Okay, I have been kind of head-spiningly busy in the past week. Here is the recap (mostly so I can remember) These dates don't quite come out even. So the time thing is not really solid at the moment.
Tuesday March 2
Went to an all-staff meeting where I was convinced that Something Terrible was going to happen. And even when all of the fairly benign announcements were made, I was pretty sure that there was Something Terrible hidden in the subtext.
So I talked to the big boss about some of my baseless concerns (that I would lose my job due to lack of seniority) and he responded very directly by saying, "You have nothing to worry about."
Writing this now makes me giggle. Because at the time I knew that he meant I didn't need to worry about losing my job. But now it looks like he thinks I don't have anything to worry me! Clearly, he does not read my blog. As we know, I am capable of worrying about ANYTHING.
Wednesday March 3
Last day at SPC before spring break. Was interviewed by a student who needed to interview someone with a disability. Bipolar disorder qualified me. Super not happy that it takes time to recover from swings one direction or another. Regaining equilibrium should just fix things.
Brought 12yo to see someone recommended by the OFP. I made sure to let him know that the reason I thought he should talk to her is so he could get some ideas for how to handle the fact that he has to live with his parents who drive him up the flippen' wall. Wanted to erase any idea that he is a problem that needs to be fixed. We are clearly the problem. And there is no fixing us, so he better learn some good coping mechanisms.
Followed up to trip to regular Doc for 12yo - who determined (after blood test requested by psych) that his vitamin D was low and he should be taking supplements.
Went to tap class - only to discover that there was no tap because my teacher was sick. So I drove to a friend's house for tea instead. I did a little soft-shoe in her kitchen.
Thursday March 4
I went to an appointment with Behavioral Psych Nurse Practitioner-- only there had been a scheduling SNAFU so I wasn't on the books. They were able to get me in for 15 minutes which was just fine. She wants to see me in one month; wants me to pay attention to any OCD-like behaviors (like my obsessive e-mail checking). This is not to diagnose me with OCD. Bipolar and OCD are buddies. They hang out together a lot.
Here is the funny part:
Spouse brought the totaled mini-van in to the body shop to be evaluated while I was at the meeting with Behavioral Psych Nurse Practitioner. There was some mix-up with the insurance company and they did not have a rental car waiting. So they needed to have one sent over at the last minute.
"Is a Fiat okay?"
Spouse is over six feet tall. He thought they were kidding. They weren't he came to pick me up in a little red car that he could almost fit into. It would fit four out of the five people in my family...
Brought 4yo to her 4 year checkup.
Last night of rehearsals for Grand Symphonic Winds before our concert.
Friday, March 5
Spent a LOT of time talking to the insurance agent handling all the details of what we needed to do to get money for our totaled minivan. This was one of those mixed-blessing things. We got more for the car being totaled than we would have for a sale or trade-in. But we weren't quite ready to get a new car. Which was very nervous-making.
Contacted by someone from NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) about how I might volunteer for them. I am scheduled to have an interview and go to an informational setting this coming Tuesday.
Grateful Crap: Getting Things Done
Quaker, teacher, parent,