Monday, September 27, 2010

Freeze? I don't need no stinkin' freeze.

I had my second appointment with the dentist today.  The hygenist finished cleaning my teeth, and then the doc came in to do my filling.  I was trying not to think too much about it so I wouldn't be super nervous and tense.  When she came in she said she'd try it without the freeze, but if it was too painful, then she'd freeze me.  I said okay.  Why not, right?  Turns out she knew what she was doing because I didn't need the freeze and I only felt pain once!  I don't know if I have a high pain tolerance, or the cavity was in a good spot, or she's a really good dentist, but whatever it is I'm not complaining!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This will be better in the long run

Before I forget, for those of you - like me - who have a strange fascination with polygamy and have enjoyed watching Big Love, there is a new reality show about a polygamous family.  It's on TLC starting on Sunday.  I'm going to watch!

I spend a lot of time being tired lately.  Hence, not so much blogging.  Part of it is that I don't seem to be sleeping as well right now.  I don't know why.

The other, probably bigger, reason is that work is insane.  I just come home feeling wiped.  Heck, half the time I go to work feeling wiped.  Last night I was at work an extra hour and a half.  I think I've mentioned this briefly before, but we're launching a new program at work.  We're dealing with the contracts right now and we have a tight turn-around for the first batch of them.  As in, they need to be complete and in our office by tomorrow.  The rest will be on-going, so it's not like tomorrow is the end of it.  But this was the first big, main push and I think - I hope - that it will be downhill starting very soon.  It helps that Candy (my manager) will be out of town pretty much all next week at out of town meetings.  

It also helps that I leave in a few weeks for my trip back to Ohio.  I'm looking forward to that more than I can say!

So my mantra lately at work has been, "This will be better in the long run.  This will be better in the long run."  Because even though this new program is such a bear right now, it will actually be less work for us, well, in the long run.

Seems this mantra applies in my personal life as well right now.  I guess I'll just focus on the big picture for a little while.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I was at the yarn store for a little while tonight.  (Sunday afternoons and Wed evenings are when people can come by and hang out.)  A man came in at one point, pulled a little piece of paper out of his pocket, and said, "I'm here for my wife..."  He then read off some specifics for a knitting needle.  It was apparent then he didn't really know what he was asking for, but to anyone who knits it wasn't a hard request.  I just thought it was cute and sweet.  I kind of wanted to give him hug.  lol

I signed up for a dating site last week.  I want to at least vaguely attempt to find someone else.  I don't want to be alone.  I hope I haven't made a mistake, but since I don't really expect to get much of a response, I don't know if it will matter.  I've never been the kind of girl to turn heads.  People usually seem to like me, but it's because of who I am.  That's how it should be, really, but that doesn't always do a lot of good when it comes to dating.  So... I don't know.  I guess we'll see.  Don't hold your breath.  I'm sure not.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010


I could blog about work being busy, but I don't feel like it.  I could blog about when Master stopped by this past week because we were going to sign the Separation Agreement that neither of us had bothered to print out, but I don't feel like it.

Last Sunday I put my Facebook status as "heading to the yarn store for Sunday afternoon knitting circle."  My Aunt Kelly commented, "I'm jealous!  I know you won't think this but I love the simplicity of your life."  At first I thought she was crazy.  I mean, I know she knows about my marriage ending and how does that make for a simple life, right?  But then I got to thinking about it and I decided that, other than the crap going on with Master, I really do have a pretty simple life.  And I like it that way.  I've never wanted a job that took up a ton of my time and energy and for the most part, that's the way my job is.  I don't need a million things going on in my life to keep me entertained and happy.  I like being able to just hang out at home by myself or get together with a friend or go to the yarn store.  Outside of work, my time is my own.  The only thing I miss in my life is a man.  That one person to be my partner and lover and best friend.  So, yeah, my life is simple.  You can all be jealous now.  :)


Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Best line heard from my day:

"Don't think of it as buying another knitting book.  Think of it as buying yarn porn."

I love the people I knit with.  lol

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Mostly Normal

I had my next appointment with my doctor this past Thursday.  This was to follow-up on the tests I had done a few weeks ago - including collecting my urine for 24 hours - in an effort to figure out why my hair is thinning.  Basically, everything is normal.  As my doc said (with a grin), "I'm sorry I have to keep giving you good news that everything is normal."  So, no real answers.  But I finally told him why I think stress might be a big factor.  I had never actually told him that Master and I have split up, I had only mentioned that stress could be the cause.  Of course, I started crying.  Bless him for being understanding and not making me feel uncomfortable for crying in his office.  (I know doctor's shouldn't make their patients feel uncomfortable for that, but it doesn't mean it always happens like that.)

Anyway, we decided that I may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  I've had one or two previous doctor's mention it, so it wasn't a surprise.  Apparently there's no sure-fire way to diagnose it and there's no real treatment or cure for it.  It's more like if you have enough of the symptoms, then you probably have it.  I don't have all of the symptoms, but I do have three or four.  So now it's just a matter of managing the symptoms.  There's one symptom in particular - which I won't specify because it's rather embarassing - that I've had for more than ten years and I've taken medication for it before, but haven't for probably five years because I either didn't have insurance or didn't want to have to take yet another drug.  However, I mentioned it to my doc and asked if it might help with the thinning hair.  He said he couldn't promise that it would, but that it might.  So, I've started taking it again.  It'll be nice to reduce or get rid of this other symptom anyway.  I really hope that it helps with the hair loss, but it'll be hard to know if it's the drug or if I'm able to reduce stress.  Either way, I just hope it gets better.

I'm having a really nice Labour Day weekend.  I hope you all are as well!


Thursday, September 02, 2010

I miss snuggling.