I'm hypomanic today. I was yesterday too. Part of it is that I've FINALLY made a decision regarding what I'm going to do about work. Although I really want to do floral, I'm going to put that off for awhile… it's a dream that I want to make real one day, but its not really realistic at this point. So….
I called the school that I used to substitute for, the really good charter school that I like so much, and they want me back and have room for Zachary! YES!!! So I'll be in the teaching field again, making good money, and I'll be near my son. The other great thing is that the principal will let me sit in on other teachers' classes so that I can get a better education in teaching K-6th grades, and maybe eventually become a full-time elementary teacher ~ hopefully there! I'm so excited!
So I have to update my resume' and bring it in tomorrow and talk with the principal again sometime after 9 o'clock. I'll do it on the way back from my doctor's appointment. I'm nervous, but in a good way. My biggest concern is how Zach will adjust. I think he'll be in a much better environment there and the curriculum and teaching is superior. And the plus side is that I've worked with all of their 2nd grade teachers so I know what they're like ~ and they're firm but kind people. Just the typeof situation he needs. 🙂 His best friend also moved there in the beginning of the year, and I'm sure he'll be extremely happy to be with him too. I just think it's a win-win situation.
I barely got any sleep last night because of the manic energy and the warp-speed thoughts wrapping around my brain over and over again all night. I finally passed out around 2 but didn't sleep well, and got up at 6:15. I almost didn't get Zach to the bus on time. But I could have driven him, so it wasn't that big of a deal. We'll have to get up around 6:30 a.m. now instead, which is much better because he gets that much more sleep and time to get ready and enjoy his breakfast instead of rushing around and getting on the bus before 7 a.m. I like that idea!
The hardest part of all this is going to be the initial break-in period for Zach. He does have a hard time with change, but I think he'll be fine after the first week. New situations scare him, but if he's in a class with Josh, he'll be just fine. Maybe I can request that from the principal. We'll see.
So I've stopped drinking diet sodas and using diet creamers. I read some really scary stuff about the effects of sucralose (the sweetener that's used in them) and it scared me enough to quit. Instead I'm drinking a lot of water with lemon and other fruits in it for natural flavoring, and allow myself one real soda a day and two cups of coffee with real creamer. I do need to get back to exercising though.
We have let the exercising fall by the wayside because we just don't have enough time to go to the park after Aaron get's home from work and still get everything done that needs to be done and have Zach in bed around 8-ish. It's just not really possible. We could try doing the walking/bike riding around here though. There's a nice small neighborhood up the street that is a 1/2 mile circle and has very little traffic so we wouldn't have to worry much about Zach riding. We'd also be able to see him at all times because in the middle is a huge pond with ducks and geese. It's a pretty place.
Yesterday we had fun. We bought baseball gloves for Zach and myself last week because we wanted some and they had them at ridiculously low prices because baseball season is over. And since we're both lefties we were doubly blessed because they had just one his size and just one my size! We both got nice leather gloves for a total of $27 bucks! Can't beat that! And Aaron already has one, we just have to get it from his Dad's house. But anyhow, we played catch with them and started teaching Zach how to use the glove right. He caught on pretty quickly. He's also good at pitching! Maybe this would be the sport to get him involved in…T-ball or Softball.
Can you tell I'm still hypo? Yeah, it probably shows. I'm writing this at record speed.
I need to try to calm down and take a nap for a little while to see if I can shake some of this energy off. I need to sleep tonight!
I hope all is well with everyone and that Monday goes smoothly. 😀