Raising children with neurological disorders and realizing, after all these years, that I've only been "passing for normal"
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Spring is Here?
1. So Thursday was officially the first day of spring, which is great an all, but there's another storm coming Tuesday night. It will probably only give us a dusting of snow. Probably.
But in happier news, my crocuses are blooming:
2. In other happy news, we got an estimate from a roofer for our roof repair and he expects we don't need a whole new roof but will charge a reasonable amount to fix the leak and might even be able to do it this Tuesday, before the next storm arrives. This is especially helpful since we had to have a bowl catching water in the front room closet during the rain storm last week.
3. On the recommendation of several friends, I saw Dr. Chung of the Chung Institute of Integrative Medicine on Thursday, hoping to find someone to help me with the my escalating stomach issues. He identified 3 possible problems, ordered a bunch of tests, and recommended a gluten-free diet as one part of a solution. So, good-bye chocolate covered pretzels, sour dough bread and any gluten-filled lasagna. Still, I'm consoling myself that I'd rather lose gluten than chocolate. But it will be quite a process of adaptation.
4. I have not yet been able to see the Veronica Mars movie. Somehow, the regular stuff of daily life seems more pressing. But the ladies who clean my house came Tuesday which always cheers me up.
5. My honey seems to have restored our DVR to perfection and cut the cable bill. Talk about my own personal super hero.
6. One of my friends from church shared this great list of 21 Tips to Keep Your S**t Together When You're Depressed. I think she expresses many of my own thoughts perfectly.
7. If you've never seen any of the videos from How It Should Have Ended, boy, are you missing out.
And here's Jen, although she didn't have time to write her own list this week, so this is just the aggregation of all the others.
Posted by Sarah Boyle Webber at 4:06 PM
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