Thursday, June 21, 2007

I have had the distinct pleasure of contracting strep for the fifth time this year yesterday, and as my tonsils were staging a mini Central American revolution against the rest of my body I had plenty of time to languish in my bed (I am SO in need of a Victorian settee...and maybe a bustle and a fan...much more dramatically effective for languishing) and think about how good my swim/walk workout was on Tuesday and how great it'll be to get healthy so I can actually try to move my body more than once a week or month at a time.

Anyway, while my pain sensors stop being such grumpy poodles and my left ass cheek heals from having a giant needle of antibiotics plunged into it, I'll tackle Laura's meme, since she was kind enough to tag me.


Ten years ago I was 16 and getting ready for my senior year of high school. I think I probably would've been at this three-week long fine arts camp where I had a wonderful time but was egregiously misinformed as to the idea that one can make a viable living off one's passions.


Hmm...last year I was not in my best form. I was a part-time professional towel folder and disgruntled employee at Wal-Mart until I walked out and never came back, I was in the process of packing up my husband's possessions in the hopes that putting his toothpaste in a hard to find box would actually prompt him to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE (It didn't until the tail end of July. The man's tenacity is extraordinarily impressive.) And I was finishing a long, slow slide into the worst physical shape of my life...infections, weight gains and pains, and general illness that's only just now working itself back to normal. I am SO glad it's not 2006 anymore.

1. Chips and salsa
2. String cheese
3. Almonds
4. Fruit
5. Kashi Cookies

I have a problem with not being able to remember the lyrics to any song I hear on the radio, even if I've heard it a zillion times. I'm that person that sort of half-mumbles until the chorus and even then I'm a half-second behind the music because I'm waiting to hear the words so I can confirm I have it right. My brother won't even let me sing in the car with him because it's so annoying.

I do know pretty much any song you would've sung in any elementary music class by heart, although having an intimate knowledge of "Skip to my Lou" never seems to help me at parties.

1. Pay off all my debts
2. Buy a truck for my dad
3. Pay for my brother's college
4. Buy a house
5. Buy a fuel-efficient car for me

1. Eating my feelings
2. Not saving money
3. Being extremely hard on myself
4. Being messy
5. Putting on too much nail polish on purpose and peeling it off, Bonne Bell style

1. Watching movies
2. Writing
3. Painting and drawing
4. Dancing
5. Teaching kids stuff


1. A Wal-Mart smock
2. Tapered legged capris
3. My wedding rings, unless I reconstitute the engagement ring into a solitaire necklace
4. Fake nails
5. Suntan panty hose (my mother used to insist there was no such thing as nude hose, so I spent the better part of my adolescence looking like I had just come from the Swingin' Senior Dance at the Boca Raton Retirement Ranch)

1. My cell phone
2. My computer
3. My iPod
4. My thingy that turns my iPod into my car stereo
5. Hmmm...I'm a bit of a neo-Luddite. I do think it's cool my TV has a DVD and a VCR built into it. Does that count?

"INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so."

1. Tam's Fitness Journal
2. Lose Weight With Me
3. Kathy Calculates
4. The Pursuit of Healthyness
5. Minx, Redux

"Next select five people to tag:

1. Brenna
2. Lori
3. Abba
4. Luna
5. Lukos' Mom

ALSO: I'm getting referred for a tonsillectomy this summer (Ice cream! Excruciating pain and hemorrhaging!) and I'm getting mixed stories on whether or not it'll require a lot of down time, etc. If you've had a tonsillectomy as an adult and can comment as to the nature of the surgery, could you leave a comment please? Thanks.


Lauren said...

Ok, I had a tonsillectomy a few years ago, (I'm 26 now) and here's the deal. Good painkillers. (I got Percocet) The icecream is a myth, it creates phlem in your lungs causing you to cough, irritating your throat. I remember eating alot of popsicles and those add boiling water mashed potato flakes. cause they were really soft, but I only ate those after a few days. I believe the first few days were all popsicles and yes, it does hurt, but if you keep up with the medication, the worst is first thing in the morning. You have to drink lots of water to keep it moist back there and that's about all I've got for you.

Lauren said...

but the good thing is that I haven't had a major throat issue since then.

Christine said...

Gosh, hope you are feeling better soon!

Lori said...

Get well first of all.

I had my tonsils out at an early age. All I remember is that they let me have a grape Nehi because I was pestering them to death. They were immediately sorry and I myself was quite astounded that I could get that sick so quickly.

I would think that what Lauren says is true about popsicles, etc. (avoid juice!) instead of ice cream. Wouldn't the things you eat after having your wisdom teeth out be almost (emphasis on almost) applicable? Like noodles....soup...(I had hamburger helper noodle).

Get well and now I'm off to do my tag....thanks!

Abba said...

Hey girl. Thanks for thinking of me. I will do this on Monday. Love your answers!

Riley & Tiki said...

No dairy for 72 hours. To test if I was ready to leave the hospital they had me eat potato chips. I ate a ton of salt while recovering - not necessarily healthy, but it helps with the pain and so the scabs don't get too big. I ate a lot of Pringles, lunch meat, and rice-a-roni. Stay away from citrus & tomatoes - OW! -too much acid. Have someone stay with you the first 24 hours to help change your ice pack - every time it melted I felt like I was choking. Stay on top of the pain - percocet is your friend. Good luck!

R&T Mom