The cold still lingers, though I feel better today. I’m not coughing as much and my nose isn’t running quite constantly. I’ve blown it so many times that the skin on the end around my nostrils is all dried out and flaking off. I’m just so pretty right now.
Josh seems to be doing alright. He can actually take cold medicine so we got him some Alka Seltzer at the store yesterday. He was pretty rough most of the day. I think he slept alright last night and seems to be doing a little better this morning. At least he wasn’t a cranky bastard again.
I’m just hoping to have a reasonable day. It didn’t start out great. I didn’t have time to knit this morning before I left the house and then I thought I’d bring some cough syrup with me, but I didn’t get the lid on the bottle tight enough and it leaked all over the inside of my work bag. Fortunately it got mostly on the contents of the bag and not the bag itself. But of course when I was dragging the stuff out of the bag I managed to get syrup all over my shirt. The only good thing is that I’m wearing a cardigan this morning and I was able to just button it up part way to cover the red stains on my lime shirt. I just hope it comes out in the wash.
I’m not feeling overly mental this morning, just tired still. The sleep is not great yet, which I guess is to be expected. I’m trying to only take the cough syrup when I need it so I ended up waking up in the night in need of some. I seem to have established a pattern – I wake up around 11 to use the restroom and then again around 3 coughing. I really hope that shit stops soon. I’m just a little too tired to deal with this.
The moods have been pretty decent, all things considered. Josh and I got along really well this weekend even though neither of us felt very good. I’m just really glad we didn’t have the brat – I wouldn’t have been able to deal with that. We did go shopping for her birthday present and got that taken care of. All in all it was a good weekend and I got a reasonable amount of stuff done.
I’m trying to register for my summer class this morning and the stupid system isn’t letting me. It keeps telling me I don’t have a valid enrollment appointment. The information on the registration page says that graduates can start enrolling today, and I am classed as a graduate, so I don’t understand what the deal is. Ah yes, bureaucracy… I called and they said since I’m not enrolled in spring classes I have to wait for the open enrollment period which doesn’t start until NEXT Monday. Delightful. I just really hope there’s still an open spot in the class by then. If not I’m sure there’s going to be something else I could take considering I’m going to be doing the full Master’s degree now.
The thing that will potentially suck about me going to school is that all of my classes will be night classes – just like Josh’s classes. And it appears that mine will start at 5pm which means I’ll just stay on campus those days and not see Josh at all until we both get home. Oh well, it’s a trade off. Less time together now should hopefully mean more money later and more time together later. I’m just really hoping I’m able to figure out how to sleep on the nights I have class since I won’t be able to eat dinner and take pills at normal time.
Oh – the salt scrub. I think it turned out good. I tried it on my feet yesterday and then my elbows this morning in the shower. It seems a little runny, so I think I’ll adjust the amount of oil next time, but it’s not bad for a start. I only made a small batch since I wasn’t sure I’d even like it. I seem to be getting into this whole “make your own beauty products” thing. I was contemplating making my own body wash but it sounds like kind of a pain in the ass. If anyone has any interesting home recipes for shit like that I’d love to hear about them. For the salt scrub I mixed 1C of Epsom salts with 1/2C of baby oil and 6 drops of tea tree oil. I just combined it in one of those disposable snap lid bowls. I think it’s a bit runny so next time I think I’ll only use 1/4C of baby oil.
The tardive dyskinesia is still in full swing. I’m just waiting for shrinky-poo’s office to open at 9 so I can call and tell her. It seems to have gotten worse as I’ve been sick. This morning my face feels hyperactive. Any time I’m not talking or eating my face is doing it’s own twisted little dance. Not sure what this means but it is annoying as fuck. I’m hoping she can figure out something to do soon so that this goes away. I feel like a goddamn freak.