I was thinking today how I started this new blog with the intention of writing my deeper thoughts. Yeah, that obviously hasn't happened yet. For some reason I haven't been my "Deep Thinker" self lately. I've been more preoccupied with Mary Kate's lack of pants and the so-called controversy at the VMA's involving Robert Pattinson. (Twilight fans: Overreact much?) I know the deep thoughts will come back, one day. Maybe when my brain stops hurting so much I'll be able to handle more sophisticated thinking.
Speaking of hurting brains, I went to the doctor today to explore my TMJ theory. So why is it I'm paying $30 to tell them what I think it is, just to have them tell me, "Yeah, that could be it. You need to go see (insert specialist here.)" Um, thanks. Glad to see that degree in medicine's working out for you. One thing that did make me laugh though was when Doctor had me sit up on the paper-covered bed thing and checked my jaw. She put her fingers in front of my ears and had me open and close my mouth. The first time I did it she literally jumped back a tiny bit and said, "Oh! You're...crunchy." Yeah. It scared her. Apparently 15+ years of sucking on gum has a negative affect on your jaw. Huh. I do have to admit I felt a hint of validation that my theory is not too far-fetched. And she even said, "This is good news, actually, we may have found the problem." Of course, she doesn't know, so off to Dentist I go. We did rule out allergies (sort of), though, so that was good. I really appreciate everyone's suggestions and theories on what could be causing these headaches. I've taken them ALL into consideration. Hopefully we'll have answers soon...
So today marked the first completed week of doing Weight Watchers, and I lost 2.6 lbs!! I am so excited. I know it could have been more if I'd eaten a tad bit healthier than I did, so I'm glad, because it showed me that I can still do better. Either way, I am thrilled with my success so far.
I've had sick kids at home for four days now and I'm slowly losing my mind. I've been robbed of two of my kid-free days and I'm feeling it. CURSE YOU COMMON COLD!! In related news, Macy came home from school the other day and informed me very matter-of-factly that her teacher told their class that her dad invented bar code scanners. Hmmm. Needless to say, I was a bit doubtful. But Macy was adamant, and went on to say that her teacher also said her friend's dad invented planes and trains. Really. I gently explained to her that planes and trains were invented long ago, and unless her teacher's friend was Grandma Moses, there was no possible way her dad invented trains. Macy accepted that, but insisted the bar code thing was real. I want to believe her, bless her soul, but last year she came home and told me with that wide-eyed innocence that her teacher told their class she had a flying cat, and was almost in tears when I tried to argue it. Nod and smile, nod and smile.
Here's hoping the headaches end soon, the colds go away, and Macy stops having liars for teachers.