Ah, yes. A wonderful time of year. Here in Texas (at least in the area I live in) all the school districts have a similar calendar. Including the colleges. So both Sunshine and my husband are off this coming week. My mom teaches as well, so she is off. And its my birthday this week. Oh and SXSW is going on.
I would have loved for something like this to occur when I was growing up. “Spring Break” referred to the two days I got off from school right before Easter. But if it was a bad winter, most of those days were “make up” days so that the school district could get 180 days of school in before June 30th (as per law).
Sunshine had an entire week off for Thanksgiving, nearly two and a half weeks off for Christmas, and now spring break.
She is already enjoying it. She has been outside most of the day today. And she came back from my parents house with shoes that were still oozing mud.
I just hope my health can improve so that I can do things with her this week.
I’m still couch bound. But that’s an improvement from bed-bound, which is how I spent my morning. With my legs elevated. My blood pressure bottomed out.
I understand that medications (especially in my body) are pretty potent. I just don’t like the blood pressure yo-yo. I feel awful.
I have been through childbirth (assisted with an epidural). I have fibromyalgia. I have a 17 year history of migraines. But nothing was like that wicked headache I had last week as a result of my blood pressure. That was such intense pain. Not in my usual migraine areas. I swear I still feel the effects of it.
Its like a never ending loop. I feel awful so I can barely navigate through my apartment, let alone exercise. I gain weight as a result of the meds. I also have lovely side effects like tachycardia and hypertension. But in order to (naturally) deal with those issues, I have to exercise. And lose weight. Grrr!!
Ok. Positive thinking. Sunshine. Just watching her interact with her friends, with my husband…its such a treat. She is quite a mighty little human, and she will definitely be a force to be reckoned with as she grows.
The things that come out of her mouth are priceless. Just seeing the way she thinks, how she goes about solving problems or analyzing a situation is incredible.
She blows me away almost every day with her intellect, her sense of humor and her zest for life. I am truly blessed to be her Mama.
My goal this spring break is to relax and have fun with my family. I’m sad that I will probably have to skip SXSW because of my health. But maybe I’ll get a boost of health later in the week and I’ll be able to at least wander downtown and find some great music to listen to.
And I’m grateful there is no snow on the ground 🙂