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[Feb. 2nd, 2005|12:36 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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One of the adjusters just called with the total on Matt's truck. This would be Matt's 1990 beater truck with dents, dings, rust, and a peeling paint job on the hood and both front quarter panels. This would be Matt's truck that was staring at a $3000 engine job. This would be Matt's truck that we're getting replace free thanks to the generosity of his father.

They're going to give us $3700 for it. That, my friends, is such a scam on my part, you have no idea.

I'm waiting for an answer back about how long we can keep the rental after they salvage the vehicle.. and I'm sure they're going to hold off on any bodily injury settlment until I get a handle on what's wrong (if anything) and how long it'll take to feel better.

I've had a little bit of numbness in my ring and pinky fingers on both hands (right hand last night, left hand this morning) so I'm going to the doctor this afternoon to figure out if anything's wrong or if I just need some physical therapy and a trip or two to a chiropractor and a nice long hot bath. I like my doctor, the first time I went to see him he spent a half hour going over my medical history and since he deals mostly with elderly patients he is familiar with standard and non-standard aches and pains.. in addition, likes the fact that I'm under 60 and smile a lot. :)

That's the end of that.


I had plans to go to the gym today but I've decided to hold off getting back into anything at the gym until I get the ok from a doctor. I'm holding my eating steady and I'll keep it easy on the FlexPoints until I can get some physical activity done again. Sadly it's way too cold for leisurely walks and I dont' want to go forward with my lunchtime yoga plans until after I get a doctor's ok. So.. for now.. it's easy slow dance stuff and maybe some walking but nothing heavy.

I had plans of soup and such yesterday but ended up going home early and having a combined lunch/dinner of comfort pasta. Was perfect. And I came in under my points. Whee! Today I'll be having that soup right before I go to the doctor (probably bites at traffic lights on my way up there) and then most likely it'll be fast food for dinner as Matt and I are going down to do temporary truck stuff tonight on the shore. What I really want is Subway.. we'll see if we can't make that happen. Mmm.. Subway.

Anyway, the fact that I'm managing to stay Boring and Healthy during all this is not remarkable.. it's default. I can't control the rest of it, I can control this. Food issues for me have always been control. The question of whether or not I can maintain when the rest of my life goes back to comfortable and normal? That remains to be seen.



I started Health and Wellness 101 last night. If I manage to make it out of this class without being bored to complete distraction and tears it's going to be a major miracle. Last night we talked about how important good nutrition is and how you need to balance out your wellness factors. Yes. Thank you. I was unaware.

And here's something really obnoxious on my part: Next week's assignment is to find a weakness in your personal wellbeing behaviors that you would like to modify and observe that behavior for a week. My problem? I don't have one that I'm not already modifying. That sounds so incredibly self-centered, I know. I'm sure one will come to me. Maybe I'll just pretend I'm not already doing one. That'll make it easier. Suggestions?

Anyway, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but oh how I hate touchy-feely professors who want to do group activities and be all about the participation. I'll participate if you motivate me too and I hate interacting with the other students. I may be old fashioned, but I like to be lectured at. I like to take notes. I like to occasionally ask a pointed and related question. I do not like to have Cindy, the 18-year-old from Eldersburg talk about how one of her wellness strengths is that she's "a rilly super friend."

So, Ms. Teacher-lady, quit yer bitchin' about how quiet we are. It's 6:30 at night, we've all worked full days, some of us are sore and cranky, and your sweater is so '80's it's making my eyes bleed.


Dood, I am *such* a bitch today.
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[User Picture]From: fangirlsays
2005-02-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome news on the truck front!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm pleased. I tried looking up the blue book value on it yesterday and it was like $1900 and I was so worried. But that's such great news. I'll get a big chunk of it and Matt will be able to get his new-ish truck repaired and.. well, we're keeping our fingers crossed. In other news, how are you?
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2005-02-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
*carefully rubs your back*

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:01 pm (UTC)
Chellies? My hair looks like crap because I can't hold my head at the right angle to put it in a bun or something. I look like a mentally deficient wannabe librarian. *weep*

Hi. YAY FOR INTERNET AT HOME FOR YOU!
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2005-02-02 06:03 pm (UTC)
*brushes your hair and braids it for you*

There now. *kisses your forehead* Don't you look pretty.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
As long as I look pretty to you that's all that matters to me. :)

How's your kitchen?
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2005-02-02 06:51 pm (UTC)
It's... sort of unpacked? *grimaces* I had to go take an hour of "me" time last night. I really like cal's family, but sometimes, it's a struggle. i think it's the stress talking.
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2005-02-02 05:54 pm (UTC)
*raises hand*

i have a suggestion, miss melly! you do not see lala often enough! this is a HUGE GAPING HOLE in your wellbeing behavior. please remedy immediately. :D

but seriously, honeybee, take it easy. numbness is never good, and although most likely a few trips to the chiropracter ARE all you need, i don't want you hurting. *applies warm compress*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:00 pm (UTC)
Lala? Did you know that my name means honeybee?

I adore you so much :)
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2005-02-02 06:12 pm (UTC)
*sekrit smile*

melly, i loff! pls feel better soon!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:33 pm (UTC)
I will, promise promise.

Embarrassing moment? Looking at my semi-numb hand and thinking.. "I wonder what it would be like to wank with those fingers?" And then thinking "That would be a great fic.. someone should write that fic." And then thinking "Melly, someone did. You did. You big dork."
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2005-02-02 07:03 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA!!!

aw, but you're our big dork. and we love ya. *kisses your numb fingers*
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2005-02-02 06:02 pm (UTC)
oh how I hate touchy-feely professors who want to do group activities and be all about the participation. I'll participate if you motivate me too and I hate interacting with the other students. I may be old fashioned, but I like to be lectured at. I like to take notes. I like to occasionally ask a pointed and related question.

This is how I have always been in school as well. I hated mandatory discussion classes, and my class participation marks were always the ultimate suck. But lectures, I could really get behind. There's something wonderful about taking notes--you feel like you're really learning. At least I do.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:29 pm (UTC)
I mean.. I'll chip in, I'll ask questions, I'll even figure out the damned group project like I did last night.. but I won't *like* it.. and it'll make me irritated rather than enthused. You're right, too. Taking notes makes me feel like I'm learning something.
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From: starfishchick
2005-02-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
Great news on the truck!

Last night we talked about how important good nutrition is and how you need to balance out your wellness factors. Yes. Thank you. I was unaware.

And thank goodness you told us!! What other secrets will this class reveal?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:07 pm (UTC)
Apparently? Trans-fats? Not good. Who knew!? Also, some people don't handle stress well.

I tell you, Steph, this class is just going to blow the doors wide open for me. I'm learning all KINDS of new things.

*snort*
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From: starfishchick
2005-02-02 06:55 pm (UTC)
When you're done, you can write a tell-all book and blow the doors off the health industry!
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2005-02-02 06:22 pm (UTC)
"Next week's assignment is to find a weakness in your personal wellbeing behaviors that you would like to modify and observe that behavior for a week."

Ooo, ooo, I have some ideas!

Stress reduction. After all, this week has been very high stress, so it should be easier to achieve a lower-stress state.

Avoidance of biochemical warfare, aka putting Matt's boots on the porch.

Reduction in environmental hazards, aka making sure there's no goat shit on the driveway before walking out to Dumpster the trash.

I'm sure I could come up with more than this if I tried.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-02-02 06:31 pm (UTC)
Stress reduction might work. My other one is lowering my sodium intake. because you know me.. the world is one bit salt lick.
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2005-02-02 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but if your blood pressure is okay, does reducing sodium matter?

I'm thinking you should go for stress reduction. That way you can point to your new yoga class as an initiative in response.
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