I am enjoying the process of having my mental state be less interesting. Of my energy levels not kicking me to the curb for days at a time. I am not saying that I don't swing from one extreme to the other... but it is perhaps less extreme and lasts for less time.
I have not been keeping my "optimism" app populated with mood and hours of sleep. Becuase things seemed to be going well. But I want the data from the good times, too. So I will get back on that.
I had something to say... oh yes I am obsessing a bit (or a lot) over presentation materials for a regional teacher conference thing. I have not presented at a conference before. It is not the public speaking that has me nervous. It is having materials that I feel comfortable handing out.
Here are some of the things that have made me cringe in the materials we were starting with... hand-written page numbers. Copies from books that were printed askew on the page. Poor quality copies difficult to read. Hand-written acknowledgements.
So I am spending kind of a ridiculous amount of time moving everything to a single document, getting images as respectable as possible and eliminating hand-written items.
But I will say, that attention to this level of detail is taking a foolishly long time. And now I am going to go to sleep.
Long day at work. Forgot to drink anything until 12:30. Cannot recommend this as a strategy to avoid feeling floaty and full of headache. Tried to nap for a while. Failed miserably, but throwing everything at the headache (drugs, water, rest, warm compress on tense neck muscles, a bit of caffeine...) helped greatly.
I recovered enough from my afternoon malaise to do my 1/2 hour of tap dancing in the kitchen. I have discovered... now don't laugh... that my main problem with tap dancing is not the steps themselves, but in knowing which foot is supporting my weight. Too often I end up splitting the difference and kind of falling over.
I will miss my class tomorrow. Not happy about that, but work-related function. Oh well.
Big yawns, getting late, must dash.
took meds (the usual)
talked with friends
laughed with family
Quaker, teacher, parent,