Sorry it was a bummer day.
It's hard to keep up the pace that others expect of you and even worse, to try to keep up with what you expect of yourself. Give yourself credit, Sheena. You know there will ALWAYS be people that will give well-intentioned advise. I always smile sweetly and say, "thanks." Because I know I don't have to explain myself to anyone.
You have a lot on your plate right now. Be proud of what you have accomplished. I'm sure your friend feels he is giving you good advise (I call it the "you better do this" advise). Just take it for what it's worth. Advise. That's all. You are an intelligent, articulate person. You are under a lot of stress and the lack of sleep isn't helping either. Things will look a lot better in the morning...
Yeah, I just had a seizure about an hour ago! But, you know what? I'm not going to let that stop me from getting on with my day! I think I will have some chocolate! That is MY way of dealing with stress. I know it's not a substitute for good nutrition. And my family yells at me all the time. You have a pack of cigarettes... well I can't tell you how many 3 lb bags of M & Ms I've bought lately! lol So, you see, we can all laugh a little bit, even through all the bitterness and stress.
I'm not a smoker, but I notice that when people try to quit under stress, they seem to smoke more! It's just not right to try to give yourself that kind of pressure. It's bad enough that you and your husband are trying and then his friend is also there to intervene. If he is your hubby's support then I agree, you'll just have to let it be. Guess you'll have to put on your rain coat and " let it roll off of you".lol
Funny, ...I never sleep all the way through the night either. Toss and turn when I wake up in the night. I used to be a great sleeper before taking these meds. I used to fall asleep as soon as my head used to hit the pillow at night and I woke up in the morning when the alarm would go off. I average 4 hours a night now. Used to be 7-8. I dream like crazy. Never remembered my dreams before. Everybody here seems to have similar problems.
Keep truckin' Sheena! (Think I'll have some M & Ms right now...)
So, because I feel a little disoriented from this morning's little "episode", like I said, I am going to treat myself to a little chocolate. It always seems to reorient me !
And , Dorothy, that is a good idea, maybe tonight I will dust off my VHS tape of The Wizard of Oz and sing with Dorothy and crew. (while eating more chocolate of course).
Sheena, you should do the same!