I'm the type of person who just takes a bit longer to get used to any change in my routine or surroundings. This morning (today) marks the first FULL day of school for Buddy.
Last week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, they only went for a half day - or for what is known as Early Dismissal at 12:45. They have to be there by 7:45 and for a regular day, they're dismissed at 2:40.
Although I have long maintained that Buddy's school (and our church - same building) is somehow placed in it's very own time zone. They kinda do things when they feel like it. Dismissal at 2:40 might turn into 2:45 or even later.
Five o clock Mass on Saturdays is likely to start at ten after five sometimes or perhaps a little earlier. If it's football season and Notre Dame is playing during the day, you can be certain that Mass will be as short as necessary, but still be a full Mass.
So, today's schedule is different than the rest of the summer has been.
That gives me anxiety.
It's okay, though, just give me a day or two to get into it and I'll be fine.
I took an Ativan early this morning and did some of the relaxation techniques that help me feel better. (i.e. I sprawl out on the floor, flat on my back and try to clear my mind and be still as possible). That helped.
Then, I got my morning routine started and finally, around 10 am was able to use my blood pressure machine. My bottom number is always too high in the morning. ALWAYS. Sometimes my pulse is extra high too. And that was after I had tried to be extra zen, too and before any coffee.
Could have something to do with my "someone's upset my apple cart" with my schedule feeling.
By Wednesday, it'll all be good. :-)
Happy Monday, friends!