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12 February 2008 @ 04:58 pm
The Weekend That Was...  
Christopher returned safely from his 3-day field trip, and he did in fact have a wonderful time, surviving despite his homesickness fears. He didn't actually take Baby Hedgie with him— my husband was afraid Hedgie would get lost, so Christopher took Sister Hedgie instead. This makes no sense to me— why take anything at that point? Oh well. Sister Hedgie (Christopher insists it was her and not Random Relative Hedgie, though you can see from this post that they look exactly the same) was dubbed "Chunky" by the other kids (Huh. Maybe he's right— he says Sister Hedgie is fatter). She was tossed around a bit, and when they discovered she chitters if you squeeze her tummy, she became even more popular.

Saturday night the grownups watched The Wendell Baker Story on DVD, which was better than we'd expected. It has coots in it, and we both have a weakness for coots— that's one of the reasons we like Return To Me, which is otherwise a romantic comedy. But full of quality coots! Sunday we watched about half of Once, and paused because we were both getting sleepy (missed some of the middle of the other movie too). I like the original music, but the fact that the movie plays the entire song each time and eventually it's wall-to-wall people playing songs makes me think they were really going for soundtrack sales rather than the story. Who knows— we'll see after we've finished it.

Sunday was kids' basketball— pictures (2 different times) and then games (ditto). Both kids' teams were playing for first place in their division, and the games were nailbiters. Lauren's game was incredibly low-scoring, just 18-12, and her team won (their only loss was to this team weeks back). Christopher's team went up early, and then struggled not to get blown out by the other team (losing by only 6-7 points). At some point, I realized that all of our tall players (including Christopher) are 3rd graders, and for the other team... 4th graders. What a difference that one year makes in ball smarts. :0 We only have two 4th graders on our team anyway, and Sunday we really suffered for it. Ouch.

Not much writing this past week— I've been increasing my anti-depressant dosage, but it's a multiple-times-a-day medication, and the schedule I picked did not work. The doubling of the mid-afternoon dose led to 9:30 dozing on the couch like clockwork. Yikes— this is worse than letting a cat get onto your lap after 9pm, which is a guaranteed formula for unplanned snoozing. I'm trying a new schedule now...


 
 
 
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
The doubling of the mid-afternoon dose led to 9:30 dozing on the couch like clockwork.

I can do that without the meds... And the sad thing is that I enjoy it... *sigh*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
And the sad thing is that I enjoy it... *sigh*
I would if I didn't feel like there were other things I'd rather be doing. Such as, finishing the show I'm watching! Or working on the writing (that's my only real time during the work-week).

When we do the "Fall back" timechange, I find myself dozing off around this time for about a week before I get over it. Still beats the "Spring forward" one, where I'm comatose in the morning for a week. :0
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
When we do the "Fall back" timechange, I find myself dozing off around
this time for about a week before I get over it. Still beats the "Spring
forward" one, where I'm comatose in the morning for a week. :0


Oh, absolutely!

Tonight, I curled up with girly and a book and ended up napping for about 90 minutes... I should be doing lesson plans or something along those lines, but I decided to take an evening and do nothing (after the weekend from hell)... *sigh* I know I'll pay for it at some point.
Deadbeat Nymph: dean where's my cardeadbeat_nymph on February 13th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
though you can see from this post

Sister Hedgie's the one on the left, right?

I've been increasing my anti-depressant dosage, but it's a multiple-times-a-day medication, and the schedule I picked did not work.

That's such a bitch. Finding a proper balance is so hard, and often it's hard to tell if it's the dosage or the medication itself. (Is there no 'slow release' version of your prescription?) In any case, I hope the new schedule is the right one for you. Not because I'm greedy and want to see more of you, or anything. Not at all. ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Sister Hedgie's the one on the left, right?
Sup-posably. ;) Or it could be a bad camera angle. They really look the same to me (hey, they're different batches of the same toy after all!)

(Is there no 'slow release' version of your prescription?)
There is, but it's more expensive (so the pharmacy wants to go with the short-half-life version instead). It's funny, I didn't have this problem on the 3-pill dose, but I'm noticing it now. Perhaps I'll adjust and it will go away. *crosses fingers*

This is med #4, at my own choice. Prozac lifted the depression, but did not deal with the anger component at all. Plus, evil sexual side-effects. Zoloft did pretty well except during PMS, where the anger would get out of control. Celexa made me atrociously sleepy (I'd be slapping myself during meetings, even if I was walking around!) and really congested (rare side-effect). This one is Effexor, and I'm hoping it will do the trick eventually. My original dose was not sufficient to cope with the fallout from my husband's depression. Yipes!