Eyes glazing over, send caffeine.

Yet another rough night last night but this time I could have slept if Monkey had let us.  He had an upset tummy yesterday and his skin is so sensitive that he had a slight diaper rash bloom.  Last night it woke him up and he was sad and tired and in pain.  Five . . . → Read More: Eyes glazing over, send caffeine.

Awake again!

I went to bed “early” for me and then lost 2 hours to the television (honestly, I just wanted to watch the news!)  Now I’m awake again only 4.5 hours later.  Another long day of work ahead of me, bummer.

This morning I woke up thinking that I don’t know what a “typical” 4 . . . → Read More: Awake again!

Oh, haha. Maybe I need to see my dr?

From Wikipedia:

Severe hot flashes can make it difficult to get a full night’s sleep (often characterized as insomnia), which in turn can affect mood, impair concentration, and cause other physical problems. When hot flashes occur at night, they are called “night sweats.” As estrogen is typically lowest at night, some women get night . . . → Read More: Oh, haha. Maybe I need to see my dr?

Still hanging in.

It’s a little after 1AM and I can’t sleep, again.  I do have a cold and that is playing a part but that’s not all by a long shot.  Every time I have woken up in the last two nights my jaw has been clenched so tightly that I can barely open it.  I . . . → Read More: Still hanging in.

Have you ever written a long post and then

just deleted it without posting? 

I am having a very bad day emotionally today.  I was triggered by two silly situations and I vomited it all upon the screen, proofed it and agreed that all the emotions were appropriately described.  I dug deep into a lot of personal issues about my childhood, being picked . . . → Read More: Have you ever written a long post and then

National Fragile X Awareness Day

I am the poster child for the necessity of this day.  Although Fragile X has been in my family for many generations and showed its face for the first time in full mutation form in my generation, I was completely unaware of its existence until my own son was . . . → Read More: National Fragile X Awareness Day

Snickerdoodles.

I am a huge fan of Snickerdoodles.  When I was in college, we had tea every Friday at 4.  There was always a variety of cookies and other snacks and my very favorite was the Snickerdoodle.  I’d never had, or even heard of, a Snickerdoodle before college.  After college I began looking for a . . . → Read More: Snickerdoodles.

What do you give a man who has everything?

Or, more precisely, what do you give a man who buys himself everything he wants?  This is the dilemma we face each year with my father.  Christmas is usually pretty easy, we hand over IOUs to my mom and dad for Red Sox tickets and then plan to spend a couple DAYS waiting in . . . → Read More: What do you give a man who has everything?

One small change is paying off big time here.

Monkey didn’t watch television, dvds, play with electronic games, etc. before his second birthday.  Duhdee and I had elected to follow the APA’s recommendations on the matter and, besides that, after we began receiving EI services there really wasn’t any TIME for such things in Monkey’s day. 

After his second birthday we gradually loosened . . . → Read More: One small change is paying off big time here.