Things are leveling off a bit in our house, still a lot of ups and downs, but lots of progress. Luca said he had a great day at school yesterday. He had fun on the playground and seems to like his teacher a lot. He still has issue with the architecture but it’s not everybody’s style.
Luca has been sleeping better and even through the night a couple of times, although it isn’t as consistent as it was before my bike trip. We had a couple of flare ups over the weekend which started over nothing. He had a full on tantrum because we didn’t want to turn on the heat. It was too nice out. He got very irate and talked in a disrespectful manner. I tried to get involved and that backfired.
Sunday he had a really good play date with a friend from school. I was happy it was successful. This morning was difficult because he overreacted on two occasions. The first was over a shirt that bothers his neck. We have tried a few times now because it’s a very cool shirt but he just doesn’t feel right in it. We said fine and that I could wear it. That sent him over the edge and rather than let me wear it, he wanted to throw it out. Not sure what the issue is.
Soon after, we put a new collar on our cat and Luca got very upset, yelling at us to take it off. He couldn’t see that she was not being choked. He tends to harp on things like this and he continued the discussion after school. Later that night we removed the collar. Luca 1 Us 0.
Tuesday night was the worst night of sleep of the week. Wednesday night was the best. It’s very hard for all of us to function on such fractured sleep. He was up Tuesday night from 11:30p.m. to 4 a.m. It was brutal. Nightmares apparently and then he was wide awake.
In the morning I let him sleep until 7:30 and then took him to school late by about 15 minutes. He was very agreeable and I was happy he went to school.
I have been working on a brick path for my brother-in-law to match others I have done and it went well. In the studio I have been pleased with the output, painting and silkscreen pretty much simultaneously. I am trying to promote both in the next months by applying to shows.
My hand and wrist are getting better. I have been to acupuncture 3 times now and am seeing results. It’s a trippy process. I have done some electro-acupuncture and that is a really trippy sensation, strong thumping inside my arm.
I have found time to ride my bike and skateboard lately and that really clears my head and makes my mood brighter. We are having summer weather here lately, 75 degrees yesterday, so that helps too.
My nephew Rowan went off to college last Sunday, crazy. We moved here when Rowan was born, 20 years ago.