What a day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

So much happened today! First thing this morning I read an article about letting the sun naturally wake you in the morning. It humored me greatly. Really, I laughed. For an hour. Most of it before sunrise while contemplating explaining to my autistic 9 year old "Sorry, baby, you have to get ready for school by yourself and then stand at the busy road that doesn't have lights without me because an "expert" said mommy can't get up before sunrise." Sure, shall I call CPS myself or let an "expert" handle it? That advice is so idealistically naive that it's just ridiculous!

But I did start my 1 mile walk right at sunrise (which is when the bus has been picking my girl up, btw). I had to walk alone again because my neighbor is still sick emoticon She looked better this evening so maybe she can join me in the morning! We bounce our issues off each other when we walk. We have a lot in common and different perspectives on all of it so it's nice.

My ex gave me a doozy of a newsflash this evening, too. He is one very sick man and I wish him well. Truth is, though, I'm more in shock about how I'm reacting than I am about what he told me. I've actually been expecting that for a couple of weeks. It seems as though I am actually over him. 18 years married, another year living together before that, before I finally walked away 16 months ago and my only concern is how this new development will affect my kids. Now if only we can get $600 to finish the divorce...

Also today I confirmed that Fort Oglethorpe, GA, is the worst place for trick or treating I have ever lived. It was so sad! My girl and I walked through our apartment complex and the neighborhood across the street. She got candy at fewer than 10 houses! My son said he didn't get 10 kids come by the whole time we were gone. So there's puh-lenty of candy she can have! And we got to go for a walk on a beautiful evening and talk to some very friendly neighbors emoticon

Tomorrow is the first of the month. The day I've been anticipating/dreading for weeks now. I don't know if my ex is going to get enough of a paycheck to make his support payment. Without that I don't know how to pay my rent. Hopefully I'll know when I wake up. emoticon

But it's two minutes until bedtime, I can't stop yawning, and I still need to brush my teeth. Sweet dreams to all! emoticon
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  • LUNA_81
    I have autism and bipolar disorder both of which tend to come with sleep disorders. I also live in central Norway, so the winters are dark and the summers are bright. I have an alarm clock with a large bright light on it. The light turns on 20 minutes before I'm supposed to get up. It starts very dim and gradually gets brighter, so it really is just like getting up at sunrise. I find it very helpful in the winter. It doesn't work so well in the summer though. I can never get it dark enough in my bedroom, especially since I need some windows open or it would get too stuffy.
    1995 days ago
    Hope things worked out well with the rent and the ex.

    Love the notion of getting up with the sun! I live in the "Great White North" in Canada and that would mean that I'd get to sleep in until 9:30 pretty soon! Of course, it also means getting up before 5 in the summer so... Can you imagine what those even closer to the north pole think of that advice, LOL?

    It's good to find reasons to laugh isn't it?
    1999 days ago
    Waking up with the sunrise... Ridiculous! That means you have to change what time you wake up every single day by a minute or two. What if your window doesn't face the sun or gets no sunlight coming in? What if you work: are you expected to change your start time based on when you wake up? Getting up before 5 am in the summer and at 8 am in the winter will affect your work schedule! What if you happen to live in the far north where the sun doesn't come up for weeks and doesn't go down for weeks? Yeah, you were right to laugh!

    Good for you continuing to get your walks in by yourself while your neighbor can't join in. As long as you're out with your daughter at the bus stop it makes sense to get a walk in before going home.

    There are a lot of scary people in the world today, and it puts some people off. Other parents can't get off of work or are too tired from working to take their kids on the day so they find alternatives. Sometimes if they don't know you they skip you. But it's worth trying anyways. I was pacing my house for HOURS because I was excited to have kids stopping by! I think I got about 16-18 kids? I still love it though... partially because I love glowsticks and this is the 3rd year I've given them out. hehe
    1999 days ago
    Yea trick or treating is alot different. The only trick or treaters are teenagers. All the lil ones do it the weekend before at malls. Ugh boy do i understand the ugh on paying rent. I hope it works out for you this week. emoticon
    1999 days ago
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