Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Feeling better...

Hopefully it lasts....for my son and I both.

Half dose of the stimulant (25mg) seemed to curb the impulsiveness and he didn't have the side effects he has been telling me about. He had a good piano lesson too. During piano I went to the Y and busted out a solid 30 min cardio routine. But what really made the difference in me was when a good friend emailed me today to remind of the 50% off everything special they have in the restaurant she manages ON THE BOARDWALK. Hey, it was almost 80 degrees here today, so we went in t-shirts, shorts, and sandals! :-)

When we walked in it was like Cheers. Several friends were there so after handshakes and hugs my son and I sat down ordered and talked away. Beer helped too. Nice to be wanted. Nice to have some other adults entertain my son for a little while. He kind of challenged them to a math game and they were hooked in. I just let out a long slow sigh of relief...then took another drink of my beer. It was nice to get caught up on what everyone was doing. The food was delicious, and I ate too much. My son danced and entertained. Not on any tables or the bar mind you. I guess it is Fat Tuesday, so the group was going to a bar down the road. We left to come home. I guess my son had a great time because he gave me a huge hug and said "I love you Dad."

So a little time, a chance to unwind and vent, and some time with some friends is all I needed.

Now if I could do that everyday....and I'm going to need it too. I found out today that I'm being pulled to cover a position on another part of the contract, one that is in another city. They also want me to keep up some things that I do where I am. It will mean overtime, but overtime just means more work and less time to myself. It should work out, but not really what I was looking for. It isn't what I came here to do. Maybe it will pay for a cruise this summer, or a trip I would love to take with my son to California. One day at a time, always, one day at a time.


  1. Ah, I love this post! You go boys. Sounds like you have some great friends.

    California, here you come! Be sure to look us up.

  2. Glad you two got the time to enjoy a great dinner out and bask in the company of others.

    And your mantra is perfect. Keep repeating it when the shoulders hunch and you feel yourself tightening!

  3. Sounds like you had a great evening. I hope you get to have many more. I also want to take my daughter to California but to see everything she wants to see would take 3 weeks.

  4. ooooh, you're making me want to be closer to the beach!

    Yah for a good day!

  5. Sounds like you two had a great time. It's too bad they grow up so quick.
    I just found your blog. I will have to return if it is 80 degrees all the time.

  6. when it rains it pours, I hope things keep getting better :)

  7. Getting the meds straightened out is such a frustrating process. I'm still around if you need to talk. (If you still have the phone number). And there's nothing to do out here BUT listen!

  8. Hey, Crazy Computer Dad... are you okay? We haven't heard from you in a while.

    I'm having my own med dilemma over here, so I get it.

    Hope you are doing okay.


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