Friday 6 April 2018

O happy Day!

Why so, you ask?  So many reasons, I say.  It's been a very short work week, since Monday was a statuatory holiday for me.  Those three days flew by with various meetings and discussions.  Being as it is Friday, I'm off for my weekend, hooray!

I was up early this morning, as Sasha would not allow me to sleep...he was hungry and was letting me know in no uncertain terms that he could not wait any longer.  Funny, I don't mind getting up early on my day days not so much.  Mind you, I did get an extra hour of sleep.

I woke up for the first time in a long time without any jaw pain.  I've been clenching my jaw in my sleep and grinding my teeth.  I picked up my night guard yesterday from the dentist's office.  That pricey little piece of plastic made all the difference.  I thought it might take a bit of getting used to, and while it did feel a bit odd it certainly didn't disrupt my sleep.  

Speaking of disupted sleep, little Eli had a good night last night.  He went to bed about 7 p.m., was up with his mom at 9 p.m. for a bit watching gymnastics.  I heard nothing until 4 a.m. and that was only a brief few minutes while his mom filled the bottle for him. He got up while I was feeding the cats, in a very happy mood.  At the moment he's been napping since just before 10 (so nearly two hours!) while his mom is at her doctor's appointment.  I expect he'll be awake shortly and wanting his lunch. 

But the best news of all, and what has me practically dancing in glee (at least when D isn't around) is that J has decided to move back to B.C.  Apparently his mom bought him a voucher for a flight for Christmas.  According to D, he's planning on leaving today or tomorrow.  Neither of us is holding our breath as chances are it won't happen that quickly. But soon!

What precipitated this decision isn't entirely known. To be honest, I don't care...all that matters to me is he is leaving town!!!  D has already assured him that she will FaceTime with Eli every day, will talk about Daddy and keep photos out.  Whether out of sight will become out of mind at some point is yet to be seen.  In the meantime, I'm hopeful that there will be less drama and more stability in little Eli's life.

Yes, it's a very happy day!


  1. Oh, that's big news! Happy day indeed! Fingers crossed he exits the scene soon...I'm sure it will be better for everyone's mental and emotional health!

    Enjoy the weekend!

    P.S. I had a night guard years ago, but for me, it just made me clench down harder at night while sleeping and I'd wake up with significant jaw pain. Trust me to be "backward" about something like that. I'm glad it's working for you!

  2. Happy HAPPY day! What a lot to be happy about, GF!

  3. The night guard made a significant difference for Kate's favorite brothers. ALL of them ground their teefs!

  4. That is good news about Eli's dad. It's sad that he has to be out of the picture (somewhat) to be a positive influence, but some people are like that. Maybe he will grow up some day and acquire responsibility - but I think Eli may beat him to that.

    I too clench my jaw when I sleep, but only sporadically. I know it can be a problem for many. I am glad to read that the night-guard (that sounds like it should patrol your house and grounds, doesn't it?) does its job. I am surprised - pleasantly so - that it doesn't disrupt your sleep. Funny that it wouldn't, considering that it's a piece of intrusive plastic. But I suppose it is putting your jaw where it should for the night, so it's actually relaxing the situation. In any case, I'm happy it is working well for you.

    Good sleep, good news - good day!


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