insomnia and photos in the snow.
The pharmacist wasn’t kidding when he said I shouldn’t take all those steroids at the same time before bed, even though permissible, it would keep me up all night. I didn’t do that. I stretched the doses out like he said, between 6 pm and 12 am, 2 pills every 2 hours. Yet they still kept me up last night, somewhere to the tune of 330 am. Tonight, it looks like the same story. Since I’m on a full day, I followed the directions on the pills with 2 pills right before bed. Ha.
So here I am, productive instead. Answering customer emails at 2 am and making discs and preparing things to mail… AND crocheting. I dunno. I’m so tired all day, and then… But all this stuff needs doing. There are things that must be mailed in the morning or amazon.com will be shaking its finger at me and I seriously have 11 customer discs I have to make plus the other 4 I have that need preparing to mail and/or deliver. Plus, it doesn’t help that even though I send the kids to bed at their usual time or only slightly later here recently, they seem to be up until around 11 pm. Kayleigh’s going to have to have another wake-up call when she starts school again… literally. Elijah, too, really, as I make him get up at the same time and insist he get started on his school work. Homeschooling doesn’t mean you get to stay in bed all day.
Ah, but speaking of customer discs… We got some awesome snow here last Friday. I was already having lots of problems with breathing and what not but when my sister-in-law texted, “pictures tomorrow??” I was like heck the freak yeah! It was an “awesome” snow because it came in all wet and stuck to the trees. It wasn’t just a mess on the ground (like it is now) but it was absolutely beautiful.
Unfortunately, though we went out to my parents-in-law’s many hours before my sil and bil and their dogs would get there, I only spent 5 minutes outside before Kayleigh was ready to go in. She had lost a glove and didn’t tell anyone until her hand was bright red. Of course, I wasn’t too keen on being out there, myself, what, with being sick and all. So we went in and I got her all dry and warm and we cuddled under a blanket watching SpongeBob… and I fell asleep. And I slept on their couch for several hours. I was finally able to wake up about a half hour before sil and bil got there and woke up enough to go out and shoot. We spent slightly less than an hour out there, which, in hindsight was probably the worst thing I could have done for myself at that time, but I knew it was I was doing it and despite her protests of “if you’re sick we can wait for another snow” (to which I said “ha, yeah, right, because we totally get a lot of snow here now, let alone ones like this, no, it’s now or never”) I was keen on doing it anyway. Anyway, in the end, it’s well worth it.
Here are some of my favorite pics from the short session. (Yes, they borrowed the awesome gift we got my parents-in-law for Christmas for some of their pics and, no, it does not “blend in with the woods” ROFL.)