I might have mentioned that eldest child wants to take beginning tap dancing lessons with me. We are going to our first class tomorrow. Today I went and got tap shoes for both of us (it figures that all the used shoes I found on Craigslist were just not the right size.)
Came home, put on my shoes and proceeded to clomp around the house.
Today was perhaps the most forgetty day that I have had in a long time. Could not find keys. Or phone. Or keys again. And where was my computer. Shoot, the keys. Did you move my phone? Oh, and my purse. I thought it was here. No, there? Okay. Got everything. Except the keys. Crap.
Don't really know why I was so tired last night.
I wondered something today: I noticed that periods of hypomania follow periods of sleeplessness (or at least not enough sleep). Are these sleepless periods the start of a hypomanic episode rather than the cause? When I notice that I am having trouble getting to sleep day after day, could I do something to sort of bring things down to a simmer?
Just a thought.
Right, so back to tap shoes. I found an introductory video on youtube and the daughter and I tap danced on the carpet in the living room. I cannot recommend carpeted dance floors. The taps just don't have the right sound. And I get an inflated sense of my ability to remain upright since it is not as slippery a surface as a wooden floor.
Really very super excited about tap. And the fact that eldest wants to come with me. Hope he likes it.
Grateful Crap: Really Awesome Children
30 minutes tap dancing (worked up quite a sweat!)
am meds: 150mg venlafaxine, 450mg bupropion
pm meds: last day on 25mg lamotrigine. Tomorrow I switch to 50mg for 2 weeks.
talked with a friend
Today was too busy. I felt hectic and frantic and zizzzy.
Drop kids off at school
Come home and send off a bunch of emails for work
Go get tap shoes
Stop at friend's house to hand off pictures from recent portrait photo shoot
Drop off daughter with gramma
Go to meeting at work (interrupted by fire drill with an alarm that makes my ears bleed)
Come home and tap dance with daughter
Take much-needed shower
Pick up children at bus stop
Start making dinner
Go see Krista Tippet and Carrie Newcomer On Being On Loring Park (SQUEEEE!)
It doesn't look like that much when I list it out like this, but there were so many contextual shifts that it was difficult to track. I need to not schedule myself so densely.
I predict that I will have trouble coming down from the excitement of the evening, and the event does not end until 9:30. I think I will come home, take a bubble bath, drink some warm milk and go to bed. See if that works.
Quaker, teacher, parent,