bad health

Last night, I went to bed at about 11:45pm, way too late considering I had to be up at 5am. I watched most of American History X, a movie I hadn't seen before, which got me all worked up emotionally, and left me feeling generally depressed, because the Camerons of the U.S. seem to be winning right now.

At about 12:30am, I was awakened by the sound of tears. I checked in on Sio, who was sobbing quietly in her room. In the past couple of weeks, her psoriasis, which was basically in remission for about 10 years, exploded, and she was crying because she said she used to be so pretty. I hugged her, and told her she is entirely beautiful, inside and out, and there is nothing psoriasis can do to stop that. She has an appointment with a specialist later this month (because she will not miss school for a doctor's appointment.)

Then I realized that Monkey was also crying. I checked in on her, and she was crying because her privates were itching. This has happened before with her - she has very sensitive skin so we have to be very careful with the soaps she uses when she bathes...but she slept over her cousin's house on Saturday, so she probably took a bubble bath with them, which resulted in the irritation. Easily resolved with a very tiny amount of Monistat.

The whole Laughing Wild family has been suffering recently - oddly enough, I seem to be the healthiest one, since I'm only dealing with chronic pain. Loki has very bad eczema, which is triggered by stress, and his body is almost covered right now - I would ban him from reading online message boards, which get him all worked up, but I'm not that kind of wife - I just gently suggest it might behoove him to take a break from fighting unwinnable battles against "AmericanPatriot27" and "Bush2Rulz" on a political message board.

Loki slept on the couch last night because it's cooler downstairs, and his skin is so irritated that the warmth my body generates was just causing him pain. I got him some nice cool sheets (I've got flannels on the bed right now) and tucked him in. By the time I got to sleep, it was around 1:30am. I still got up at 5 and showered and got dressed (in my new cashmere sweater, purchased off the clearance rack at Marshall's for $38 - and I had a gift card, so I only paid $3.00 of my own money for it), did my hair and makeup (so people will see a functioning person instead of the extra from Shawn of the Dead that I actually am today), and took Loki to work, took Sio and Monkey to school, and headed into my own job. Damn. It was a long day by 7am.

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