Sunday, January 2, 2011

Get Thee Behind Me, Cipro

I promise this will be my last post on the thrilling subject of my antibiotic, because I know you are sick to death of hearing about it. Sick. To. Death. And I feel the same way on writing about it. But since my last post? I've been sleeping about 20 hours out of 24 each day, and even missed New Year's Eve with Loyal Sister because I was, well, asleep.

The only problem I had when I originally went to the doctor was a reoccurring sinus headache. After medication, I seemed to have the problem of chronic sleep. Drastic times call for drastic measures. Last night I simply quit taking the twice-a-day antibiotic. And guess what? Today I am full of life, energy and have had no desire for repeated four-hour naps. Cipro: you are not my friend, and you are no longer welcome in my home or bloodstream.

I was able to stay awake long enough yesterday to finish my classroom's library and grab materials to make lesson plans for this week. (And just how thrilled are my seven year old friends going to be to find out that we will be introducing multiplication and division first rattle out of the bag on Tuesday? THRILLED!)

Today? A new year; a new journey. I've taken a part-time position to help lead a children's ministry in a nearby church. I said good-bye to my former church of 15 years. Those precious people have walked a LOT of miles with me. But I know in my heart and spirit that this was the right move. Going to my new church today just felt like entering another door. I was amazed at how many people I knew in the congregation already (and how many of the now adults I'd taught as children over the years!) Sometimes we can over analyze and over agonize new decisions. And sometimes? We can just step into a new role totally sure it is the right decision. And not only be at peace with it, but be filled with joy at the wonder and potential.

2011, I welcome you and all the new that you have to offer me. Amen.


Nana said...

mmmm. will have to try out your starbucks suggestions! Happy New year!

Gina said...

Glad you are feeling better! How great that you have found a church where you will dive it and start serving right away. As a former Children's Ministry Director, I know the blessing of those who are willing to serve children and their families every week!

Anonymous said...

pressing forward.... what a great way to start the NEW YEAR! This is going to be good.....~A

Lynn said...

So glad you are out of the Cipro fog! I've taken Cipro but don't remember it making me sleepy - weird how drugs affect us differently. I'm so excited for you to be working with Children's Ministry at a new church!! I taught Sunday school for 14 years. This next 6 weeks I'm leading a women's Bible study at my church. It's exciting to have a new year ahead of us and to see what God will do in it.

Buttercup said...

So glad you're feeling better. Coupon going out to you this week! Enjoy and take good care.