It finally happened and it’s been a long time coming

I’m just gonna cut to the chase and share that I actually slept last night.  I haven’t been able to sleep at night for weeks. 

Last night I was asleep around midnight. 

I was able to accomplish this by taking a melatonin and falling asleep on the couch.  Thankfully, everyone else slept through the night as well, so my ability to wake up if I was needed, wasn’t tested.… Read More

I have some absolutely amazing news

We just got back from my doctors appointment and I have both amazing news and not so amazing news to share.

The bad news is that since starting my second antidepressant a few months ago, I’ve put on more weight. 

As a result, we changed my meds up and I’ll explain all about that in a later post. 

The amazing news is that my triglycerides are down.  I don’t mean just down either..  I mean DOWN…. 

They dropped by about 50 points, putting me well into the healthy range.  This is really awesome and I’m so relieved.  I’ve been worried abouty cholesterol for awhile now. 

Everything looks good and aside from weight-loss, my doctor is happy.  😊

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Not everyone will get this but I think it’s a pretty awesome victory

I’ve actually cut my grass, for the second week in a row.  I know that sounds lame but do you know if how hard it is to get anything done with 3 kids on the Autism Spectrum?

I think I only managed to get my grass cut 3 or 4 times all summer last year… 

At the rate I’m going, I just might have an almost presentable lawn this year. … Read More

You don’t know how strong you are until you have no other choice but to be

There are few times in life when I have felt more accomplished then having survived a vicious stomach flu, running rampant through my house, infecting almost everyone. 

As a single parent and a Dad no less, I battled though the last 5 days, willing myself not to get sick. 

For the most part it worked.  I never truly succumbed to this nasty little bug, aside from a fever and feeling like total shit. 

Honesty, it was probably dumb luck more than anything else but I’ll take it. 

This is only the second time in my single parenting journey that everyone else had the stomach flu at the same time.  The first time was within a month or two of becoming a single parent and it was brutal. 

I willed myself through it but it was way worse than this time.  I was really sick, trying to take care of all three boys who were puking everywhere, all by myself. 

Now that everything has settled down, I feel like I did a pretty good job. 


I kept everyone above water while feeling like shit myself.… Read More

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