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Tecfidera - Day 5

I was a little worried this morning when I realized that I had slept until nearly 9:30 because my drug routine scheduled me to take my Tec at 8:00; but I swallowed a baby aspirin and prepared breakfast for my son and husband to give the aspirin a head start. After a bowl of Rice Chex and a cup of coffee I took dose 9 and I have suffered so side effects today. It's been a busy day and I am happy with my little accomplishments. I thoroughly cleaned my laundry room and shampooed the rug where the litter box is located. My cat's "space" is clean again. I hope she appreciates it.

When I was younger I used to take on cleaning projects with a vengeance, scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, shining, tossing old stuff...I have discovered with a few years o me and the inconvenience of MS that I am much more productive taking my tasks in small measure with little rests in between. So, after the basement cleaning, I picked up a borrowed library book and allowed Joy Fielding to suck me into one of her superbly written mysteries. I am actually surprised that I puti t down long enough to warm up some left overs for a light lunch.

My second planned project for the day was to tidy my desk area in preparation of the arrival of my new desk top computer. It should be here tomorrow and I am very excited to welcome this Christmas present to myself. I got a great deal on a refurbished Dell and have BIG writing plans for it.

After being on winter break since December 23, I realize that my tentative plan to retire at the end of the school year is actually a good idea. I love being home to pursue my writing passion.

I have an affection for routine, but last night I actually stayed up reading until 1AM. That's not like me and I do not plan to make it a habit, but I have to admit that I kinda like breaking the early to bed early to rise rule that school teachers adhere to. No matter how adequately we mature in life, there is still a bit of that rebellious child lurking, isn't there?

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