Not quite as "quippy" as my husband, but I figured "Hey, everybody else is doing it" and "Yes, mom, I would jump off a bridge. . . "
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Day 1 . . .
Day one has been a success. We left last night about 8:00pm and headed east and south toward Cincinnati. I expected the kids to crash since I was using their normal drugs . . . Clozapine for Dustin and Melatonin for the littles. The littles went out with little difficulty but Dustin was still going strong at 2:00am. I had Robert pull over and I put him in the front while I squished my booty in the little part that was left of the back seat. He went right out. We made great time and I got a little sleep. We stopped for breakfast in Atlanta and then headed to Stone Mountain.
The last time I was in Stone Mountain was coming home from our honeymoon in 1997. It has grown so much! There is a wonderful little village with a HUGE "sky hike" and games and a 4D movie theatre experience, mini golf, amphibious vehicles rides and much more. We got there early in the morning so there were very few people there. The kids had so much fun! Harrison fearlessly did the Sky Hike and of course had to do the upper level. Robert is afraid of heights so it was a struggle, but he did really well. Harrison breezed through the course like a champ.
Dustin was awesome today at Stone Mountain. He loved seeing the view from atop the mountain. He has been cooperative and pleasant. We increased his lithium last Monday and perhaps we are seeing some benefits. I will keep my fingers crossed. While leaving the park, he exclaimed "This is the best vacation ever!" It has barely started and it is the best ever!
Right now I am sitting in a hotel waiting for Lisa and J to get here. We are resting and going to shower soon to wash the day's stink off. We will then go out to eat and swim in the hotel pool. I am so looking forward to it. I am really struggling with a foot issue. Last week I wore some cute shoes from Aeropostale. They were the cutest ballerina tennis shoes with eyelets and laces on the side of the front. Yeah. They mercilessly tore into my poor pinky toes! I wore them to the grocery and by the time I was done I had two nicely opened blisters, one on each foot. The right one has been more painful and I wore flip flops to work this week to give it some room. One of the little kids at work stepped on it while running across the room on Tuesday. It tore open and was smashed. It was bruised and painful, but not too bad. On the drive last night, it took on a alife of it's own. Oh. My. Lord. I can barely walk on it. It is swollen, red, unmoveable and angry. The toe is numb and there are red streaks coming from the sore to the rest of my foot. Ya think it's infected?? Um, yeah. I am spending time soaking it in Epsom salts as we speak. I may be visiting an urgent care facility in Florida. Fun.