Thanks, Kakes. I'll definitely try that out. My parents may have some balls hanging around from my brother's toys (I'm pretty sure they've thrown/given away practically none of his toys over the years, he's 15 now) so I'll also hunt for something more permanent from there.
I forgot to gripe about my latest money issue. I got a bill for a total of about $180 from the walk-in clinic at my hospital, when I went in about the un-ending bleeding (yes, it's finally over!) just over a month ago. My insurance is technically based on CA, so out-of-state, which usually means higher bills, but this is the first time I've ever been charged as out-of-state insurance ANYWHERE in the over 1.5 yrs I've had this insurance. I'm pissed. I have to call insurance to see if there's anything that can be done about it or if something changed.
Also, I parked on the street overnight like an idiot and now have a $25 parking ticket. I'll get rid of the parking ticket ASAP, but the medical bills are going to have to get small payments over the next few months, I think.
That university story is fucked up. College kids should be able to get hammered without fear that they'll be raped. It's a part of post-secondary education dammit! The Stuebenville case certainly puts things into perspective, and I really hope kids will think twice before getting hammered at parties. But they won't.
I think more women need to take a self-defense course. My wife's dojo had one a few months back and I couldn't make it for some reason. Shit, I think they need to be taught in college and they ought to be mandatory! Especially if you live on res!
My starch consumption: a lot? LOL I'll generally eat an entire sweet potato with whatever meat I have for breakfast. Lunch is meat, some sort of cooked vegetable, but a little bit of potato again. Dinner is almost the same as breakfast.
Last night I polished off an enormous shawarma plate. It comes with salad with some pickled vegetables, side of potatoes and carrot cooked in a lovely tomato sauce, and of course, a generous helping of jasmine or basmati rice, chicken shawarma on top, with tahini sauce and tzaziki or however you spell it. I actually didn't finish off all the rice as I was getting super full. But I usually do.
I'm thinking I eat a lot more starch than the average primal-ite here. I worry a little that I'm doing things wrong. But all I know is, high fat makes me feel like shit and I'm very sluggish. If I have too much fat in the presence of protein and high starch, I will also feel ill, and my gastritis flares up. So, I'm going by how I feel.
I also dance my ass off 2 - 3x a week. I'm tall and lanky. I think I can afford the starch :)
When I had my plantar fasciitis last year, rolling my foot over a golf ball was very helpful.
Sux about the $$$, NW. Everybody with their greedy paws out.
Patski, taking a self defense course is definitely on my long to-do list. Hulky teaches me things here and there, and occasionally, when playing around, I'll let out a really good punch, but as I laugh and feel proud for connecting, I also feel incredibly bad for slugging my SO! :D He is equally torn, haha. He knows too much about fighting (lots of martial arts and...life experience) to be able to boil it down to "essentials" for me, so I guess I'll just have to go general and either pick one fighting form to focus on, or find a self-defense course. I have never seen one being offered through the community programs.
Thanks for the starch feedback. I've noticed some improvements, perhaps completely unrelated, since adding more starches. I am looking forward to more potatoes tonight :D. I think starch in the morning will make a big difference too. I am definitely going to get some tapioca flour for baking with. It's supposed to be a really nice consistency.
FW, I don't think we have any golf balls, but they were in my mind when I was thinking about this earlier and I could not remember what they were called >< Brain fart!
Doctor update: She prescribed me an oral antibiotic to take for 2 weeks while continuing external treatment (will pick that up tonight after work, probably walk to CVS from the apartment). She told me to keep my socks off entirely when at home. I'm hesitant to sleep without socks because I don't want to have to wash the sheets every night. Perhaps I'll just air out the bed every day and use some disinfectant spray (conveniently scented as "Fresh Linen") on the foot area.
Disinfectant spray: white vinegar, maybe with a few drops of a good essential oil.
Another disinfectant spray: hydrogen peroxide. DO NOT GET THIS ON YOUR FOOT. You will be sorry! Don't ask how I know -_-
Why would one be sorry for getting peroxide on their foot?
The peroxide will sting!!! on the tender skin where its infected.
Having some shut-in anxiety this evening. My prescription requires prior authorization, which means I may not be able to get it for a week. I'm supposed to hang with a friend tomorrow night, but I'm not sure what to do with her. I don't hang out with friends one on one anymore, not really since college, but mostly not since high school. I feel anxious about entertaining her and having things to do. We only see each other about once a year (saw each other last fall when I went to Salem).
I made dinner all week and tonight I do not feel like it. I'm wondering if effects of possibly having too much serotonin have worn off and now I need more 5-HTP. I'm going to start at 50mg tonight.
You got some funky-ass feet, chile.
Maybe just dip 'em in lava?
Rent some chic-flicks, have some easy primal munchies, kick back and just enjoy being with an good friend :) You could bake some chicken legs and have baked sweet potato wedges with them. Make a primal dessert too.
Don't think too much about what you're gonna do or talk about it - just let it happen and relax :)