welcome november

And so we welcome November….I can hardly believe autumn, the time change and the beauty of the falling leaves have arrived.  This is my favorite time of year and I am enjoying every minute before the ice and snow arrive.  October left with bowls full of candy and costumes piled up in a heap on bedroom floors.  And this month we look forward to family pictures in less than two weeks and my older sister and her family visiting from DC for Thanksgiving.  What a blessing it will be to have both my sisters at my side.  We’ll have lots of fun and are even going Black Friday shopping together.  The cousins have not all been together for three years so it will be wonderful to hear them all screaming and laughing together.  I can hardly wait! 

This past week hasn’t been the best around our house as I’ve been suffering from terrible headaches and neck pain for nine days now.  Today I actually feel human again and think maybe I’m finally on the mend.  I still have a small nagging headache but compared to what it’s been for the past week, I’ll take this.  I’ve not been one to suffer from frequent headaches but this has knocked me on my butt.  I have wondered more than once if I actually have meningitis based on my symptoms but haven’t gone to the doctor because there is no point to put myself through tests when there is nothing anyone can do to fix it.  And maybe it’s just been some other funky virus.  Either way, I’m on the mend finally and will be glad when I don’t require twelve to fourteen hours of sleep every day!  My family has put up with me long enough and today Sidney said “mom, I can tell you are feeling better because, no offense, but you aren’t so crabby”.  I’m thankful for my health and the ability to keep working and doing stuff around the house in spite of feeling awful.    Everyone else is doing well.

And Mr. Ryan started the Sabril two days ago.  This is the “last ditch medication” we’ve talked about that can cause peripheral vision loss.  It can cause increased fatigue as if he doesn’t already sleep enough so we’ll see how many naps he needs in the next week as he adjusts to this in his system.  He’s been healthy so far and I’m hoping he doesn’t suffer from any intestinal problems in the next few months.  Last year he was hospitalized for an ileus in November and again in February.

Enjoy your day and go big red!!!

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