or nice things can replace begging and fussing... but overall, if these are my biggest problems, I've got it pretty good!
Huh, it just occurred to me that I neglected to mention "constant pain in both arms". I guess that's just so absolutely "normal" for me that I don't even think about it. And I have no idea when that happened!