I’ve got a headache. No, this is not a novel occurrence. But, I thought I’d let you know, ’cause you care, right?
What do I do about these headaches? Verapmil. Imitrex. A variety of pillows made out of a variety of materials in a variety of shapes. Food and substance restrictions. Visualization and relaxation techniques. Whining and crying.
Everything works to a degree, and where they leave off, I fall to that last one. Which I’m doing today.
But enough complaining, eh?
Little updates for you:
D: After two weeks off of work and isolated from the world, he’s finally on the mend. He returned to the office last Monday and is adjusting fairly well. Although who loves going back after two half-conscious weeks? Poor baby.
Extra Curricular: Friday 4/30 was my first concert with the AH Community Concert Band. I’m the lead (and at this performance) only bass clarinet. The concert was so very much fun. Anyone who has ever found themselves a part of something larger than themselves might know the wonderful feeling playing with a group; your voice blending and melding and sounding out on cue. I just love it. Now, I just need a replace my old, old horn…
Familial: Spent the day before Mum’s Day with my inimitable Momala. We had a great time doing what we love best: eating a good meal, finding out of the way little shops, going to Target. I had so much fun with my Mommasina and step-man Ant-Z. The good mood of the fabulous day help a whole truckload of a lot when, on the way home, I had to drive over the heavily constructed Chicago Skyway in one tiny lane made up of concrete barriers. I hate those things. It was a white-knuckle, hyperventilation sort of a thing. I made it through – and now I am One Tough Chick.
Physical: Spent Mum’s Day getting my bike ready for spring & summer – pumped up the tires, new seat, new mirror, contemplated new pedals (soon) and whether to use straps or clips (not yet). Rode around a little to get my bike-legs back, and I’m good to go. I hope to use it to excess as long as the good weather holds. Or maybe I’ll trade it in before the season is in full bloom. I really need a shorter frame for my shorter (five-two) frame.
What else have I been doing?
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket.
Nobody’s Home: Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide – Thomas Edward Gass
But This Is My Mother!: The Plight of Our Elders in American Nursing Homes – Cynthia Loucks
three painful V.C. Andrews schlockfests
The Face On The Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney
Life Support : Three Nurses on the Front Lines – Suzanne Gordon
Dude, Where’s My Country? – Michael Moore
Fat-A Fate Worse Than Death?: Women, Weight, and Appearance – Ruth Raymond Thone
The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life – Wendy Shanker
Star Girl – Jerry Spinelli
House of Bush, House of Saud : The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties – Craig Unger (just starting this one)
Good Eats on the Food Network
Family Plots on A&E
M*A*S*H reruns, when convenient
The McCourts of Limerick – love these men
Hedwig & The Angry Inch – amazing, wonderful, kick-ass movie
MST3K: Touch Of Satan – painfully funny
Donnie Darko – hauntingly beautiful
In Search of Dracula – was better when I was 13, but still fun
His Secret Life – another thing of beauty
The Ugly – very, very good scare
Frequency – so sweet. A pre-Passion Caveziel is great
Real Women Have Curves – required viewing for all women, I think
And of course, we’ve been simply enjoying spring.