It was a fight to stay awake today; I was just so tired! It isn’t my thyroid, either. My blood test results were normal. While this is a relief — I sort of have a functioning metabolism — it’s also disappointing because there is no other explanation for my exhaustion. Unless it’s just that I’m getting very old and I need more sleep than I am currently getting. Either way, the day was just dragging — you know how some days are like that, and it seems like it will never end? It’s pretty bad when you’re actually looking forward to going to the dentist!! (More on that later.)
New cereal I tried this morning:
It looks like kibble… or what I imagine kibble would look like. I’ve never actually seen any, considering that I don’t have a kibble-consuming pet! (Just plecos that keep dying.)
It tastes kind of bland, but there is a nice crunch to it and it would probably hold up very well in yogurt or oats.
By now it is a well-documented fact that I avoid sandwiches if I can help it. They just make me feel uncomfortable. But today, I had one anyway… I need to finish up those refried beans somehow, and this is a drop in the bucket! (Any suggestions re: what to do with the rest of the beans are welcomed, by the way.)
Obviously, this is not a sandwich. But it was the star of the show, because I grew the lettuce myself!
Oh, yes, the sandwich.
Lettuce and refried kidney beans on germinated wheat bread.
Because it’s just such a fascinating view.
I bought a new plate today, because I had a little… incident with the one I was using until now.
See that lovely crack on the clear plate? … Yeah, melamine is not microwave safe. I know this. So I heated up the food on another plate, and then transferred it onto this one… which apparently can’t handle anything hot, because I literally watched / heard it crack right in front of me. Hmm. The black one is not melamine. It is stoneware, microwave-safe, and extremely breakable. I give it a month.
I thought that my dental visit was supposed to be a quick check-in after my last appointment, but apparently I was scheduled for a cleaning. Okay … fine, I have nothing against clean teeth! The tooth polish that the hygienist used was chocolate mint flavored, and I swear, it tasted exactly like a chocolate mint Jocalat bar. Which is much, much better frozen, but I digress. The hygienist is a yakker. She asked me if I’m on any medication, because “some medications can affect your gums.” So I tell her yes, and which: the thyroid and the osteoporosis pills. She went on and on about how it’s not good for someone my age to be getting a DEXA, and that I shouldn’t take that drug, I should just take calcium and vitamin D, blah blah blah… and all along I’m thinking, You’re supposed to be cleaning my teeth, not telling me what to do about any other body parts! When she asked who gave me the prescription and I told her an endocrinologist, she was disappointed… I guess she was looking forward to telling me that I should have gone to an endocrinologist. Fun stuff.
Other fun stuff: apparently, I have two cavities. My dentist has this nifty new machine — I have no idea what it’s called or how it works, but it basically shows the depth of a cavity. It’s not an emergency — he says he’s been keeping an eye on it since 2009, though this is the first I’m hearing about it! I’m not very happy at all. I haven’t had a cavity in over ten years. And my crazy mind is having a field day telling me that this is because I am eating too much. Don’t ask me to even attempt to begin to justify that, because it makes zero sense. I’m just really, really pissed off. And oh, yeah — they’re on two different sides, so when I get them fixed — in September, I think — I won’t be able to eat. Joys!
Random question of the day… it’s a long story, and I’ve already yapped for long enough, so I’ll skip it. But if you had to choose:
Would you go with the blue or the yellow?
Is it really very sad that it isn’t even 8.00 PM, and I’m already seriously considering going to bed?! Just call me Grandma.
Have a fabulous Thursday!
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”