They say that what you do on New Year's Day will set the tone for what you do the rest of the year. So far, I haven't done anything particularly exciting, but what I have done has gone very well. Sounds silly, being excited about mundane stuff, but I am a silly girl.
* Breakfast at the really good bagel place. Got a really good, nice, funny waiter. :)
* Food shopping. Got our favorite cashier, and a really nice and actually intelligent bagger (baggers tend to be monosyllabic and sullen). Between in-store coupons and specials, we saved $20 - and part of that was buy-one-get-one-free on the items we actually use the most, stuff like pasta and chicken noodle soup (Elayna's current favorite food). And there were other discounted things, including a pair of very nice around-the-house Dearfoams slippers (read: bedroom slippers with traction) for $3! My feet are always so cold...
* I had energy! Still do! This is the first time in months that I've actually had the energy to make it through grocery shopping! And when I got home, I put away lots of the groceries! Big change from having to drag my ass to the tables outdoors after four aisles or so, then collapse on the couch when I get home.
That third one is the most important, of course. So. Cutting back to 600mg in the morning has really helped! I could see and walk just fine, and, well, if I crash out later, at least I'll have had energy in the morning. :) My days have been pretty good for the last week, side-effect-wise. Nights, not as much; I only had one really bad night. And Kires reports that, when my face hurts, it actually turns red. Something to let the neuro know. But I'm allowed to cut the evening dose back to 600mg as well. I just have to do it gradually. Will start next week.
Oh, also - I have a written plan for the big house chores. Because I'm moving around big things, bookcases and tables and the like, I need to do everything in a specific order. Now I've got that written down, so I don't just stand there thinking "I need to move the anthology cases - but I need to move the table leaf - and what about the comic boxes? - and - and - oh, dude, I need a cookie." I have all the steps written down in the necessary order.
And Adam and I have crossed three big things off the master to-do list. :)
We're taking the rest of today as a writing day; him for his Bookslut column, me for a special project that I'm not going to jinx myself by talking about, because if my brain does crash and I don't get it done, I don't want people to be disappointed. But if I get it done - it'll be a lot of fun.
Yay new year!