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Random Happenings
  • In case you didn't see this in the comments to one of my recent entries, Seth and I decided not to buy the adorable little house that we thought about closer to our shul. It was beautiful and amazing and needed a lot of work and the kitchen was just too darn small. It's too hard to keep kosher in a small kitchen...I can't go smaller than I've already got. So I'm not sad about our decision, but it really would have been nice. This is not the last house that will pop up in the area, so there will be other opportunities. I'm glad we looked at it, because it made me realize that I don't have to settle, I can wait until I find the right combination of price, neighborhood and features we want in a house. No way to really know what we want without looking at options along the way.
  • We were supposed to spend shabbos up near shul this week, but didn't because at 4:30 pm we got a call letting Seth know that he needed to work overnight on Saturday/Sunday. Since he'd just come off two overnights and was sleep deprived, it made more sense for us to stay home so that he could stay up most of the night Friday and sleep most of the day Saturday, which is what we did. Unfortunately, I ended up staying up half the night also because I'm having horrible pain in my teeth. My dentist thinks it's sinus related, which I can believe because it's worse when I'm laying down. Yay for allergies. I spent most of today taking Demerol and praying for death. Seems the only thing that takes the edge off is sucking on a Chloraseptic lozenge between my teeth and my cheek. This is all fine and good, but that means there's sugar hanging out on my teeth and I have enough tooth problems. I left a message for my dentist asking if he could get me some oral lidocaine (no idea how to spell that), but I think he may already have left town for Pesach. S'Alright. Not like I'd had plans tomorrow, so I guess I can keep taking the demerol. Oh wait, I was going to clean for Pesach. Oh well. Guess I'll just stay in pain. Bleh.
  • Work is work. My status got changed to exempt, but I've seen no other piece of evidence that suggests that my raise/promotion went through. I'm not holding my breath, but the status change was a good sign.
  • Forgot to mention that last Shabbos we spent in Rockville with Jay and Lis (friends from our old shul). I didn't go to shul, but I had a fabulous time regardless. It's been too long since we've spent real time with Jay and Lis (and their three beautiful children).
  • ouch.
  • Still on the diet, but I'm finding that I do better if I don't follow it strictly, but use it as a rule of thumb. Basically, if I cut out bread, potatoes and rice, I'm doing okay. Anyway, I've lost 13 pounds in three weeks, so it's not all bad.
  • I mean, seriously, OUCH.
  • caryabend had two job interviews yesterday. Sending much job karma his direction.
  • I haven't been very good about keeping up with people recently. Not even LJ people. I've been skimming more than reading recently, but I'm trying to take some time to look back and see if I've missed anything important.
  • that is all.

Edited to add: I should mention that the only reason that shabbos at home was possible this week was because the woman who was planning to have us for dinner graciously packaged up yummy food for us to take home. Just another reason that I love, love, love our community. One other time that I was struggling for shabbos preparations (having been out of town until Friday afternoon), our rebbetzin gave us soup, challah, and some other yummy things. Everyone in the community really takes care of one another. It's nice.

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ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 4th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
About the teeth: About the only thing I've found that takes the edge off my sinus problems is to take something like Claritin or Allegera once every day and to squirt myself (once in the morning, once at night) with one of those steroid nasal sprays every day. I hate it. I wish I didn't have to. But the alternative is constant tooth, face and ear pain and other weird allergy effects (like getting a fever that spikes in the middle of the afternoon and leaves me with zero energy). I don't know how you feel about pills or steroid sprays. All I can tell you is that they help me. I still do get the occasional infection on this regime, but not nearly as often.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 4th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, that's good advice. I take Allegra every day. I can't use nasal sprays...the ones that work literally make me throw up. And I hate them anyway.

I have horrible allergies pretty much year round (but worse in the spring and fall), but I can't remember EVER having this kind of sinus pain. EVER. If I did, I'd probably be more motivated to find a way not to throw up from nasal sprays. Ugh. This too shall pass, I suppose.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 4th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Baltimore seems to be a very bad place for people with sinus & allergy troubles. Practically every time I've visited, I've come home with a sinus infection. Would it help to get air filters for your house? Or a vacuum with a filter so that less of it settles on the carpet? It really is a horrible battle to fight. Sinus can cause so much pain (it makes me feel like my teeth are trying to secede from my jawbones) and allergies just take all the energy out of you. Here's hoping you find something that works for you.
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: April 4th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
mazel tov on the weight loss and dieting. im sure its really diffficult to adjust your eating, but its great that you lost so much so quickly!
From: pacino1901 Date: April 4th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
That's what I love about being Jewish...there's always a community for you, and everybody looks out for one another.
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