Days 62 & 63

I have written about these days already, so am just posting the artwork. Really don’t like J’s version of my half-shadow selfie at MHNI so I’m including only the Instagram version.

Days 56 – 58: The More They Stay The Same

Monday brought more headache, frustration and car trouble… at least I was able to get Zo to her first Daisy Scout meeting, and my dad came to the rescue with jumper cables and it was all very easy, though I was breathless with anxiety about my former boss’s hybrid SUV being parked quite nearby in…

Days 53 – 55: The More Things Change…

I have continued to struggle with the increase in my Cymbalta, waking up with a flushed face and a moderate headache every day. This weekend was… a weekend. On Friday, J’s colleague made a comment about his salary; the possibility that he could get an MSW and become a therapist where he currently works as…

Day 42: Weather Break part I

Just the page for now. I am going to take a nap with the cool, cloudy breeze floating in, soothing away the last remnants of the sinus / migraine I woke up with. Sweet relief, warm pillowy bed.

Top Ten Reasons To Buy A Migraine365 Shirt

I’m showing my age here, aren’t I? When I went to college in the early 90’s top ten lists were all the rage, thanks to David Letterman. I must have had 3 or 4 different t-shirts from my university, my honors college, my dorm… all top ten lists. And pretty lame, really. But after a…

Day 30: Necessities

I’m at X’s play practice – Charlotte’s Web – at a high school about 10 miles from where we live. Zo’s kindergarten best friend, A, is the sister of “Wilbur” and the little girl who plays Joy the baby spider. Their mom is the president of Youth Theatre Club. It all seems super convenient and…

Day 28: The Pain Cycle

Things are pretty dismal. I may blog more about it later, or I may not. Here is yesterday’s Migraine365 page: Text of Page: 09.15.14 | Day 28: The Pain Cycle | Migraine365 | Migraine –> Time Lost –> Depression –> Tidal Wave [dishes / rest / house / bills / laundry / kids / work…

Day 26, “everyday”

Today I woke up feeling like total crap. No one (including X) wanted to go to horse lessons, but I had to, because J has become very afraid of X riding. So I didn’t put any makeup or bra on and decided I wasn’t going to get out of the car. I felt awful. I…

Day 24: Mommy and Me, by X (age 9)

This is X’s first Migraine365 page, and she was very excited. We had a great day. I was feeling really well; we got our t-shirts going for the project; our new washing machine delivered; john got caught up on sleep; and we were able to unexpectedly buy food. X and I went grocery shopping together,…

Day 23: Rainy Day Blues

365 Days of Migraine, Day 23, was day 3 in bed for me. Text of Page 09.10.14 | Day 23: Rainy Day Blues | [journal page] Actually, I love rainy days. There was a tornado watch, but even though it was windy and warm there were no storms. It was like the third day in…

The 4 Days of Migraine I Missed Due To Migraine

365 Days of Migraine, Day 19: “The Black Swamp Arts Festival Part 1” 09.06.14 Text of Page: |The Black Swamp Arts Festival fills the streets every September. This year, elizabeth was too sick to go. | The girls and I went down the first day; elizabeth stayed in bed… depressed, scared, sick. | The people…