Slowly defrosting from a chilly swim… it really, really upsets me when the water is so cold that I need to expend so much energy and swim like a lunatic if I don’t want to freeze. I’m supposed to be relaxing. And since swimming is a relatively low-impact activity, and it didn’t hurt last week, I figured it would be okay for my stupid leg. It would have been better if the water wasn’t cold. Gahhh!
I had my second acupuncture appointment today. Because my knee / hip / leg is still all messed up, I told him that it was also my hamstring that was hurting. Well. Apparently I’m not up to snuff on my human anatomy, because after my appointment, I realized it is actually my Sartorius muscle that’s causing most of the pain. It’s usually fine when I’m sitting still, but sometimes when I walk or stand it tenses up so much that it sends a kind of spasm down my thigh. Not fun. But also thankfully not as bad as it was.
Anyway, that’s my left leg. I felt him poking needles into my right leg too, and when I asked why he was doing that, he said it was so that I could get my period back. It was never my intention to get rid of it in the first place, though I won’t deny it’s one less hassle in my life; but it would also make things a lot easier on me if I did have a period. (Primarily because my mom couldn’t care less if I weighed fifty pounds; if I have my period, I am “healthy” because I can procreate. Gah.) I thought I wanted to get it back. Judging by my reaction to those needles, though, I wonder if I really mean that. Because I freaked. out. Something along the lines of this: Well, if I need to gain weight to get my period, and this is going to make me get it back, then that means this will make me gain weight. I don’t want to do that, certainly not from something totally out of my control! I was, obviously, a wee bit hysterical. I told him that I was not interested in gaining weight via “outside sources,” and he said, “I don’t mean you’re going to gain ten pounds from it.” For goodness’ sake, it’s the principle of the matter here! I don’t think he took that needle out, either. And now I really need to examine this and figure out why I had the reaction I that I did, because I don’t understand it.
Even though it was raining and windy and gross outside, I needed to go somewhere, so I went to Whole Foods on my lunch break. Actually, I went to get something in particular, which, of course, they didn’t have. It’s just as well, though; carrying packages in that type of weather is not very high on my list of fun activities! Nor is sitting in wet clothes, but such is life.
Romaine, roasted baby bellas, tofu cutlet, Brussels sprouts roasted with seasoned salt.
Also along for the ride today was this little cup of wonder.
I know it looks kind of gross, but things like this do not photograph well. At least, not when I’m the one behind the lens!
It appears that I have reached a decision about whether to attend class tomorrow; one reason why I am not going to go is this.
My catfish died. I need to go to Petco and get another one. And I was just getting used to having an aquarium free of drama!! Anyway, I messaged one of my classmates so that in the very unlikely event that my professor says something of note that I need to know, I will be kept updated. Still, I feel kind of guilty. I never cut class. Ever. Especially not when I’m paying through the nose for it! But this is a really silly thing over which to waste guilt, isn’t it?…
I have a scratch in the general vicinity of that red dot. I would really love to know how it got there!
I’ve been sleeping horribly this week. I can’t seem to get drift off before midnight, and my eyes pop open before my alarm even goes off at 5.00 AM, and then I can’t get back to sleep. I attempted to watch the Olympics earlier, but ever since the switch to digital, my TV keeps “skipping.” So much for advances in technology, huh? I’m taking that as a sign that I need to go to bed.
Have a happy Hump day!
Your fellow is your mirror. If your own face is clean, so will be the image you perceive. But should you look upon your fellow and see a blemish, it is your own imperfection that you are encountering — you are being shown what it is that you must correct within yourself.
~The Baal Shem Tov