Toad’s Weekly Assessment #29-2018

It’s been a busy week! I’m so happy that my son, Scholar Owl, is well on his way towards getting his diploma this final year of homeschooling. We also celebrated the birthdays of my sons, Tuxedo Cat and Little Bear, this weekend. My how time flies.

On top of all that, I’ve taken the plunge and begun setting up my online tarot reading shop this week as well. I hope to launch operations next month.


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

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: ~

Weigh-In at Med Clinic: ~


Sunday ~ September 16, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 2

Hours of Sleep: bed at 9pm, up at 3:30am – 6.5 hours total
crashed between 11am-4pm due to migraine (not really sleep)

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprofen @ 6:00am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8:00am
  • 600mg Ibuprofen @ 11:00am
  • 1000mg Tylenol@ 2:00pm
  • 600mg Ibuprofen @ 5:00pm
  • 600mg Ibuprofen @ 11:00pm

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 4 or 5 brownie bites @ 9:45am (dunno why the time was important to me, just was)
  • steak tips, mashed potatoes, mango spears, sliced carrots, salad, Italian bread

Today’s Feelings

  • productive when I woke up
  • dead by afternoon
  • creeping dread by evening

Notes

  • set up my med box this morning
  • woke up with a headache, but I’m hoping it isn’t what I think it is
  • got to work right way on scheduling more posts for the Emotional Tarot series this morning
    • here’s hoping I make great progress today!
  • never mind, it was a migraine
    • I got a few posts done, but not many: up to the King of Cups
  • Tuxedo Cat at least enjoyed the Predator movie with his father
    • he was surprised that this kid didn’t even flinch, but I’m tickled pink that I have at least one son that enjoys zombie and monster flicks with me
    • yes, this is the same child that is a My Little Pony fan
  • Little Bear cranked up full tilt by evening

Monday ~ September 17, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 6am – 6 total crappy hours

Sleep Quality: -1
Little Bear stayed up all night fucking around, wouldn’t stay in bed, and woke me up frequently – not sure how anyone else slept last night

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • ? cups of coffee
  • brownie bites

Today’s Feelings

  • tired and old

Notes

  • Little Bear was still cranked this morning
  • found Scholar Owl wide awake this morning and he reported that he had been up all night as well
  • how did I miss this high energy water the two of them have been drinking?
    • okay, maybe it’s not water but whatever it is I need it
  • even Tuxedo Cat bounced right out of bed this morning
  • starting to understand the meaning of the saying, “Youthful energy is wasted on the young,” or some shit like that

Tuesday ~ September 18, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 6am – 6 hours total
Little Bear passed out as soon as he got off the bus at 3pm

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8pm

Meals

  • ? cups of coffee
  • 1 large coffee from gas station
  • 1 pumpkin muffin
  • sushi, spicy mango salad, miso soup
  • leftover steak tips and mango spears

Today’s Feelings

  • productive
  • physically old

Notes

  • twisted my ankle first thing this morning when I took Little Bear out to the bus
    • no idea what happened, I just dropped
    • rest of the day both legs ached
  • Scholar Owl has been admitted to the Adult Ed diploma program
    • he spent the entire evening filling out paperwork and taking tests
    • 2 more days of this to find out where he’s at
    • it’s either this or the GED/HiSet exam
  • really happy with how my online tarot shop page is starting to look, just need to decide how I want the order buttons to work at this point I think

Wednesday ~ September 19, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 1am, up at 6am – 5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 8am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8:30pm

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 18oz. bottle of black tea
  • large salad
  • leftover and sushi

Today’s Feelings

  • stressed

Notes

  • tried to delete a weird, stray tag in my blog list that shouldn’t have existed, but did and accidentally deleted 20 posts instead… only to discover it was a false alarm, my pages are intact
  • when birthday shopping today for birthday parties this weekend

Thursday ~ September 20, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 3am, up at 6:30am – 3 hours total
napped 12pm to 4pm – 4 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 8pm

Meals

  • ? cups of coffee
  • Nutella & fluff s’mores

Today’s Feelings

  • relieved and proud

Notes

  • Scholar Owl is getting a public high school diploma, the Adult Ed program is accepting his homeschool transcripts in full and all he has left to do with them is a senior project and since he’s enrolled in their program for the year, he can take whatever courses he wants from their diploma program at no cost to us
    • he aced their skills assessment tests both days
    • the job skills testing he did points to business, sales, marketing, and finance
      • I think there was some engineering in there too, but the business stuff was all very high
    • all that stress and crazy documentation paid off
      • was so worried I didn’t do right by him
      • glad I followed their diploma requirements from the start
  • I’m still very sore from falling Tuesday

Friday ~ September 21, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

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

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 75mg Topamax @ 7am
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • ? cups of coffee
  • an ungodly amount of pizza
  • cake and ice cream

Today’s Feelings

  • excited in a nervous way – is there a single word for that?
  • happy

Notes

  • upgraded my WordPress account to a business plan
  • began setting up my online tarot shop in demo mode
    • hoping to have my grand opening in October
  • started up a free exchange reading thread for practice on the mentor forums to make sure I’m ready for this
    • also to make sure my desktop order ticket system to keep track of readings I’ve got in progress actually works
      • I’m using Scrivener for this because… why not?
      • the index cards and folder system this program has is really handy for this actually
      • also will convert files to PDF so I will need to design a professional letterhead soon for the delivery of my digital readings
  • in light of all this I probably ought to rewrite my About page and create a Home page for the blog – just a ton of little things to do
  • birthday party for Tuxedo Cat
    • watched the My Little Pony Movie and enjoyed it
    • watched Transcendence and enjoyed it
    • Tuxedo Cat figured out all by himself using a YouTube video how to replace the batteries in his Rubix Cube Revolution and for him it was Christmas all over again the rest of the night – this kid was thrilled to pieces to have it working again

Saturday ~ September 22, 2018

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 5am, up at 10am – 5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • AM meds missed
  • 75mg Topamax @ 7pm

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • mac & cheese
  • cake and ice cream

Today’s Feelings

  • content
  • productive

Notes

  • focused a ton of energy in getting my online shop ready
  • birthday party for Little Bear
    • no movies though, he was too happy and interested in building with his LEGOs
      • pleased to see him and Scholar Owl get along though

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