Sparkle, when you say allergies and asthma are gut-related, what do you mean? Could it be that my celiac and asthma etc. are related? I know the stress affects me. How can I be you and figure out what is going on with me with all this stuff? I don't even know where to start.
That school sounds awesome. I hope it works out!
JayGee, good vibes to your dad.
Gaye, yay for sleep. And for boyfriend.
As for me, quite a mixed day. The cold was biting today. I did go for a swim this morning, and the exercise really does help me. My quads are still totally trashed from the race the other day, and I'm trying to decide if I'm ready to go out for a run tomorrow or not. Supposed to be seriously cold in the a.m. early but warm up, but I don't really have time later in the day. So, I don't know. I need warmer running clothes.
Got an early email from ds' teacher and principal about his 'Daily Litany of Sin' and 'accountability' and everything else.
Got to school, and found out that one of my freshman students -- also the son of a good friend, and they live across the park in Springfield proper, in a historic neighborhood bordered by tougher areas -- was beaten up on his way home from the bus yesterday evening by two older boys yelling the 'k' word (Jewish slur). This poor kid was terrified of course, and quite battered. His whole face is swollen. After Saturday's encounter (mine) which of course thank GOD was only verbal and not violent, I'm just feeling so awful about living here. I trashed my curriculum today and did two things: told my students we are entering the "Learn the Address" video program (Ken Burns is making a movie with all kinds of people giving the Gettysburg Address -- in honor of the 150th anniversary -- www.learntheaddress.org); and I also am showing all my classes the movie "Paper Clips."
But -- I also got a phone call from the kids' school (same principal, different issue) that dd1 (who organized a fundraiser at the end of October to raise money for an organization that assists women and families dealing with breast cancer) was featured on the local news. Then, after the news spot aired this morning, apparently a woman came in from a neighboring town, asked to speak to dd1 (with the principal there of course), gave her a gift and a check for matching funds for the charity, saying how impressed she was with her project and initiative. Wow! This is the tv spot if anyone is interested. http://www.wggb.com/2013/11/13/abc40-honor-roll-student-bakes-for-great-cause/
So, up and down! I am upping my Vit D to 5000 IUs a day plus caving and getting some serious fish oil stuff. I'm hoping it starts to help. As far as the cold weather goes, when we moved to Florida I had just weaned ds a year before, and for the entire time I was pregnant/nursing (basically 1999-2008) I was ALWAYS HOT. Seriously hot. Before that I think I didn't love winter but didn't mind so much. Then we moved to FL and I didn't ahve winter and I really liked it most of the time. Then we came up here and since then I am just never warm. Even in summer I suffer if the a/c is too low. Bleh.