Decided I really needed a break. I still dropped off a couple of kids books at 2 different little libraries in the neighborhood to do at least a little bit of good, but wasn't able to sort with my kids home for Veteran's day. I also pulled my back and was taking a break on my couch, while my son served me breakfast and lunch (Heaven! Thank god, we started him early with meal preparing and pan-frying stuff) and I had a friend come over with her daughter for a play date with my daughter. It was very much appreciated.
Later that day, we had a doctor appointment, finding out my son is also (like me) allergic to diary, egg, almond and gluten, additionally to citrus - and we'll have to get him started on a 6 week elimination diet very soon. It's a bit of a shock, but fortunately he isn't the most pickiest eater lately and I am a real pro by now knowing where to buy what and what to make working around the allergens. We immediately went to PCC shopping some gluten free items for him. He picked rice crackers (who he apparently LOVES. Who would have guessed!), mochi squares, rice bread, hazelnut milk and some other yummy non-allergy items.
I had a massage scheduled in the evening - and almost fell asleep twice, while MJ, my great massage therapist, fixed my back. I did not sleep the night before because of my back pain, could not find a good position that would be pain free. After the massage I found some dinner in the kitchen and went straight to bed (overly tired), sleeping for almost 12 hours.
Today I felt much better but had a completely booked calendar from 9 am to 9 pm. Office tour followed by start up meeting followed by Coworking meetup followed by Angel Conference followed by kids homework and making dinner followed by school performance followed by conference call.
Still the day went by quickly and with ease. That's what I expect if I get a full 12 hours of rest. Nothing can knock me down. But seriously, I had no time for sorting stuff or doing 'do-gooder' work today. I'll do some more tomorrow as I'll volunteer at Sarah's globetrotter program tomorrow, presenting Germany to her classmates. I hope this goes well. I get super nervous around kids. They speak the truth and I rather get my critic served in an adult fashion. I also plan on writing some letters that hopefully will make someone smile.
Wish me luck.
Optimistic, curious, human bee.