Toad’s Weekly Assessment #32

A weird week of sick and grumpy kids, much writing, and ended with the highlight of seeing the final movie in the Resident Evil series.


Mood Score Key:

Sliding Hypomania = 1  ~ Hypomania = 2 ~  Mania = 3  ~  Baseline (My Normal) = 0

Sliding Depression = -1  ~  Depression = -2  ~  Severe Depression = -3 ~ M = Mixed State

Energy Score Key:

Low = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  High = 1

Irritation Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Anxiety Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Migraine Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3 ~ Extreme = 4 ~ Aura Present = A

Sleep Quality Score Key:

Bad = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  Great = 1


Special Notes for the Week

Menses Start Date: 1/23/2017

Weigh-In at Med Clinic: ~

Weighed at 149.4lbs on Dad’s scale on 1/23/2017


Sunday ~ January 22, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: no sleep for real – spend all night and day working on scheduling the Tarot prompts for the Chaos Pen blog, made it to finishing Temperance

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8pm
  • Probiotic blend capsule @ 8pm

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 2 leftover steaks
  • 1 plate of spaghetti with butter dips (biscuits dipped and baked in butter)

Notes

  • difficult day with Little Bear: he was high energy and had a hard time following directions, discovered that YouTube is on the Xbox 360 again – war ensued between us again

Monday ~ January 23, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 11pm night before, up at 6am – 9 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm
  • 1 Probiotic blend capsule @ 7pm

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 1 12oz. Shasta Black Cherry Soda
  • 1 leftover steak for breakfast
  • leftover homemade cheese pizza
  • 1 1oz. snack bag of sour cream & onion chips
  • 2 hot dogs

Notes

  • Little Bear had a hard time waking up at 6:30am, fell asleep at the breakfast table, and didn’t want to go to school but didn’t fight me and got on the bus on time
  • Watched last half of Men in Black 3 with Dad (first time I saw) and then watch Captain America with him (watching that one has yet to get old) – it’s been really nice to have someone to watch movies with, the boys don’t seem to enjoy it much

Tuesday ~ January 24, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1A

Hours of Sleep: bed at 11pm night before, up at 7am – 8 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 8:30am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 5:30pm
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm
  • 1 Probiotic blend capsule @ 7pm

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 3 eggs and 4 slices of wheat toast
  • 1 1oz. snack bag of Utz brand BBQ chips
  • 2 cheese burgers on wheat bread with French fries

Notes

  • school canceled due to ice storm
  • worked on scheduling Tarot prompts for Chaos Pen blog some more – have been for some time now actually, this way they’ll auto post every Thursday
  • messed up afternoon, Little Bear got angry at Scholar Owl because he didn’t save his hot dog from the night before so he punched him, Scholar Owl tried to fix it by getting him a leftover hot dog for lunch, Little Bear cried about it to my dad, Dad tried to talk to Scholar Owl to tell him we don’t throw food away, Scholar Owl blew up in his face, Dad slapped him, Scholar Owl stomped (literally here) up the stairs to explode on me on me about it, so I had to find out what happened from both sides, so I did I had to explain the emotion chain reaction to both of them – firmly to Scholar Owl and gently/tactfully to my dad, they made amends with each other, later I tried to explain to Little Bear that he needs to be nicer to people, I still don’t think he’s listening
  • Tuxedo Cat watched the third Resident Evil movie on Netflix with me in prep for the new movie coming out, he liked it so I dug out the DVD collection set to watch with him later

Wednesday ~ January 25, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 10pm (I think?) night before, up at 6am

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 8am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8:30pm
  • 1 Probiotic blend capsule @ 8:30pm

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 1 1oz. snack bag Utz brand party mix
  • 1 1oz. snack bag Utz brand plain chips
  • 1 cup mac & cheese, 1/2 cup corn, 1/4 cup seasoned collard greens (first time trying them and didn’t care for them)

Notes

  • 1 hour delay due to ice storm, but at least they went to school
  • watched the next Res. Evil movie (Afterlife) with Tuxedo Cat – which he liked, I believe it’s safe to dub this guy an action film fan, I’m just happy I have someone to watch all my fave hero flicks with now it seems – so long as I’m willing to stick with just one per night (apparently marathons are not allowed unless I want to do them solo)
  • scheduled Chaos Pen Challenge #12 – I swear picking the music is the hardest part in all this, right now it’s been taking me all day to select six songs – I’m hoping that once I get a song list for each card done up I can shorten the process (pffft… yeah right… there is just way too much in the way of music I like out there to choose from)
  • finished the Major Arcana free write prompts for the Chaos Pen blog, now to get started on the Minor Arcana, undecided which suit to begin with
  • I haven’t finished revising my first novel and already ideas for a second is starting to flood in which is making me start to think about all kinds of things regarding my first novel in terms of revision – like should I include Rue’s side of the story? which would mean I’ve only written half of a novel so far @_@ and the Thomas part still needs serious work then again I could just focus on Thomas part and expand it and work on the Rue story line in the second that might work better, not sure – really depends on what the reader needs to make the book work but honestly I feel the first book is Thomas’ story so Rue’s tale shouldn’t be in there

Thursday ~ January 26, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1A

Hours of Sleep: bed at 9pm night before, up at 6am – 9 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 8am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 6pm
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm
  • 1 Probiotic blend capsule @ 7pm

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • Chicken Nuggets and Potato Puffs
  • 2 1oz. snack bag Utz brand party mix

Notes

  • worked on pasting the text of my scenes from the original vomit draft into my Scrivener outline, moved some scenes, and made some notes – thinking I may be ready to start outlining the next draft since I feel that I am missing some scenes involving Thomas’ mother and that part of the family, I need to at least explore it and decide how much needs to be there for the reader
  • head lice scare for Tuxedo Cat, got a phone call from the school and had to pick him up to shave his head because he was scratching it and pulling hair out so bad – NO LICE as expected and sure enough he had been pulling out his bangs which meant I had let his hair grow out too long, usually he gets a pair of scissors and cuts it though, in the end the result was the same: we had to shave his head ultra short again which seems to be what he prefers anyway

Friday ~ January 27, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1

Hours of Sleep: bed at 11pm night before, up at 6am – 7 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 6am (came back up shortly after)
  • meds missed due to upset stomach

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 2 cotto salami with cheese sandwiches on wheat

Notes

  • woke up with a disorienting headache and nausea, took pain pills on an empty stomach which was a mistake
  • Little Bear was sick too with a low grade fever and he vomited twice today – he didn’t take kindly being stuck in bed all day, sorry little guy but that’s what happens when you miss school and you’re sick, that and I really don’t need the entire house a mess with that either

Saturday ~ January 28, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 9pm, up at 7am to give Little Bear his meds and went back to sleep

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • need to order a refill again, not paying attention at all, and I can’t until Monday
  • half a day of meds left, awesome
  • meds skipped today

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • bought ridiculous amounts of soda but I didn’t finish any of it – Little Bear claimed what was left of my mega sized soda from the movie theater
  • 1/2 mega sized bucket of unbuttered popcorn at movie theater – Tuxedo Cat claimed it during the movie when he finished his, pretty much the norm (honestly surprised I ate as much as I did)
  • 2 burritos

Notes

  • Took Tuxedo Cat to see Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – he really liked it, said the scene with the giant fan made him really nervous (meaning I think it creeped him out or even upset him), him and I talked about it but I can’t go into details here without ruining the movie, but he understands that no one got hurt for real – it almost makes me wish we had never watched that program about wind tunnels a few years back, maybe it wouldn’t have made him so nervous but then again it might have upset him more when the scene played out – funny how all the things these movies have done and that was the only scene to bother him but I think it’s because of plausibility – monsters aren’t real but how many times has Mama said not to stick your finger in the fan? So maybe I should have watched it first before letting him see it? I don’t know. At least if I had waited for it to come out on DVD we could have talked about it right there as it was happening which I think would have been easier for him. But this is why I wanted to watch the other movies with him first before going to see this one with him. I wanted to get a feel of how he was going to handle it because he was set on seeing it opening weekend. He liked them all but neither of us expected that one scene.
  • Little Bear was cranked the rest of the day and felt the need to pester everyone but peace was found to some extent when Dad discovered the Jackie Chan marathon on TV and they watched some of the movies together – meaning Little Bear watch parts of two movies before bed while Dad sat through it all
  • the stomach flu hit Tuxedo Cat, he got sick in the kitchen – all over the counter – and my parents were spleeny as hell about it and acted like it was the damn plague so I asked them if this is how they were when we were kids and they said yes – in stereo – while they both had their faces covered, seriously I don’t know how either of them survived the five of us being sick, so after I cleaned it up Dad had to bleach the countertop, the front of the counter, what was in the counter had to come out and be washed (just in case he said), and THEN he felt it was necessary to run the dish machine a second time with bleach in it, Mom is running around with a can of disinfectant spray, and I’m standing there wondering how it was possible that I grew up thinking any of this was normal, part of me wanted to laugh but I didn’t dare to, but honestly it’s behavior like this that makes our immune systems weak, hospitals need to be that sterile because people in there are struggling to live and most importantly surgery but a family home shouldn’t be – we went through half a container of Clorox wipes just to clean and disinfect the top and front of that counter after it was cleaned the first time, and people wonder why I am the way I am about food safety, it’s because I grew up with this – I’m not kidding the entire day that Little Bear was sick Dad wore a face mask until I pointed out to him that by the time a member in the house shows symptoms everyone already has been exposed to it and the mask is a wasted effort, those masks are only good if you are leaving the house while sick or if someone is coming to visit when people are sick

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