I’m still hanging in there with the Roman numerals, but I’m convinced it’s going to catch up to me sometime soon…
This week has been an absolute whirlwind. I’ve no idea how we wound up at Tuesday again already. Sometimes I feel like I meet myself coming and going! At any rate, here’s the list:
The biggest thing I’m grateful for this week is we finally nailed down the details of our vacation. We’re headed to Montreal and Quebec City this August by way of Niagara Falls. My husband, son and I had spent quite a bit of time trying to nail down a good time to go on vacation, where we wanted to go, and even though we’d thrown around the idea of heading to Quebec for awhile, in the end we weren’t sure we could get it all scheduled the way we wanted. But we did and we’ve now booked our apartments for Quebec City and Montreal, which I’m very excited about! We generally stay in apartments or condos rather than hotels so that we can cook if we like and it’s generally cheaper, believe it or not. I’m excited to get a little French immersion (even if it isn’t Paris) and I think it will be fun showing our son a taste of French living. Or French Canadian living.
Chateau Frontenac – Quebec City
I made a decision last week that’s been a long time coming (and one that I’m going to go into further detail about later). I went off my antidepressants. It’s only been 5 days but so far so good. I didn’t go through any withdrawal symptoms, which wasn’t really surprising as my dosage was so low anyway. I realize it’s not something that would work for everyone, nor would I recommend it for others, but it’s one that I hope is going to work better for me. I’ll keep y’all posted.
I also cut out almost all of the supplements I’ve been taking and I’m making some rather drastic changes to my diet. I’m not going on a diet; simply changing the way I eat. I’m trying to cut way back on carbs and sugars because they generally make me feel like shit when I eat them and I’m tired of feeling sluggish and tired all the time. I’m trying to stick with more protein and fruits and veggies. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes, too but so far I’m feeling really good. I’m sure in a few days I’ll be willing to commit murder for a sugar packet but I’ll be all right.
And “Deadpool”. Can we talk about “Deadpool” for a second? I’m not a huge fan of superhero movies, but this one – wow. First of all, Ryan Reynolds. Nobody beats him for gorgeous smartassery goodness. And he is so in his element in this movie. It’s line after line after line of just raw hilarity. And yeah, it’s raw. I’ve seen a few parents complaining that it’s an “R” rated superhero movie but y’know, adults deserve some fun, too. Not everything has to be kid-appropriate. And as a parent, you’ve got to realize that if you’re taking your kid to a movie you haven’t researched beforehand, well…you’re rollin’ the dice, baby. That’s why they put those ratings on the movies – to give you a heads-up that it’s not a squeaky clean “Captain America” movie. (Thank goodness!) It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie that was so good I wanted to walk back in and watch it again immediately but this one made me feel that way. So I’m just going to say it’s the best superhero movie since “The Dark Knight” (and yes, I loved “The Avengers” but I stand by my assessment) and really, for me, “The Dark Knight” was great because of Heath Ledger.
So all in all, it’s been a fun week. And really, is there anything better than that?
Much love. – Mama Bear