1. August is National Back To School Month...how does that make you feel? Share a back-to-school memory.
Well first of all I liked when school started after Labor Day. I'm glad that my kids got to enjoy that growing up.
I don't have a lot of memories of my back to school days except for my Kindergarten experience. Sadly, I think I tend to remember bad times rather than good times. I didn't want to go, no way, no how!
The principle took me to see my sister in her class, my brother in his class and my cousin in her class. Then the nurse drew pictures on the top of my hands with Mercurochrome. I guess I must have gone back to my class because that's all that I remember.
2. Something you've learned in 'the school of life'?
I'm drawing a blank yet I know I've learned something! However, I guess I could say something about politics but we will leave it at that.
3. Three words to describe your current mood.
Isolation - Frustration - Lonely
4. A summer food you've eaten too much of/are tired of? A summer food you haven't had enough of?
I don't think I've eaten too much of any summer foods. I wouldn't mind some potato salad, watermelon and maybe a hot dog.
5. What small stuff do you sweat that you know you shouldn't?
Everything! Sorry about that answer but I recently started seeing a psychiatrist to help me with this small stuff that I sweat. The most common medication are Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). So if you are on a blood thinner they are not recommended. So I took the time to see my cardiologist before I moved forward. He said it should be okay.
So I decided to try the lowest dose which is generally used for children. I have to admit I was feeling my mind being clearer, not going over unnecessary things over and over again. Then I found that I was grinding my teeth and couldn't stop!
So I had a phone call with her set up and I mentioned this to her. She said I had to stop taking it. Then I Googled it and it's a rare side effect. She basically had nothing else to offer me!!! The grinding has stopped. I am very frustrated with this woman and I will be talking to my primary doctor on Friday.
I'm supposed to be on a waiting list to see a therapist but I haven't heard anything in 3 months. So yes I have to call. Speaking of that, that is one of the small stuff that I sweat all the time....making phone calls.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
There is a good chance we might see James this weekend. Mark has had three consecutive days of negative Covid tests and he feels normal again. Our primary doctor, since Mark had taken Plaxlovid and had the rebound effect suggested the 3 tests and isolation for a few more days and then test again.
However, his appointment for a colonoscopy which is scheduled for tomorrow had to be cancelled. They want a PCR test done which there isn't time to do. So he will reschedule and this won't be an issue at the next one.
I do want to apologize for going too deep into some of my answers but I felt I needed to share at this time.