Wednesday, June 3, 2009

End o' the Year Stuffs

Before and after:

Aug 2008

June 2009

The chillins are officially out of school for the year! Josie is now a fifth-grader, and Patrick is a first-grader. Holi crapioli.

Unfortunately, Josie's had a rough day. She was nearly crying when she got into the car, because the kids found out today that their principal, who was very popular, has been transferred to another school, and that school's principal will be coming here. I don't know if Mrs. P just found out yesterday, since the letter home stated that it was accounced at the school board meeting last night, or if she knew she was going somewhere but didn't want to talk about it until she knew where, or what, but that was kind of a crappy surprise to dump on the kids at the end of the last day. She did go around and say goodbye to all the kids in their classes, which was nice. She'll be missed - she is the kind of principal who knows all the children's names and classes, and her door was always open to them.

Then, when we got home, we discovered that Josie had left her bedroom door open, and Delilah (and Baci, too, I assume) trashed it. There were papers and pencil shavings and pieces of her birthday puzzle (which was a beautiful photo of a ship with about a dozen butterflies in the place of sails) all over her room and the upstairs hallway. The final insult was that Delilah had peed on her bed, which has never happened before, but when the dogs get to wrestling hard she generally has to go out right afterwards, and I was gone for five hours, so I imagine she held it as long as she could and then it just burst out. Luckily, it was only on a quilt that was piled up near the bottom of the bed, so we can wash it and it'll be like it never happened.

Other than that, it's been a nice day. I had a thank-you brunch for the MOPS staff that was held by the moms, and we all got plants and little gardening gloves and gifties, and Josie had a very good piano lesson, and tonight I have the annual banquet for choir. I'm only sort of looking forward to the bakquet, because mass-prepared food is never all that great, but it will be nice to hang out with people for awhile and not have to rehearse.

Also, I had a doctor's appointment today, to follow up on my bloodwork, and surprise, my blood sugar has been a little high the last several times it was taken, but Dr. Quack never mentioned it to me, so this was the first I heard of it now that I have a new doctor who actually, you know, sees that I'm a PERSON and all. It's not high-high, just right around 100, so I'm supposed to keep an eye on that. We talked about Zoloft again, and she changed me over to Wellbutrin, which is supposed to help you lose rather than gain, and be more interested in brown chicken brown cow, if you know what I mean. So, I have high hopes that at least this will allow me to stop having to fight so hard just to maintain my weight, and even if it doesn't make me lose weight itself, perhaps I'll be able to do so on my own without Zoloft dragging me ever upwards. I'm encouraged, too, about its helping to remove cravings, since really they are my biggest battle in the food department. Has anyone else used it? If so, what did you experience (and please don't tell me that it made you sprout an extra eyebrow, because that would be just too depressing!!!)?


arbee said...

OMG both of them look soooooo much more grown up...especially Josie! She's becoming a beautiful young woman. (EEK!!)

Happy Summer! :)

Hotch Potchery said...

mmm, brown chicken brown cow? I feel like I should know what that means, but I don't.

Man, I had to do so much cleaning up after our dog when my dog would get one of the kid's things...I am sorry that happened to Josie!

Anonymous said...

Your kids look so darn cute!

Um, I don't know the brown chicken brown cow thing either.

Melissa said...

How horrible, poor Josie :(
Sorry she had a rough time, hope it's all better now.

Good to hear things are going swell in your department, always a good thing when a Doctor does what they are being paid for! lol,
Hope the managing goes your way also! Good luck!!!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

How big they are now. Wow. Time flew.

creative kerfuffle said...

rofl about brown chicken brown cow! oh, seriously, i almost peed my pants. ahem.
ok--first--the kids are too damn cute. did you special order those awesome dimples for them or what??? my kids have one week of school left.
and holy crap on the dogs trashing josie's room!
wellbutrin--hmmm, i took it for about a yr after the boy was born. i told the dr. i needed something that would keep me from going from sobbing one minute to wanting to rip someone's head of the next and for some brown chicken brown cow help. it worked. i don't think it curbed any cravings though.

Swistle said...

OOOOhhhhhhhhh, I finally got it! Bow-chicka-bow-bow! Brown chicken brown cow! Right? I = genius!

Your kids are SO cute.

How lucky it was on the quilt and not soaking into the mattress!!

I'm going to be very interested to hear Wellbutrin reports!

Kelsey said...

Ah - so glad Swistle explained brown chicken brown cow for us, because I was confused too!

I think Harper and Michael will have the same school-spacing as Josie and Patrick - who are looking very grown up!

Bring A. Torch said...

Ok, this is what happened to me when I started on Wellbutrin. I think we added it to Effexor, but this was over 10 years ago and I honestly can't remember.

Effexor is a b-word for lots of reasons; one is that it can send your appetite into overdrive. In my case, I felt hungry all the freaking time. I could not recall the last time I felt full (or the last time my clothes fit, for that matter). Then the semester ended, I came home from college, and my psych nurse added Wellbutrin. This was back when you had to take it twice a day.

Not long afterwards, I was having dinner with my mom, and suddenly it hit me. I looked up from my squash and exclaimed, "I'm FULL!"
I don't know if this came with any major weight loss, but I definitely felt a lot better and was not nearly so obsessed with Moose Tracks. Hope you have a similarly excellent experience! Good luck!