Originally Posted by rainbowmoon
I'm still here!
Things have been quiet around here for the most part. We have had the stomach flu for the last couple of weeks one after the other! blech! We also have a new puppy who has been keeping me SUPER busy!
Sorry to hear you've all had the stomach flu. Bleah! But the puppy sounds fun. I believe you when you say its been keeping you super busy. What kind of dog did you get?
Originally Posted by InMediasRes
We're here. I've been really struggling the last 2 weeks.
DS had his SPD evaluation. I'm not going to tell the story all over again, but suffice to say it was a waste of time and worry for me/us.
I totally fell off the bandwagon with keeping up with my chores because I have not been getting very good sleep. Right now I am concentrating on getting myself some friends and going out to do things during the day. So far that is working out pretty well.
Not much other progress though.
Sorry to hear you felt like the evaluation was a waste of time and worry. Falling of the wagon of chores and not getting good sleep? That sounds like me, except I never quite got on the bandwagon.
Glad to hear you are making some time to get out with friends. I've found that to be very difficult, but definitely worthwhile when I can make it happen. I am still hoping to make friends with a few more people so I can reliably get out with people regularly when I want to. I just have to balance this with time to myself and family stuff. I feel like a juggler, but not a very good one. But I am improving, so I guess that's what counts.
We are in the midst of trying to help DD with anxiety that keeps her (and us, though mostly me) awake at night. We think she may also have sleep apnea. So we've started seeing a therapist but don't know yet if that's helpful. DD has an appointment with a kids' sleep specialist in a couple weeks. I'm nervous about this because I'm worried she may need a tonsillectomy.
I have been fighting within myself about what I want "on my plate" with family, home life, community life, my own personal stuff and art goals, and health goals. So I have been mentally going through a lot of weighing pro's and con's and writing lists in my journal to see what my priorities really are.
I have come to decide that at this point, I just have very limited energy due to medical circumstances (allergies, depression/OCD/panic, anemia due to heavy periods, etc.). So I am trying to weed out all the activities that don't either help me further my goals or make me feel happy. I am finding that I spend a lot of time worrying and fretting about stuff that I feel obligated to do. This is often instead of actively doing things that I would rather be doing, things that bring me joy.
So even though in some ways I probably don't look like I've made much progress, I do feel like I've been doing a lot of inner work. And that is helping put into place what I want to and need to be doing for more balance, love, fun and joy in my life.
Last night I slept reasonably well and my cold is getting better so I am feeling a lot more positive than earlier this week.