Mira is absolutely adorable! I really love the second pic.
DH has sleep problems (combat related) and generally doesn't sleep well without taking something. He likes Melatonin but read something about it being bad for sperm count so stopped taking it. He's said a couple of times he can't wait until I'm pregnant so he can start taking Melatonin again. The doctor gave him Ambien when he was overseas and he speaks fondly of it.
I was thinking recently about "stories in your head." When I was a child I remember lying in bed and I would make up elaborate stories in my head, generally every night for about 1/2 hour before sleep. I never felt that I wasn't sleeping and I loved the time to just shut off the outside world and be creative. I'm sure that's why I became interested in writing as a child. Even now, when I'm really "into" creative writing I spend a lot of down time just playing out stories in my head. When I don't do that - like now - I find it much more difficult to write.
When I met DH, he was in the habit of listening to talk radio at night to help him sleep. It drowned out the sounds so he didn't wake up to every little noise. I absolutely hated it, and we fought about it for years until I finally won out. We don't have the radio at night. But I seriously felt that it took away that quiet reflective time at the end of the day that I really need to recharge, and replaced it with someone else I didn't want to hear.
Am I odd, or anyone else have a similar experience?
For today's insane work update, a friend of mine was browsing the district's job offerings to see what was open. My exact title is advertised (not my job, just there are multiple openings for SLPs they are looking to fill). Specifications were either an SLP license and certificate (which I have) or an SL Technician certificate (which is far less qualified than I am). Salary is $10K-$12K/year more than I currently earn. Seriously, they are willing to pay someone LESS qualified than I am and with no experience $12K more than they are paying me? DH and I are having a serious talk about this and the upshot is that if I can't convince them to give me that salary for next school year (I signed a contract for this year, so until that expires I can't change anything) I will have to work elsewhere. If that's what I am worth to them, they can find someone else to fill this position and I will go earn more somewhere else.
Me (40) DH (47) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12