I've decided it is time to play with my supplement intake a little. As much as I love the energy it gives me - it takes away my afternoon slump - it also has been giving me a lump in my throat. I noticed that every day that I take my morning supplements, I immediately have a lump and uncomfortable swallowing on the left side of my throat that lasts for the day. I also am noticing increased mucous presence in my throat and as post nasal drip for up to 48 hours afterwards. Not worth it to me. I looked up vitamin lump in throat on the internet and some of the pages that came up mentioned that my symptom could be an allergic reaction. Today I took all my morning supplements but not my B100, hoping that was it. But the lump is here now, so tomorrow I'll take away the vitamin C.
I also am noticing a serious lack of Christmas spirit this year. I am just not into it. All the Christmas music is depressing. I can't wait for it to be done. This isn't new, per se, I have actually seen a steady decrease over the years of my desire to "do Christmas". It just has become all the things that I don't like. My kids are really hard to buy gifts for, as they realize they don't NEED anything (proud of them for that) and getting them to make a list of stuff they want is near impossible. I don't have time to wander around malls looking at everything to find "that perfect gift". I feel like the gifts that we purchase or make for others outside of our family of six are just not enough. Not expensive enough, not thoughtful enough, not good enough. I don't like secrets or surprises. I'm feeling an overwhelming sense of being kept in the dark about something right now. This year Christmas has a whole different set up and time table than normal and I am already mourning the loss of our own little family traditions. I know that my kids are going to have the best Christmas ever and I am so excited for them, but at the same time, sad for myself.