and ouch! :-p I woke up with a headache and its been haunting me all day! Oy! It is painful! I think (think) its one of those weather-type headaches that I get when the weather changes…. and new pressure moves into the area or something? So basically I’m like a human barometer. Nice. So I missed my favorite exercise class this morning because of the headache. Its a kickboxing class at the YMCA. I love it – it pushes me and if I make it through the class I feel like I’ve done something for the day. And unless I’m miraculously feeling better by this evening, I’m missing a night out with some of my “mom friends” from our school district’s children’s center. We sort of got together and started a “Mom’s Night Out” that we do once a month. Its fun – just go to dinner and coffee usually afterwards. Its something that normally I wouldn’t do though because of the time, expense of going out, etc. So by committing to it, I kind of force myself to at least have a little bit of social life. But maybe I need to rest today? I’m thinking yes.
I did manage to get out the door to get the children to school and then out the door again to pick them up today and honestly that’s been about all I could manage. Picking them up from school is more time intensive because they play on the playground with their friends after school and although this is mostly “fun” and I could easily urge everyone towards the car to head home – however for my oldest with autism, this is great practice for social interactions and learning social queues. I can really see such a difference in his interactions with other (neurotypical) children since the beginning of the school year. So – I stayed – maybe an hour? And then we left. Generally I’m pretty chatty with other parents on the playground. I’m chatty – but I I never quite know if I’m “liked” or not? Or if I’m being a bother? I know – my own anxieties! Ack! So today because I wasn’t feeling well, I just went to chat with my friend Blondie while our kids played.
Its Friday night and at our house that’s pizza and a movie night. I’m super glad. Today is not the day for me to be thinking about what to cook. We’d probably end up yogurt.