I will be selling "The Work Too Hard, Drink Too Much and Get Too Little Sleep Diet" at bookstores everywhere in 2010. You can get a signed copy if you can find me in fractal space, since I will have dropped to a negative weight by then.
I've been having some terribly acute pain in my left breast of all places, so I saw my doctor (who's an Osteopath) this morning... he didn't even do a breast exam, just poked around my back and suggested that a rib was clearly out of place and causing some problem with some cartilage and a major nerve near my pectoral muscle blah blah blah. How bizarre! He seemed to rule out breast cancer pretty quickly (a concern that's been weighing heavily on my mind), but I requested a script for a baseline mammogram anyway. I'm overdue for one of those. Luck would have it that my procrastination in that area has paid off-- apparently, they now do digital mammograms, which are far less painful.*
Things at work have been weird for days, but they seem to be improving on their own. I shouldn't take things personally or let things fester, but I guess we're all guilty of that sometimes. I don't know why I have such difficulty talking extemporaneously about things that bother me.
Had lunch with a friend from my old job (actually, he worked upstairs in another office)... he gave me some info on an opening they had available. Health benefits would go a long way towards making me more independent, so I'm not ruling it out, but I'd hate to give up the job that I love (heck, even when it's weird in a not-great way). Got to ride on a motorcycle (wheeee!), and had lunch at the mall.
Afterward, I went shopping for cat food and stopped by a local Bealls outlet for a pair of jeans, since all of mine (even my old ones) are quite literally falling off of me.** I thought maybe, MAYBE, I could squeeze into a size six. Boy, was I wrong.
I'm now a solid size FOUR. I told Paul that I hadn't been a four since high school, but I'm not sure I've ever been a four. That's just CRAZY. I think they're making the sizes more generous these days, because I'm definitely not as tiny as I was in high school.
I got a pair of random jeans, a pair of Levi's, an $80 Coldwater Creek jacket and a funky necklace for under $50. SCORE!
Tonight I head to the executive and general board meetings of my favourite theater. I didn't make the last meeting, so I won't have much to contribute, but at least I'll get caught up to work on things for the next meeting. After, I may head back to the Laboratory for a quick drink before sleeps.***
So, I don't update for months, and then you get random crap like this. So sad, too bad!
I'll try to have something more substantial next time :)
Till then, hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough <3
* Or so I've heard. From men.
** Not simultaneously. That would be weird.
*** Welcome to the Cafe Laboratory... you can tip out any time you'd like, but you can never leave.
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