downs and ups

I stayed up past midnight the last two nights, and I can really feel it today.  The first night, I stayed up watching an old movie on PBS, “Mrs. Miniver.”  I had watched it once many years ago, but hadn’t really remembered any of it.  It was a lovely movie, I was enjoying it, and I felt it was worth staying up late for.

Plus, with my girls still mildly sick, Curious J kept waking up last night, never waking up all the way, but needing a little attention from me.  I haven’t gotten solid sleep, and I haven’t got as much sleep in general, and boy, I can tell the difference in my anxiety level this evening.  I’ve been good during the day (I kept busy doing yard work outside, including cleaning the gutters), but tonight not only am I tired from all the outside work, I’m short on sleep.  So, unsurprisingly, I’ve been fighting some low-level anxiety all evening.  But, I’ve been trying to ignore it as much as possible and do what needs to be done regardless.  Onward and upward!  And off to bed early tonight… 😉

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But there’s good news in my life, too.  Amazingly, despite the fact that my girls have had a nagging cold for about two weeks, and despite the fact that JJ is sick, I somehow have not gotten sick.  This is unheard-of for me, but I’m very thankful.  I don’t know what’s making the difference, but it’s some combination of more sleep (the last two nights notwithstanding, I’ve been getting a lot of sleep at night), vitamins, Ashwagandha (besides calming the nervous system, it also boosts the immune system), iron supplements, and extra Vitamin C.  I decided to start taking iron again, just because I thought it would probably be a good idea for me, and extra Vitamin C?  Obviously. 😉

So, I’m not sick.  Let’s hope this continues! 🙂

And, I got some great news from a friend today.  I’m so happy for her!  I’ll be keeping her in my prayers that the next 8 months go smoothly…

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