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And Now the Waiting Begins

I’ve had great days! Yea!

I met with Kent, and he said that he didn’t see a “down side” to my substitute teaching. Yea!! 

Now I have to wait at least a month before Human Resources even starts to look at substitutes. Plus, 65% of their current subs are elementary. Boo.

Oh well, I’ve done what I can, the rest is in God’s hands. Yea!

Day 3!!!!!!!!

Go figure! Day 3 of good mood swings! I see Kent in two days (Friday). Maybe he can shed some light on this roller coaster I’ve been on.

Thanks again for your prayers!

Too Soon?

Great day #2 got me thinking about throwing my hat into the ring to substitute for our local school district. How’s that for coming out of the gate running? I have to go get my teaching certificate out of our safety deposit box, so I can’t complete the application process. Otherwise, I think I’d be trying to finish it tonight! (A little mania showing here???) I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I don’t know who I’d get letters of references from. I’ve been out of teaching since Mark was born. That’s 17 years, people! But, I just know it would be good for me and I would like it! It’s perfect for a bipolar person like myself, because I can pick and choose what days I work. Karen is almost excited as I am! She thinks it would be just great. Why? Because then she can snack while I’m gone. I love that my kids tell me the truth. ha

Oh, yeah, and the first day of school was today, and I have two in high school now. Like that’s a big deal. 🙂

What’s up? Me!!!!!!!!!

Got up this morning feeling amazing! I went over to my folks’ and shared the good news with them. They could hardly believe it. Was this the same girl who was over there just yesterday with tears in her eyes? Yes, indeed!!!

No change in lifestyle or medication, so I really don’t know what to attribute it to, but I’m not going to question it, just ride this roller coaster that is now on the upswing.

Thank you for the prayers. They are working!

Yeah, Yeah, I Know. Where Have I Been?

I don’t know why I looked on here, but today I did. So, it looks like I haven’t blogged since January. Wow. There goes that resolution. I’m in a down-slump right now. The family is at church, but I just couldn’t bring myself to go. Too much work to be “on.” And, about the third “How are you?” I would have been fighting back tears. 

A couple of weeks ago, the doctor upped my Abilify to boost me out of my depression. It was a really bad one. I felt like I was headed for the hospital for sure, but the Abilify helped. For the most part. I’m still struggling with some down times. 

The family went on a vacation to Gatlinburg, TN for a family reunion and we all had a good time. Yep. Even I did. I didn’t nap excessively. In fact, there were two days I didn’t nap at all! Sleep is still proving to be an issue. A red flag as it were. I’m working on it, though. Trying to limit the time.

I realize this post is all jumpy and doesn’t flow, but I figure, why not just type it up anyway? I hope you, my readers, will say a little prayer for me. Your prayers have worked in the past and I have confidence they will again.

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