The phrase my mother recited to me in my youth is not quite right today. Weather has been wickety-wack, to coin another Kristina-ism, this year. Winter was predicted to be harsh again. I must have slept through it because I don’t remember having a winter at all. I’m so confused at this point that I’ve left my Christmas tree up thinking maybe, just maybe, winter will decide to come around eventually. Where was the snow? The cold, the ice, the winteriness?
Meanwhile, last week we saw tornadoes rip through Illinois, pass through my state of Indiana and threaten my area. I’ve set my phone to have txt alerts for extreme weather and I got at least a million updates of severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings for my work and home area. My husband put our lovely dog, Poe, in his cage in the kitchen so he would be away from windows and so that the sound of the heater kicking on would mask the scary sound of the wind and he wouldn’t be afraid while we were gone. Luckily no tornadoes in our area! They passed through to other states.
And today it rains. I thought this wasn’t supposed to happen until April. April showers bring May flowers, right? Scott and I were married in May last year and the flowers were beautiful just in time! Well, like I said, the weather is wickety-wack! I have no idea what is going on out there any more. I’ll just sit here, update my blog, and stare at my Christmas tree.
I’ve been forgetting (or been too lazy) to update my blog lately. My work schedule has changed, so I’m still getting used to that. I do like it as by the time I say “Man, I wish I have a day off” I do! I never work more than two days in a row, but I work longer schedules and also Saturdays. It’s going to take some getting used to. Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat from 9am to 730. Not too bad, but I’m amazed how tired I am coming home. I don’t want to do anything! I’m also studying for two more security exams, so I’m keeping busy even on my days off. It’s called the 9/10, which is a two part exam. I’ve passed the 9 (woohoo!) and I’m now preparing for the 10.
Also, I finally went to see a neurologist to help me with my migraine and daily headaches. So far I’ve tried one regimen of medicine that had no effect and increased the dose, but as it made me very shaky, anxious, and dry in the mouth I switched to another medicine. The second attempt to me is even worse. It makes me feel like I’m not functioning on all cylinders.. I described it as such: You know how people can have an A game or maybe a B game? I’m on my D game But since my normal A game is so epic to begin with, I’m hiding it well. I feel like I’m only half here, half of my brain is elsewhere and if I knew where it was I’d tell you. I’m having trouble focusing and responses seem delayed. But again, as I’m kind of epic to begin with, I think I’m hiding it well. Other than that, it is really hard to explain how I’m feeling except I hate it and it is terrible and I’m going to stop taking this medicine right away. Just waiting to hear back from my doctor today to get something else. At this point I’d much rather have migraines than feel this way.
Well, that’s all I feel like typing right now. I think I shall try to study some more and play some video games. More blogging to come!