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Day 37

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What a day! I still have a mild to medium-ish (because I'm taking that pain med that is meant for migraines) migraine. Managed to still make it to all the appointments. I had 1 with my therapist, my ODD (Oldest Darling Daughter) had one with her new therapist, whom she seemed to like and is going to go weekly for a while. Then home to lay down and try to rest my head, while the rest of the family ate (I was too nauseated, am eating now, but slowly so I don't get nauseated again). Then off to the doctors office to check on YDD (Youngest Darling Daughter). She finally let them draw blood. Seemed like it took forever, but everyone was so patient with her!! I was so proud when she finally let them, she asked if it was okay if she said a prayer out loud, they of course said yes. Was so proud when she finally let them draw blood! No screaming, just lots of praying and keeping her eyes closed.

I'm really hoping that this migraine is gone tomorrow. I want to try out my new routine, work my plan and try my best. But, I will also remember that I must take care of myself, so if I need to do a little less due to migraine, that is what I will do. I can't workout with a migraine, and often cannot get on the computer if I have one (sometimes I do anyway, when I can't sleep, out of sheer boredom).

We picked up everything I needed to make toddler ties for my little cousin, who will be turning 2 soon. I've got some scraps I'm going to try it out on first, then I'll adjust and make a real one. This is an awesome beginner project. I also discovered that finding out the number of the exact fusible lining you need is important in finding it, lol. I already had fleece here at home (to keep the tie in shape), so the total was only $15 thanks to a 30% off coupon I won and sales on the other things. Yay!

My therapy session went well, we worked on my next steps after going over how I've done and made an appointment for 3 weeks out. My therapist is looking forward to seeing how my ties come out. Me too, I hope I do good on them!! I'm to devote at least 10 minutes a day to the videos I'm watching on how to use my machine, hopefully more than that, but it depends day to day on how I'm doing. Plus time spent practicing or working on the practice tie or the specific stitches I'm learning about.

I've got my Fitbit set to remind me to go start winding down for bed, I didn't even know it had that option! It's neat, I don't remember what it said last night, but it is a cool feature to have. I'm hoping to really start working on my before bed routine, winding down and getting into sleep mode. A 'brain dump' - writing everything down that is going through my mind - really helps. So all those things you normally get in bed and are thinking "I can't forget to...." I've already got written down, or if a new one pops up I simply make a note of it in Evernote on my phone or go add it to my brain dump. I also use this as a place to start for things I need to do the next day on my daily to do list that I usually work on while the kids are getting ready for school. I think having a solid before bed and morning routine are important.

We'll, I'm off to get an early start on my before bed routine, this migraine is kicking my tail! Mine always seem to get worse the later it gets! I'll check and see what my teams are up to, if I can keep my head up and then head to the lowered lights in my bedroom and my comfy chair and write out my list.

emoticon Night All!

~Flea
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